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  • Spiritual Battle in our Fallen World

    10/06/2013 8:51:48 AM PDT · by jackspyder · 4 replies
    Faith, Politics, and Science Newsletter ^ | Oct. 5, 2013 | Alberto Vargas
    Do you believe in God? Do you believe - as the bible says - that Jesus is the Christ, the Savior of all who believe in him? If you do, then, terrific! You are on the path of life, the path of eternal life. The bible tells us that those who rest their faith in Jesus Christ will live eternally in heaven. Though life here on earth is only temporary and often times painful , the life in the kingdom of God that is to come - although it is often difficult for us to imagine from where we are...
  • What Liberals Really Respect

    06/07/2012 4:20:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6-6-2012 | Selwyn Duke
    One time I read an internet posting made by a woman who had stopped renting to some Christians who had been tenants at her property. Her reason? They made her feel bad about herself. People who have no intention of dispensing with vice don't like moral standards they pale in comparison to -- which is why moral relativism is all the rage today, and why there is rage at Christianity -- and they don't like moral standard-bearers they pale in comparison to, either. Why do you think the Bible states, "What fellowship hath light with darkness? The darkness hates the...
  • The Fiscal Crisis Straw Man and Moral Relativism's Consuming Dragon

    04/06/2012 5:02:43 PM PDT · by kindred · 2 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen.com ^ | 4/6/12 | DJP, I.F.
    What amazes me more than anything today is the ignorance of those who seek to figure out what is at the root of our American decline (socially and fiscally). My friend, unless you have been born again as the Lord Jesus Christ has commanded, you will NEVER be able to understand it let alone see it (John 3:3-7, Rom. 8:5-8, 1 Cor. 2:14, Jude 1:10). When these violations are more numerous against the absolutes of time and space (natural laws and moral absolutes) and are promoted, practiced and deemed natural and normal by the lawless ones of fallen humanity it...
  • The Chaplet of St. Michael

    09/29/2004 8:18:45 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 15 replies · 624+ views
    St Michael Gallery Pg 1 St Michael Gallery Pg 2 St Michael Gallery Pg 3 Chaplet Litany Novena 1 Novena 2 O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, etc. Say one Our Father and three Hail Marys after each of the following nine salutations in honor of the nine Choirs of Angels By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity. Amen. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial...
  • Act of Consecration to St Michael the Archangel (for the Feast of St Michael, September 29)

    09/27/2004 11:15:59 PM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 14 replies · 748+ views
    O St. Michael the Archangel, most Noble Prince of the Angelic Hierarchies, valorous warrior of Almighty God, and zealous lover of His Glory, terror of the rebellious angels, and love and delight of all the just, desiring to be numbered among thy devoted servants, I, today offer and consecrate myself to thee, and place myself, my family and all I possess under thy most powerful protection. I entreat thee not to look at how little, I, as thy servant have to offer, being only a wretched sinner, but rather gaze, with favorable eye, at the heartfelt affection with which this...
  • Defense of Traditional Marriage Spreading Across the Map

    09/07/2004 12:59:50 PM PDT · by tigerteam_ab · 5 replies · 473+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 9/7/2004 | Allie Martin
    (AgapePress) - A group of young adults is touring the nation encouraging people to vote in favor of traditional marriage state amendments in the upcoming election. Voters in almost a dozen states will have the opportunity this fall to decide if they want to amend their state constitutions to protect marriage as the union as a man and a woman. Eight members of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property, or TFP, are touring five of those states -- Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. They are holding informational rallies in downtown areas, handing out flyers...
  • Log Cabin Republicans attack Republicans

    08/30/2004 5:48:44 PM PDT · by tigerteam_ab · 88 replies · 1,713+ views
    As our nation's eyes are on New York City for the Republican National Convention, Log Cabin's mission, our courageous delegates and our GOP allies are under intense attack from the radical right. The Republican Party Platform is an outrageous insult to all of us and our families. The platform not only calls for an anti-family Constitutional amendment, but it also opposes civil unions and domestic partnerships.  While thousands of courageous gay and lesbian Americans are fighting to win the war on terror, the platform also says, "Homosexuality is incompatible with military service."  Log Cabin has decided to respond immediately to...
  • Lesbians sue to have all states recognize Massachusetts marriage

