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  • Ellen lauded for gay rights influence as she receives highest US award

    11/22/2016 8:11:13 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 35 replies
    BBC news ^ | September 23rd | BBC news
    Comedian Ellen DeGeneres was praised by the US president for her influence on the gay rights movement as she received the country's highest civilian honour. Celebrities including Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro and Michael Jordan were also among the 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Barack Obama said it was easy to forget the risk Ellen De Generes took to come out as gay in 1997. He said her bravery helped "push our country in the direction of justice". "It's easy to forget now, when we've come so far... just how much courage was required for Ellen to...
  • Psychiatrist says Puberty Blockers Can Help Young Transgenders 'Fit In'

    08/23/2016 11:21:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 22, 2016 | 2:14 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    According to a Kaiser Health News report, using puberty suppressing drugs not only prevents children from developing secondary sex characteristics, it also can make it far easier for transgender teens to “fit in.” […] The article notes that there is some disagreement within the medical community as to when it is appropriate to start a child on puberty blocking medication. “A study in 2008 found that 43 percent of very young children who experienced gender dysphoria no longer felt that way after adolescence,” the article says. …
  • Could sex robots and virtual reality treat paedophilia?

    08/20/2016 4:08:22 PM PDT · by Salman · 91 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 2 August 2016 | Aviva Rutkin
    ... A Japanese company named Trottla already ships child-sized sex dolls globally. Earlier this year, a Canadian man went on trial after he was arrested in 2013 for ordering such a doll. Under Canadian law, they are considered child pornography and he could go to jail for seven years. But what if dolls like these could help rather than hurt? Ron Arkin, a robotics engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology and one of the panelists, argued that people should not only legally be permitted to have such dolls, but perhaps some should be handed prescriptions for them. In his...
  • Texas Seeks Temporary Block of Rules for Transgender Students

    08/12/2016 12:11:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | August 12, 2016 | Alexa Ura
    With the first day of school looming, Texas will go to court on Friday and begin pressing its argument that the Obama administration strayed outside the law by ordering public schools to accommodate transgender students. In a case expected to come down to the distinction between sex and gender identity, the state’s lawsuit against the federal government is set for its first hearing Friday morning in Fort Worth, where U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor will hear arguments over Texas’ request for a preliminary injunction. Texas, joined by 10 other states, in May sued the Department of Education over the...
  • LA Mayor: Trump victory could turn off IOC voters to '24 bid

    08/06/2016 7:01:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 133 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 6, 2016 7:50 PM EDT | Stephen Wilson
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti acknowledged Saturday that the results of November’s U.S. presidential election could weigh heavily on his city’s chances of hosting the 2024 Olympics, saying that a victory by Donald Trump could turn off IOC voters. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Garcetti also said Los Angeles could offer “the last, best hope” for the United States to host the Summer Olympics again before the American people begin “tuning out” from the games. Garcetti, a 45-year-old Democrat and supporter of Hillary Clinton, is in Brazil to observe the Rio de Janeiro Games and pitch his...
  • Gay Hookup Ads on DC Metro ‘Conform with Our Board-Approved Ad Policy’

    08/02/2016 8:11:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 1, 2016 | 4:42 PM EDT | Emily Blatter
    The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) in Washington, D.C. is currently running an advertisement for Squirt.org, an app that helps homosexuals find hookup partners. But the WMATA refuses to run religious or political ads. A Metro representative said the Squirt.org ads could not be removed because regulating ad content violates the advertiser’s First Amendment rights, even though religious, political and advocacy-related ads are banned according to Metro policy because of their content. …
  • Millennials are the most bisexual generation of all time