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

    07/18/2004 11:39:14 AM PDT · by dennisw · 501 replies · 16,708+ views
    nytimes ^ | July 18, 2004 | AMY RICHARDS as told to AMY BARRETT
    July 18, 2004 LIVES When One Is Enough By AMY RICHARDS as told to AMY BARRETT I grew up in a working-class family in Pennsylvania not knowing my father. I have never missed not having him. I firmly believe that, but for much of my life I felt that what I probably would have gained was economic security and with that societal security. Growing up with a single mother, I was always buying into the myth that I was going to be seduced in the back of a pickup truck and become pregnant when I was 16. I had friends...
  • Are CA Legislators Really 'Girlie Men'? (Online Poll)

    07/19/2004 9:39:33 AM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 33 replies · 1,267+ views
    Bressler.org ^ | 7/19/2004
    Vote now.
  • The Immigrant Gang Plague

    07/18/2004 5:03:38 PM PDT · by primeval patriot · 94 replies · 5,384+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2004 | Heather Mac Donald
    City Journal The Immigrant Gang Plague Heather Mac Donald        Summer 2004 Before immigration optimists issue another rosy prognosis for America’s multicultural future, they might visit Belmont High School in Los Angeles’s overwhelmingly Hispanic, gang-ridden Rampart district. “Upward and onward” is not a phrase that comes to mind when speaking to the first- and second-generation immigrant teens milling around the school this January.“Most of the people I used to hang out with when I first came to the school have dropped out,” observes Jackie, a vivacious illegal alien from Guatemala. “Others got kicked out or got into drugs. Five graduated,...
  • Gays try to ban protests at events

    07/19/2004 5:40:38 AM PDT · by NRA1995 · 99 replies · 4,168+ views
    Philly Pride seeks court order to prevent 'Outfest' evangelism
  • Democrats: Schwarzenegger Comment Sexist (take offense at the term "girlie men")

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

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

    07/15/2004 8:48:30 AM PDT · by bannie · 23 replies · 751+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Wed Jul 14, 5:45 PM ET | Philip Stephens in London
    Bill Clinton has warned Senator John Kerry, the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee, to counter Republican efforts to turn this year's election into a debate on gay marriage and other "cultural issues" such as gun control and abortion. In an interview with the Financial Times, the former US president urged Senator Kerry to fight a values-based campaign focused on health, education and crime. If he stayed on that ground, Mr Kerry could win by "quite a nice margin". < clip >
  • Senate Scuttles Gay Marriage Amendment (Two no-shows. Care to guess?)

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

    07/14/2004 10:08:43 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 257 replies · 11,428+ views
    Traditional Values Coalition ^ | March 19, 2004 | Traditional Values Coalition
    Summary: An Indiana three-year-old boy who died of a heart attack last November may have died as a result of being sodomized. An Indiana coroner has determined that rectal injuries to a three-year-old boy may have contributed to his death from a heart attack in November. A report in the Northwest Indiana News(March 13, 2004) quotes coroner Jeff Wells: "His heart was unstable to begin with and yes, this could have thrown it over the edge. There is a possibility that he could have had a heart attack while being sodomized." Read and distribute TVC's report on the high rate...
  • Rosie Takes Shot At Bush During Gay-Friendly Cruise

    07/13/2004 4:58:30 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 53 replies · 1,685+ views
    Local 6 ^ | 7/12/04 | Internet Broadcasting Systems
    Rosie Takes Shot At Bush During Gay-Friendly Cruise Cruise To Stop In Key West Later This Week POSTED: 12:13 PM EDT July 13, 2004 UPDATED: 6:00 PM EDT July 13, 2004 PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. -- On the eve of a possible U.S. Senate vote to make gay marriages unconstitutional, Rosie O'Donnell spoke out against the Bush administration's plans to ban same sex unions during a stop on a gay-friendly cruise, according to Local 6 News. Rosie Promotes Cruise, Discusses Possible Gay Marriage Ban "I think this cruise comes at the perfect time, when they're considering an amendment making it illegal...
  • Mass. Gays: "Strike Down 1913 Law" (You've gotta be kidding me...)