    07/15/2016 11:48:58 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 85 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 2, 2016 | The Sun
    Bisexuality is booming, with the number of people who bed men and women more than doubling, a study says. Some 7.7 percent revealed they had bi romps in 2014, compared to 3.1 percent in 1990. The stats follow the openness of Brit model Cara Delevingne and other celebrities about their bisexuality. In the same period the percentage of men who reported having had sex with at least one man rose from 4.5 percent to 8.2 percent. And the number of women who said they had bedded at least one female leapt from 3.6 percent to 8.7 percent. Meanwhile, acceptance of...
  • LGBT history lessons heading for California classrooms

    07/14/2016 9:41:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2016 7:30 PM EDT | Lisa Leff
    In second grade, California students will learn about families with two moms or two dads. Two years later, while studying how immigrants have shaped the Golden State, they will hear how New York native Harvey Milk became a pioneering gay politician in San Francisco. The State Board of Education unanimously approved those changes in classroom instruction Thursday to comply with the nation’s first law requiring public schools to include prominent gay Americans and LGBT rights milestones in history classes. The updates are part of a broader overhaul of California’s history and social science curriculum. During four hours of public testimony,...
  • Twitter dominated by tongue-in-cheek #HeterosexualPrideDay

    06/29/2016 10:26:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 29, 2016 11:50 AM EDT
    What appears to be a tongue-in-cheek social media movement to mark June 29 as a day to celebrate heterosexual pride has become one of the day’s top online trends. Hundreds of thousands of tweets have been sent Wednesday with the hashtag #HeterosexualPrideDay. The idea of such a day has outraged many. One of the top responses comes from British comedian Dapper Laughs, who rhetorically asked on Twitter, “What’s next, #BreathingAirDay?” Others have flooded the hashtag with gay pride memes and other mentions of support. …
  • President Obama Designates Stonewall a National Monument (LGBT monument)

    06/24/2016 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    nbcnews.com/ ^ | June 24 2016 | John Lamparski
    On June 28, 1969, patrons at a gay bar in New York City's West Village neighborhood decided they had finally had enough after yet another police raid. As the NYPD attempted to enforce a law making it illegal to serve alcohol to "homosexuals," the resistance of the bar patrons turned into an uprising - the Stonewall Uprising - an event now widely credited with sparking the modern LGBTQ rights movement in the U.S. Now, nearly 50 years later, that same location - where members of the community stood up to government injustice - has been designated a new national monument...
  • New Obamacare Rule Prohibits ‘Sexual Stereotyping’

    06/23/2016 1:36:37 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 47 replies
    CNSnews.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Penny Starr
    People Can Be ‘Male, Female, Neither, or a Combination of Male and Female’ (CNSNews.com) – Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell cited a new rule added to the Obamacare law to prevent discrimination, including “sexual stereotyping,” as one of the Obama administration’s successes in advancing homosexual rights. “We took a major step just last month in the final rule of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act,” Burwell said at an event on June 9 at the agency in Washington, D.C., to mark Gay Pride Month. The new final rule – which goes into effect on July 18...
  • Desmond Tutu's daughter: 'painful' to give up ministry after marrying woman

    06/09/2016 6:46:44 AM PDT · by Cronos · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9 June 2016 | Harriet Sherwood
    For someone who is in love and recently married, a wedge of “very odd pain” is lodged in Mpho Tutu van Furth’s heart. It is caused by the South African Anglican church’s refusal to allow the daughter of one of the world’s best known Christian leaders to continue to work as a priest after she married the person with whom she has pledged to share the rest of her life: a woman. “It was hard for me to give up my [priest’s] licence, it felt incredibly sad,” Tutu van Furth – whose father, Desmond Tutu, won the Nobel peace prize...
  • Gates leaves Boy Scouts presidency, defends gay adult policy

    05/26/2016 5:47:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2016 8:03 PM EDT | Nomaan Merchant
    Robert Gates became the Boy Scouts of America’s president facing deep divisions within the organization’s membership over whether to let gays serve openly in its ranks. On Thursday, Gates finished his two-year term by arguing the Scouts had overcome that challenge and were ready to reverse years of membership declines. In a speech to Scouting leaders, the former U.S. secretary of defense defended the compromise last year to allow openly gay adult leaders to serve in the Scouts, but give churches sponsoring troops the right to use sexual orientation as a guideline for selecting leaders. …
  • 2016 05 15 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Fighting God" (video)