    07/13/2004 2:33:51 PM PDT · by ICX · 17 replies · 1,103+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/13/04 | AP
    <p>Photo Essays:•Battle Over Gay MarriageSTORIES BACKGROUND •Mass. AG: Gay Marriage for Residents Only•Marriage Debate Builds Steam in Senate•Bush Wants Amendment to Ban Gay Marriage•Senate to Debate Banning Gay Marriage•Gay Activists Rally Against Virginia Law•Mayors to Vote on Gay Marriage Resolution•Romney Urges Amendment Against Gay Marriage BOSTON — A 1913 Massachusetts law that is being used to prevent out-of-state gays from getting married here is discriminatory and should be struck down, a lawyer for eight same-sex couples (search) told a judge Tuesday.</p>
  • Gay marriage vote appears doomed

    07/13/2004 10:13:55 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 63 replies · 1,891+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | 7/13/04 | Tom Curry
    Senate Democrats on Tuesday appeared headed toward a tactical victory over the hot-button issue of gay marriage. What seemed likely Monday — an up-or-down Senate vote on a proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as only "the union of a man and a woman" — appeared very doubtful a day later as Republican and Democratic leaders were unable to agree on a procedure for a vote. Republican Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has scheduled a Wednesday vote on cloture, a procedural move that would limit debate on the topic and allow the Senate to proceed to voting on the proposed...
  • Live and Let Live (The Libertarian Case For Gay Marriage)

    07/13/2004 8:11:13 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 140 replies · 1,323+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 13, 2004 | RICHARD A. EPSTEIN
    Two recent developments have returned same-sex marriages to center stage. At one pole lies the conservative effort to steer a Family Marriage Amendment, banning same-sex marriages, through Congress; and at the other, the implementation of the Massachusetts decision in Goodridge v. Department of Health, which requires equal treatment for same-sex marriages. These two parallel episodes offer powerful evidence of an unhappy wedge between the majoritarian and libertarian wings of conservative legal thought. Generally -- and here the illiberal FMA is a jarring exception -- conservatives insist that most important structural questions in the U.S. should be decided through the democratic...
  • Stop the 2004 Gay Days at Walt Disney World. (2005, now)

    07/13/2004 9:51:01 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies · 991+ views
    Christian Action Network ^ | Christian Action Network
    Quote from web site: "Mr. Michael Eisner, CEO, The Walt Disney Company 500 South Buena Vista Street Burbank, CA It is an outrage that Walt Disney World in Orlando is allowing the open dis[play of offensive and illegal homosexuality during "Gay Days at Walt Disney World." This is shameful! And no child should ever have to witness homosexual acts while attending Disney World. The acts videotaped in your park year-after-year have become more prevalent and still you do nothing to protect children in your charge. Mr. Eisner, you have a moral and legal responsibility to the parents and children who...
  • Rosie's Gay Cruise Line Sets Sail

    07/13/2004 12:21:18 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 92 replies · 2,727+ views
    E! Online ^ | 7-13-04 | Julie Keller
    Ahoy, mateys, Rosie O'Donnell's going full steam ahead--her cruise line for gay and lesbian families has launched on its maiden voyage. The first cruise of R Family Vacations, a new company backed by the comic and gay-rights advocate, set sail Sunday from New York for a seven-day cruise to the Bahamas. O'Donnell was on hand in Manhattan Sunday to celebrate the first of several gay family friendly vacations planned by R Family Vacations. According to the R Family Website, the cruise is a seven-day adventure that will take its 2,100 passengers from New York to Florida to the Bahamas and...
  • Same-Sex 'Marriage' Issue: Senators on the High Priority Contact List (MUST BE CONTACTED!)