    05/15/2016 9:26:31 PM PDT · by Lera · 6 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | May 15, 2016 | John Haller
    "Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!" That line, spoken by Bill Murray in the movie "Ghostbusters" is incredibly not very far from the truth these days. Keep in mind, it has been only 10 1/2 months since the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, and the complete breakdown and degeneration of society here and abroad is now in full force. John has had enough, and he shares his anger and frustration during this week's update entitled "Fighting God". In an unusually harsh rebuke of our elected officials and world leaders, John takes them to task on heir...
  • Baltimore mayor bans travel to North Carolina, Mississippi

    05/11/2016 6:20:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2016 7:55 AM EDT
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has suspended all city-sponsored travel to North Carolina and Mississippi due to the states’ new transgender laws. Rawlings-Blake made the announcement Tuesday in a letter to city officials, saying she hopes the city’s efforts combined with those of other governments and companies “will push North Carolina and Mississippi” to change. …
  • Repeal and Replace the Republican Party

    05/08/2016 8:36:29 AM PDT · by Williams · 36 replies
    Vanity
    Watching the Sunday news shows, I realize America is finished if we have to rely on the Republican party. I just watched Senator Flake (R Ariz.) smugly go on that we will lose the war on terror because of Trump having a "religious test" for admission to our country. Also he says that's why we will lose the election not because Senator Flake isn't supporting Trump. We are facing Hillary Clinton and these republicans are everywhere saying Trump has to come to each of them and explain himself. Then he has to change to agree with them. These republicans don't...
  • Manipulated Conservatives: Transgendered Bathrooms are Trivial

    04/21/2016 7:26:11 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 102 replies
    04.21.16 | chickensoup
    Manipulated Conservatives: Transgendered Bathrooms are Trivial As I watch people get involved with dramas over this issue, I think: What is it that we are not supposed to pay attention to? What is it that the elites, the media and the government don't want us to notice? Is it the loss of our history and culture with the change with monies, another knife in the gut by the Obama administration? Is it the subtlest of this election? Is it the lousy depression like statistics in some areas of the country? Is it the invasion of western Civ and our country...
  • Target says transgender people can use bathroom that aligns with their identity

    04/19/2016 6:35:00 PM PDT · by matt04 · 177 replies
    Target Corp. made it clear that transgender people in its stores are welcome to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity. The statement Tuesday by the Minneapolis-based retailer comes amid debates in many state legislatures over restricting public restroom use to the sex listed on a person’s birth certificate. While many of those conversations have centered around restrooms in public schools and government buildings, Target appears to be one of the first big-box retailers to take a proactive stance in declaring its position on the matter when it comes to its own restrooms. While they may not be...
  • Transgender advocates fear bill's fallout even if it dies [SC]

    04/14/2016 7:49:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 14, 2016 10:13 PM EDT | Seanna Adcox
    Transgender people said Thursday they fear a South Carolina bill that would require them to use the public bathroom for their biological sex will stoke misguided fears and endorse restroom vigilantism, even if the bill ultimately dies as expected. Opponents told a Senate panel the unenforceable measure perpetuates myths against an already-ostracized community, while supporters contend it’s about protecting the privacy and safety of women and children. […] No vote was taken during the panel’s second and final hearing. It’s not yet clear whether the full committee will consider the measure. But even if it manages to advance to the...
  • Norway's Lutheran Church Votes in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

    04/14/2016 7:30:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/11/16
    Norway's Lutheran Church voted on Monday in favor of allowing same-sex marriage, becoming the latest of a small but growing number of churches worldwide to do so. Last year the French Protestant Church allowed gay marriage blessings, while the U.S. Presbyterian Church approved a change in the wording of its constitution to include same-sex marriage. In a vote at the annual conference of the Norwegian Lutheran Church on Monday 88 delegates out of 115 in total backed same-sex marriage. "Finally we can celebrate love independently of whom one falls in love with," said Gard Sandaker-Nilsen, leader of the Open Public...
  • 20,000 lesbians in the desert: welcome to the Dinah, a world without men