    07/13/2004 8:07:04 AM PDT · by thinkahead · 102 replies · 2,810+ views
    FRC.ORG ^ | July 13, 2004 | James Dobson
    Same-Sex 'Marriage' Issue: Senators on the High Priority Contact ListAs the Senate prepares to vote on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to protect marriage, it is vital that all pro-family Americans contact their Senators in support of this necessary amendment.Below is a list of Senators that Family Research Council has deemed to be the highest priority. If your Senator is listed, please contact him or her immediately and tell them to cast a vote in support of traditional marriage during the week of July 12th.
  • Judicial Tyranny

    07/08/2004 7:22:55 PM PDT · by kirkrg · 3 replies · 273+ views
    North County Times (San Diego) ^ | 7-1-04 | Richard Kirk
    Archives Last modified Wednesday, June 30, 2004 11:01 PM PDT Shrugging off judicial tyranny By: RICHARD KIRK - For the North County Times Massachusetts, a commonwealth now governed by judicial junta, has joined three Canadian provinces, Belgium, and the Netherlands in legalizing marriages between adults of the same sex. A mere four judges have ruled that a domestic innovation recognized by only a tiny fraction of Western countries must become law in the Republic of Hyannis Port. The idea that citizens of the Bay State should have a say in defining the terms of a social institution that profoundly affects...
  • Dobson on FMA: Call Senators 'until the switchboard smokes' (Same-Sex Mairrage Alert)

    07/08/2004 4:58:43 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 19 replies · 798+ views
    Dobson on FMA: Call Senators 'until the switchboard smokes'Jul 7, 2004By Michael Foust NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Focus on the Family's James Dobson broke new ground on his radio broadcast July 7, telling where all 100 U.S. Senators stand on the Federal Marriage Amendment and encouraging his listeners to flood the nation's capital with phone calls. "Call them every day," he said. "Get all your friends to call. Call until the switchboard smokes." Dobson's plea came on the eve of debate in the Senate on the Federal Marriage Amendment, which would protect the traditional definition of marriage, thus banning same-sex "marriage." Debate...
  • Log Cabin Republicans Happy With GOP Convention Speaker Line Up

    07/08/2004 1:10:40 PM PDT · by Polycarp IV · 355 replies · 5,104+ views
    Republican National Coalition for Life ^ | July 8, 2004 | Republican National Coalition for Life
    Log Cabin Republicans Happy With GOP Convention Speaker Line Up The homosexual group known as Log Cabin Republicans praised the Republican national convention for its choice of “inclusive, big-tent Republicans to speak in prime time at the convention in New York City,” reports the June 30 issue of the Advocate.com, a self-described award-winning national gay and lesbian newsmagazine web site. “The speakers include former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, Arizona Senator John McCain, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and New York Governor George Pataki.” “These speakers represent the future of the Republican Party,” said Patrick Guerriero, executive director of the...
  • Edwards Is Their Man (Homosexuals)

    07/08/2004 1:45:57 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 21 replies · 1,244+ views
    Campaign for Working Families ^ | Wednesday, July 7, 2004 | Gary L. Bauer
    To: Friends and Supporters From: Gary L. Bauer, Chairman Campaign for Working Families Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2004 Edwards Is Their Man The selection of Senator John Edwards as Kerry’s running mate has certainly “fired up” some people. Within hours of his selection the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute issued a statement bragging that “John Kerry and John Edwards make up the most gay-supportive national ticket in American history!” Those are strong words and you can bet they will result in more money pouring into the Democratic National Committee from the homosexual rights crowd. In a week...
  • United Way to redistribute funds (Boy Scouts lose funding)

    07/08/2004 1:57:25 PM PDT · by RonF · 60 replies · 1,392+ views
    News Gleaner (suburban Philadelphia) ^ | 7/7/04 | George Tomezsko
    The United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania has decided to distribute funds held in escrow for the local Boy Scouts organization to two other greater Philadelphia organizations that benefit youth. The United Way took this action because the Cradle of Liberty Council has remained steadfast in support of the national Boy Scout policy regarding the appointment of homosexuals to leadership positions. Nonetheless, this latest action by the United Way disappointed local Scout leaders and has left them scrambling to make up the funding shortfall. Pat Coviello, executive vice president of the Cradle of Liberty Council, said he thought the United Way...
  • QUEERLY BELOVED - 1.4 million petitions to flood U.S. Senate In Defense Of Marriage on 9 July