    04/08/2016 5:21:35 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 108 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 4/7/16 | Arwa Mahdawi
    20,000 lesbians in the desert: welcome to the Dinah, a world without men For five days in Palm Springs, Arwa Mahdawi entered an alternate reality where gay women celebrate each other with pool parties, dancing and debauchery Every year at the end of March, 20,000 lesbians from around the world fly into the Californian desert for five days of debauchery, and I’m one of them. It’s my second time at the Dinah, also known as the largest girl festival in the world. I’m staying at the Hilton in Palm Springs, which is hosting the famous Dinah pool parties, and the...
  • Queen Elizabeth II disapproves of gay marriage

    03/08/2016 11:10:03 AM PST · by jcbjrmll · 73 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3/6/2016 | Richard Kay and Goeffrey Levy for the The Daily Mail
    The Queen did not approve of the legalisation of same-sex marriage, the Daily Mail can reveal today. While in favour of civil partnerships, as a woman of deep Christian faith she took a different view on the legislation allowing same-sex couples to ‘marry’. She expressed her frustration to a friend at the height of the controversy, but admitted she was powerless to intervene, saying: ‘I can only advise and warn.’ The friend said: ‘It was the “marriage” thing that she thought was wrong, because marriage ought to be sacrosanct between a man and a woman.’
  • Seattle man tests transgender rule by undressing in women's locker room

    Seattle Parks and Recreation is facing a first-of-a-kind challenge to gender bathroom rules. Last week, a man undressed in a women's locker room, citing a new state rule that allows people to choose a bathroom based on gender identity. Around 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 8, a man wearing board shorts entered the women's locker room at Evans Pool and took of his shirt, according to Seattle Parks and Recreation. Women alerted staff, who told the man to leave, but he said "the law has changed and I have a right to be here." As far as policy to protect everyone,...
  • Kim Davis obeying orders in gay marriage case, judges rules

    02/09/2016 6:24:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2016 7:03 PM EST
    Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has obeyed orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the months since she spent five nights in jail for refusing to do so, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. United States District Judge David Bunning denied the American Civil Liberties Union's request to order Davis to reissue licenses she had altered to remove her name and title or face the possibility of further punishment. He found that Davis has allowed her deputies to issue licenses to anyone eligible since September and that the altered licenses are likely valid under Kentucky law. ...
  • You Can Now Urinate in Public in San Francisco

    01/30/2016 5:50:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    TIME ^ | 01/30/2016 | Olivia B. Waxman
    An outdoor urinal has been set up in Dolores Park San Francisco has installed an outdoor urinal in Dolores Park near the Mission District as part of the more than $20 million renovation of the recreation area in an attempt to combat a "rampant" public urination issue. "The more options we can give them to relieve themselves, the better for the parkgoers," San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener told the Associated Press. Last summer, the city's public works division made headlines by experimenting with coating some walls with a paint that causes fluid to splash back onto public urinators.
  • NY Court: Farmers to Be Re-Educated, Pay Fines for Not Hosting Homosexual Wedding

    01/26/2016 3:49:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    cns news ^ | 1/26/16 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – A couple who hosts occasional wedding ceremonies on their New York farm have lost an appeal to overturn the $13,000 in fines levied against them by the state’s human rights agency, which ruled that their refusal to host a wedding for two women was discriminatory. On Jan. 14, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, upheld the agency’s order and the fines, a decision the Alliance Defending Freedom - which represented Robert and Cynthia Gifford - said amounted to confirming, “that the government can punish the Giffords for declining to coordinate a ceremony that conflicts with...
  • The Religious Right Is Right to Be Scared: Christianity Is Dying in America (Barf alert)