    07/08/2004 2:00:38 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 31 replies · 897+ views
    WorldNet
    QUEERLY BELOVED1.4 million petitionsto flood U.S. Senate'Unless we protect and defend marriage in law, our nation will face grim social consequences' Posted: July 8, 20045:00 p.m. EasternThree organizations will team up tomorrow to deliver 1.4 million petitions supporting traditional marriage to the U.S. Senate. According the a statement from the Center for Reclaiming America, representatives from that group, the American Family Association and the American Center for Law and Justice will hand over the petitions to a group of senators on Capitol Hill tomorrow morning. The Senate is expected to vote on a constitutional amendment upholding marriage between one man...
  • FMA Vote Threatens Daschle's 100% Pro-Gay Rating

    07/07/2004 11:36:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeMajority · 6 replies · 611+ views
    Talon News ^ | 7/7/2004 | Jeff Gannon
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) faces a difficult vote in the Senate when Republicans bring the Federal Marriage Amendment to the floor in the next two weeks. Sponsors of the bill say the constitutional amendment to preserve traditional marriage as the union of one man and one woman is necessary to counter activist judges who have allowed homosexual unions in Massachusetts. Passage of the FMA is uncertain in the Senate, since it will require 67 votes. Daschle will have to decide whether to allow a floor vote or prevent it with a filibuster. The choice...
  • Gay Marriage on House Agenda Before Presidential Election

    07/07/2004 3:51:26 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 24 replies · 1,083+ views
    AP ^ | 7-7-04 | Mary Dalrymple
    WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republican leaders who were once unenthusiastic about President Bush's call for a constitutional amendment against recognizing gay marriages now say they plan to bring the idea to a vote just before next November's election. Senate Republicans want to force votes on the amendment in the next two weeks, just before Democrats convene to nominate Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry as their candidate to unseat Bush. Also in July, the House plans to debate a measure that would give state courts rather than certain federal ones jurisdiction of gay marriage cases. "We feel like marriage is under attack....
  • Feminists pray to Mary for legal abortion Asking that it be established throughout Latin America

    07/04/2004 3:21:55 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 56 replies · 993+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 03 July 2004
    Despite clear Catholic teaching to the contrary, U.S. abortion advocates in Latin America have distributed a prayer card asking the Virgin Mary to intercede to establish abortion on demand throughout the region. Many participants at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean meeting in Puerto Rico were stunned Monday when they received a prayer card with the words, "The love of God and of Mary of Guadalupe is greater. ... For women's lives, safe and legal abortion," reports the Catholic Family & Human Rights The words are superimposed over an image of the Virgin Mary. The back of...
  • THE LIGHTS ARE GOING OUT

    07/02/2004 3:15:09 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 62 replies · 812+ views
    NROTC ^ | 7/2/04 | John Derbyshire
    THE LIGHTS ARE GOING OUT [John Derbyshire] A Pentecostalist pastor in Sweden has been sentenced to one month in jail for criticizing homosexuality in a sermon. Story here. Sweden today, the USA tomorrow. I see from the current HUMAN EVENTS that a "hate crime" amendment was slipped into the Defense Authorization Bill (S. 2400) to add homosexuals to the list of protected classes of citizens under U.S. civil rights law. This follows relentless lobbying from groups with innocuous, deliberately deceptive names like "Human Rights Campaign." Naturally the amendment passed the Senate by a landslide: "Eighteen Republicans and all Democrats present...
  • Swedish pastor sentenced to one month's jail for offending homosexuals

    07/02/2004 1:09:12 PM PDT · by lady lawyer · 104 replies · 2,188+ views
    Stockholm (ENI). A Swedish court has sentenced a pastor belonging to the Pentecostal movement in Sweden, Ake Green, to a month in prison, under a law against incitement, after he was found guilty of having offended homosexuals in a sermon. Soren Andersson, the president of the Swedish federation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights (RFSL), said on hearing the sentence that religious freedom could never be used as a reason to offend people. "Therefore," he told journalists, "I cannot regard the sentence as an act of interference with freedom of religion." During a sermon in 2003, Green described homosexuality...
  • Oh, Boy (Scouts): Good kids caught in crosshairs