    12/27/2015 9:00:02 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 75 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 26 Dec 15 | Jay Michaelson - LGBT Activist
    <p>Among the Christian Right, and most Republican presidential candidates, it’s now an article of faith that the United States is persecuting Christians and Christian-owned businesses—that religion itself is under attack.</p> <p>Why has this bizarre myth that Christianity is under assault in the most religious developed country on Earth been so successful? Because, in a way, it’s true. American Christianity is in decline—not because of a “war on faith” but because of a host of demographic and social trends. The gays and liberals are just scapegoats.</p>
  • New York City unveils new rules on gender discrimination

    12/21/2015 7:48:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 21, 2015 5:56 PM EST | Michael Balsamo and Jennifer Peltz
    Restaurant owners can't require ties for male diners only. Gyms can't tell clients which locker room to use. And in most cases, an employer can't put "John" on a worker's ID if she prefers "Jane." New York City's Human Rights Commission is establishing what advocates called some of the most powerful guidelines nationwide on gender-identity discrimination, releasing specifics Monday to flesh out broad protections in a 2002 law. "Today's guidance makes it abundantly clear what the city considers to be discrimination," which can lead to fines of up to $250,000, Commissioner Carmelyn P. Malalis said in a statement. Officials said...
  • (Weird) ... Police Find Spiked Baseball Bats Throughout San Francisco

    12/06/2015 4:31:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | CNSNews.com
    Police find spiked baseball bats throughout San Francisco San Francisco Police are asking for help leading to those chaining up spiked baseball bats to poles throughout the city. San Francisco Police Sgt. Michael Andraychak says officers first received reports of wooden or metal baseball bats appearing on poles and parking meters in the city on Thanksgiving morning. Andraychak says 27 bats with spikes running through them have been found since then. The latest discovery was Friday in the Fishermen's Wharf area. Andraychak says the spikes on the objects allow them to be considered a prohibited or deadly weapon, which is...
  • Mother decided to bring up her three-year-old son as a girl

    12/06/2015 1:51:25 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/06/2015 | Joseph Curtis
    Seeing their toddler playing with scissors can be a terrifying sight for any parent but for Kerry McFadyen it was a moment that changed everything. The 32-year-old came across the scene in the bathroom of her home in Strathspey, Scotland, when three-year-old son Daniel said he wanted to cut off his penis so he could be a girl. It led to his parents making the difficult decision to allow Daniel to become Danni, in what is believed to be the UK's youngest case of a child wanting to change sex.
  • City of Sodom Discovered: Archeological find gives insight into story of destruction

    10/18/2015 3:23:43 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2015 | LifeZette
    It seems that Sodom and Gomorrah were not as “destroyed” as previously thought. The ruins of the biblical city of Sodom reportedly have been discovered by U.S. archeologists in southern Jordan. God punished the wickedness of the citizens by destroying the city with brimstone and fire, the biblical story explains. Only the righteous inhabitants were allowed to escape the destruction and were spared by God. The archeological team, directed by Steve Collins of New Mexico’s Trinity Southwest University, has been working for 10 years in the Jordan Valley. It now believes it has uncovered this magnificent historical site. If confirmed,...
  • Have archaeologists discovered the biblical city of Sodom?

    10/14/2015 7:31:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/14/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This is a non-political story (but a very cool one nonetheless) which I was first alerted to by John Hawkins at Right Wing News. Archaeologists who have been busily digging into a massive mound in southern Jordan for the last ten years are growing increasingly convinced that they have located the city of Sodom, famously known in the Bible for having been struck down by God due to the sinful ways of its residents. While there aren’t any postcards with “Welcome to Sodom” emblazoned in neon, the ruins are definitely the remains of a massive city-state which thrived from...
  • Earthquake sank Port Royal "...the earth opened and swallowed up people before my face...

    06/07/2015 7:36:26 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 31 replies
    Port Royal was called "the richest and wickedest city in the world" or "the Sodom of the New World." Suddenly, JUNE 7, 1692, an earthquake and tsunami sank Port Royal under the sea, followed by violent aftershocks...
  • The Drought Goes From Bad To Catastrophic

    08/02/2014 5:50:31 AM PDT · by blam · 65 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-2-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 08/01/2014 As we previously commented, when scientists start using phrases such as "the worst drought" and "as bad as you can imagine" to describe what is going on in the western half of the country, you know that things are bad. However, in recent weeks the dreadful situation in California has gone from bad to catastrophic as the U.S. Drought Monitor reported that more than half of the state is now in experiencing 'exceptional' drought, the most severe category available. And most of the state – 81% – currently has one of the two most intense levels of...
  • Large asteroid heading to Earth? Pray, says NASA

    03/19/2013 7:28:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 101 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/19/13 | Irene klotz - Reuters
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA chief Charles Bolden has advice on how to handle a large asteroid headed toward New York City: Pray. That's about all the United States - or anyone for that matter - could do at this point about unknown asteroids and meteors that may be on a collision course with Earth, Bolden told lawmakers at a U.S. House of Representatives Science Committee hearing on Tuesday. An asteroid estimated to be have been about 55 feet in diameter exploded on February 15 over Chelyabinsk, Russia, generating shock waves that shattered windows and damaged buildings. More than...
  • 2 Centuries After New Madrid Quakes, What's Next?

    12/16/2011 5:45:35 PM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies
    AP via ABC ^ | 12/16/11 | ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press
    The United States was still a young nation when three major earthquakes rocked the central Mississippi River valley in the winter of 1811-1812. Chimneys fell, the earth heaved and church bells rang hundreds of miles away, set off by the powerful vibrations from what is now called the New Madrid Seismic Zone. As farmland rolled and shuddered, the shock waves spread as far as New York and the Carolinas. Now on the 200th anniversary of those devastating quakes, some seismologists are warning that the region should be on guard because of the risk that another "Big One" could strike the...
  • Inscribed Bricks Unearthed South Of Iran (1100BC)

    11/29/2004 12:26:38 PM PST · by blam · 60 replies · 1,642+ views
    Net Iran ^ | 11-23-2004
    Date Added:Nov 24 2004Inscribed Bricks Unearthed South of Iran Iran-11/23/2004 In the latest round of archeological excavations at the historical site of Enshan, Fars province, Iranian and American archeologists have unearthed several inscribed bricks and a seal dating back to the mid-Elamite era (1100 BC).Enshan is regarded as one of the capitals of the Elamites and is rich in cultural heritage artifacts ranging from the Elamite to the Achamenid era (3500 BC to 500 AD). Dr. Kamyar Abdi, an instructor of Dartmouth College in the United States told Cultural Heritage News (CHN) agency that in the course of excavations in...
  • Historic site in Iran turned into garbage dump, official complains

    08/24/2004 8:47:00 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 17 replies · 517+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | August 25 2004 | Anon
    TEHRAN (AFP) -- One of Iran's main historical sites, the ancient Elamite capital of Susa, has been used for the secret nightly dumping of rubbish by the local municipality, a culture official in the area told AFP Tuesday. "We have filed several complaints against the municipality, but it firmly denies its workers have ever done such a thing -- even though they have been frequently spotted by our guards," said the head of the Cultural Heritage Organization in Shush, the modern name for Susa. But the official, Mahdi Qanbari, also complained that the municipality was also planning to build a...
  • Ongoing Excavation of Sodom: Homosexual Adoption and breaking the Everlasting Covenant [Isaiah 24]