    03/12/2004 11:03:17 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 33 replies · 240+ views
    NRO ^ | 3/12/2004 | Rich Lowry
    >Are courtesy and cheerfulness religious tenets? Is building a campfire a sacred rite? Is a neckerchief the equivalent of a priest's stole? In their determination to do legal injury to the Boy Scouts in any way possible, the American Civil Liberties Union and other opponents of the Scouts are effectively answering "yes," "yes," and "yes." In the wake of the Supreme Court's Dale decision in 2000, upholding the right of the Scouts to keep homosexuals from serving as scoutmasters, there has been a wide-ranging effort to punish the Scouts for exercising their First Amendment right of free association. The latest...
  • Traditional marriage needs your support in Virginia

    06/17/2004 8:29:22 PM PDT · by Stoat · 20 replies · 300+ views
    Email | June 17, 2004 | Me (Stoat)
    Delegate Bob Marshall of Manassas, sponsor of recent Pro-Family legislation in Virginia, is under assault by homosexual activists and pro-gay "marriage" advoactes who have scheduled to picket his personal residence. I don't live in Virginia (in fact I live on the opposite side of the country) but I thought that Virginia Freepers might like to know about this so that you can organize a counter-protest and show support for someone who is defending the traditional family in the great State of Virginia. Here is the info on the scheduled picketing (scroll about halfway down the page till you get to...
  • Cherokees Ban Same-Sex Marriages

    06/16/2004 8:31:25 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 79 replies · 408+ views
    upi via bloomberg no url | 6/16/4
    TAHLEQUAH, Okla., June 16 (UPI) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council has voted in Oklahoma to ban same-sex marriages after a lesbian couple attempted to file a marriage certificate. Kathy Reynolds and partner Dawn McKinley said they would continue their fight through the courts after being rebuffed by the tribal court Tuesday, the Oklahoman reported. "I'm feeling frustrated, disappointed," said Reynolds. The tribal council voted 15-0 Monday night to enact a ban against same-sex marriages. The women were married May 18 in Tulsa and it was the second time they had been turned away when they tried to file the...
  • English for lesbians, feminists, queers, and communists

    06/02/2004 9:46:33 PM PDT · by kattracks · 42 replies · 471+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 6/03/04 | Mike S. Adams
    Recently, I wrote an article called “Summer Reading,” which was intended to motivate my readers to take some time to read classic literature over the summer. While mostly apolitical, it did close with the following line, which was deemed offensive by one of my readers:  “(Go out and) pick up a great work of classic literature and enjoy the reading. You know, like the kind they used to assign in college when English professors taught English instead of homosexuality and feminism.”The offended reader, from Ithaca, New York, called my above assertion “sexist, heterosexist, and gratuitous.” So, naturally, I apologized. No,...
  • Spain Will Legalise Gay 'Marriages' - Zapatero

    03/18/2004 2:16:40 PM PST · by ambrose · 69 replies · 316+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3.18.04
    Spain Will Legalise Gay 'Marriages' - Zapatero Thu Mar 18, 2004 04:04 PM ET MADRID (Reuters) - Spain will legalize gay unions, although it may not call them marriages, incoming prime minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said on Thursday, but he did not set a time-frame for the move. "We are going to present a bill to set gay unions on the same footing as marriage," he said in an interview on Spain's Telecinco television channel. "From a semantic point of view marriage may be a concept that does not cover this type of union, but it will have the...
  • Lesbian pastor's backers arrested

    03/18/2004 1:05:41 PM PST · by writer33 · 13 replies · 516+ views
    Spokesman Review ^ | 03/18/2004 | Associated Press
    BOTHELL, Wash. - Police outside a United Methodist church arrested dozens of supporters of the Rev. Karen Dammann on Wednesday after they tried to stop a trial on whether the lesbian pastor could continue her ministry. About 100 people protested loudly but peaceably outside Bothell United Methodist in this northeast Seattle suburb, and many tried to block church officials from entering the building. Police arrested 33 people who refused to move. Dammann and church officials were able to get inside the building, where a jury of 13 pastors will determine whether she can remain a church minister. Three years ago,...
  • Parents of first-grade girl angered by children's book about gay princes