    02/22/2015 3:38:23 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    Wrestlers of Faith ^ | 1/26/2015 | J.Northrup
    As I write this article, the ancient city of Sodom is being excavated on the Northeast tip of the Dead Sea in Jordan. The Site is called the Tell el-Hammam Excavation Project led by Dr. Steven Collins of Trinity Southwest University, College of Archaeology. The project has uncovered evidence of an advanced society replete with Greek architecture, art, and an advanced economy. There is also evidence of a cataclysmic event, similar to a nuclear type explosion, that leveled the city at one point in its history. After the cataclysmic event, perhaps the most significant finding is the similarity of Sodom...
  • Excavation of Sodom: Homosexual Adoption and breaking the Everlasting Covenant [Isaiah 24]

    04/29/2015 12:22:31 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Wrestlers of Faith ^ | 1/26/2015 | Jamie Northrup
    As I write this article, the ancient city of Sodom is being excavated on the Northeast tip of the Dead Sea in Jordan. The Site is called the Tell el-Hammam Excavation Project, led by Dr. Steven Collins of Trinity Southwest University, College of Archaeology. The excavation project has uncovered evidence of an advanced society replete with Greek architecture, art, and an advanced economy. There is also evidence of a cataclysmic event, similar to a nuclear type explosion, that leveled the city at one point in its history. After the cataclysmic event, perhaps the most significant finding is the relation to...
  • Possible site of ancient Sodom yields more finds

    09/29/2015 12:42:54 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 60 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Monday, September 28, 2015 | editors
    But based on the excavated evidence, the city’s Bronze Age heyday seems to have nevertheless come to a sudden, inexplicable end toward the end of the Middle Bronze Age—and the ancient city became a relative wasteland for 700 years, for the most part void of human habitation. The comparatively paltry or lack of Late Bronze Age material is a testament to this, with the same pattern shown in the smaller, nearby sites. A strange development, thinks Collins, for a great city-state that flourished even through the catastrophic climate changes that arguably led to the collapse of the great cities of...
  • Archaeologists discover possible ruins of ancient Sodom in the Holy Land

    10/03/2015 9:00:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Week ^ | September 29, 2015 | Becca Stanek
    The long-lost Biblical city of Sodom — a city that the Bible claims was destroyed by God because of its immorality — may finally have been found. Archaeologists have uncovered a slew of monumental structures and artifacts in a Jordan Valley mound known as Tall el-Hammam offering evidence of a city-state that is believed to have thrived during the Bronze Age when other Holy Land cities were being abandoned or were in decline. Based on the location, dates of occupation, and the remains of other ancient cities nearby, archaeologists think it's the best candidate yet for what was once Sodom....
  • Archaeologist Believes Remains of Sodom’s Fiery Destruction Have Been Found

    10/07/2015 4:56:32 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 51 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 10/5/2015 | Garrett Haley
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – An experienced archaeologist who has spent a decade searching for the ancient ruins of Sodom is now confident that his team has located the ill-fated biblical city and evidence of its sudden destruction. Dr. Steven Collins is a distinguished professor of Archaeology at Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque and is also dean of the school’s College of Archaeology & Biblical History. In addition to writing dozens of scholarly books and journal articles, Collins frequently visits the Middle East, where he participates in ongoing archaeological research. Since 2005, Collins has led excavations in the southern Jordan Valley in...
  • ARCHAEOLOGISTS CLAIM TO HAVE FOUND ANCIENT CITY OF SODOM (AND GOMORRAH)

    10/11/2015 2:34:49 PM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Ancient Mysteries ^ | October 11, 2015 | Staff
    A team of archaeologists working on a 10-year excavation near the Dead Sea believe they have unearthed the remains of the ancient city of Sodom, detailed in the book of Genesis. This startling discovery was not only done by using the Bible to locate the city, much of the findings confirm the Biblical account of a once-thriving, wealthy metropolis that met sudden, swift destruction as it burned to the ground from a super-powerful explosive force. The findings continue the steady stream of ancient evidence that continues to confirm the accuracy of the Holy Bible. Making The Case For Sodom’s Discovery​...
  • Evidence for Major Impact Events in the late Third Millennium BC

    09/04/2002 4:48:54 PM PDT · by vannrox · 90 replies · 15,336+ views
    The Climax of a Turbulent Millennium: Evidence for Major Impact Events in the late Third Millennium BC Timo Niroma, Helsinki, Finland The First Intermediate PeriodThe Curse of AkkadTroy IIgThird Millennium BC Climate Change and Old World CollapseNatural Catastrophes during Bronze Age Civilisations Two separate cataclysmsSodom and GomorrahWhere did the impacts occur? The First Intermediate Period Selections from "The Egyptians" by C. Aldred (London 1987). "At this distance of time, the overthrow of the Old Kingdom at the end of the Sixth Dynasty has all the appearance of being sudden and complete. "Recent research has attributed the abrupt nature of...
  • Jordan site may be Biblical city of Sodom

    05/10/2006 10:25:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies · 422+ views
    El Defensor Chieftain Reporter ^ | Wednesday, May 10, 2006 | Argen Duncan
    He is having a number of people, including New Mexico Tech scientists, examine the potsherd to determine what the glaze is. Material engineers at the site said it looks like Trinitite, the substance materials such as sand turn into when subjected to a nuclear blast. However, Collins said he isn't suggesting a nuclear blast hit the site. He doesn't know the cause, but suspects a comet strike or electrical event.
  • The Cave Of Lot's Seduction And The Monestary It Inspired

    10/25/2004 7:59:47 AM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 1,081+ views
    Daily Star ^ | 10-25-2004 | Konstantine D. Politis
    The Cave Of Lot's Seduction And The Monestary It InspiredBy konstantine D. Politis Special to The Daily Star Monday, October 25, 2004The cave of Lot's seduction and the monastery it inspired Jordanian site of Deir Ain Abata testifies to a thriving Byzantine and Umayyad-era Christian community Amman: The ruins were first discovered during an archaeological survey at the south-east end of the Dead Sea in 1986, near a spring named Ain Abata. After further investigations it was evident that the site - near today's Ghor al-Safi, the biblical city of Zoara - was none other that the Sanctuary of Agios...
  • Transsexuals announce legal action against Mexico's Cardinal

    09/03/2015 7:04:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 9/3/15 | Christopher Gillibrand
    Debate about legal recognition of homosexuals and transsexuals. In Mexico, a transgender organization has announced a lawsuit against Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera. "Pro Diana" founder, Diana Sanchez Barrios accuses the Archbishop of Mexico City, of discrimination according to the news portal "Proceso" (Wednesday local time) . Sanchez claimed that Rivera had spoken in the past in a dismissive and insulting manner about homosexuals and transsexuals. The aim of the action is all over the country to achieve legal recognition of homosexuals and transsexuals. Rivera dismissed all allegations. Such verbal attacks as she makes on him were forbidden him by the...
  • McConnell: Defunding Planned Parenthood must wait for new president

    09/01/2015 11:48:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 1, 2015 | Peter Sullivan
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says that defunding Planned Parenthood will have to wait for a new commander in chief in 2017. “The president’s made it very clear he’s not going to sign any bill that includes defunding of Planned Parenthood, so that’s another issue that awaits a new president, hopefully with a different point of view about Planned Parenthood,” McConnell said Monday on the Kentucky station WYMT’s “Issues and Answers.” Defunding Planned Parenthood has become a leading cause among some Republicans in the wake of controversial undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the price of fetal tissue...
  • Ky. County Clerks Association will propose removing clerks' names from marriage licenses

    08/26/2015 8:16:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/26/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — The Kentucky County Clerks Association will propose removing clerks’ names from the document in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage. Overturning the state’s ban on same-sex marriage has prompted Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and two others to deny licenses to all couples, drawing a federal lawsuit against Davis as well as calls to change the licensing process. Leslie County Clerk James Lewis, chairman of the association’s elections committee, told reporters Tuesday that his group is drafting “a simple solution” to the matter. “You would have the county and the county seat listed...