    03/18/2004 5:17:04 AM PST · by wallcrawlr · 226 replies · 1,400+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | March 18, 2004 | Associated Press
    WILMINGTON, N.C. -- The parents of a first-grader are fuming over the book their daughter brought home from the school library: a children's story about a prince whose true love turns out to be another prince. Michael Hartsell said he and his wife, Tonya, couldn't believe it when Prince Bertie, the leading character in ``King & King,'' waves off a bevy of eligible princes before falling for Prince Lee. The book ends with the princes marrying and sharing a kiss. ``I was flabbergasted,'' Hartsell said. ``My child is not old enough to understand something like that, especially when it is...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Activists Have Launched a Religious War

    03/16/2004 10:35:53 AM PST · by mrustow · 82 replies · 445+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 16 March 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Seeing Rosie O’Donnell condemn President Bush just after she “married” her girlfriend, Kelli Carpenter, was bizarre in a tiresome sort of way. O’Donnell claimed, “We were inspired to come here by the sitting president and the vile and vicious and hateful comments he made.”If O’Donnell had any sense of humor or irony, she would look at herself and say, “Gee, for such a tolerant, open-minded person, I sure do condemn and vituperate an awful lot, especially on what should have been the happiest day of my life.”Maybe I’m some sort of pervert, but I don’t recall bearing anyone in the...
  • Religious groups on common ground: Many faiths oppose same-sex marriages

    03/14/2004 9:40:45 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 331+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, March 14, 2004 | Don Lattin, Tyche Hendricks, Cicero Estrella, Vanessa Hua
    <p>For Ofelia Arango, a bookkeeper at the Bay Area Pentecostal Church in Contra Costa County, one short sentence is all it takes to describe what has been going on at San Francisco City Hall for the past month.</p> <p>"It's a sin,'' said Arango, one of 600 members in a spirited Pittsburg congregation. "We're not in favor of homosexual marriage. We condemn it. There hasn't been much discussion about this in church, because everyone already knows it's a sin."</p>
  • Gay Marriages Continue After A.G. Decision (and caption pic)

    03/14/2004 6:42:57 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 23 replies · 277+ views
    Gay Marriages Continue After A.G. Decision PORTLAND - The American Civil Liberties Union may file its own lawsuit to uphold the right of same-sex couples to get married. ACLU's Executive Director David Fidanque told the media in a press conference not to be surprised. He says the organization is considering a variety of legal avenues. One is to sue for damages on behalf of couples who are being turned down in counties other than Multnomah County. He said that county officials are required by law to follow the Constitution. And so far, he says, all credible legal opinions have...
  • 'Aznar got his war, but we got the dead'

    03/14/2004 5:27:38 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 356 replies · 458+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 03/15/04 | Philip Delves Broughton
    Spain's voters carried a monumental burden into their polling stations yesterday. In two very different districts of Madrid, one working class and the site of one of Thursday's explosions, the other extremely affluent and loyal to the conservative government, people spoke passionately about the new moral international dimensions to what had, until four days earlier, seemed a humdrum election. In El Pozo, where one of the trains exploded, the Socialist Party was expecting its usual landslide victory. Many in the neighbourhood had lost friends or family in the explosion. "The government is to blame for the attacks," said Tamara Pizarro,...
  • Divided over gay marriage

    03/13/2004 7:08:21 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 99 replies · 1,831+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 12, 04 | Roy Rivenburg
    From LA Times of March 12: ... "Divided over gay marriage" by Roy Rivenburg Paula Ettelbrick, a law professor who runs the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission, recommends legalizing a wide variety of marriage alternatives, including polyamory, or group wedlock. An example could include a lesbian couple living with a sperm-donor father, or a network of men and women who share sexual relations. One aim, she says, is to break the stranglehold that married heterosexual couples have on health benefits and legal rights. The other goal is to "push the parameters of sex, sexuality and family, and in...
  • They Can Already Taste blood and They are Ready to Kill... Our America

    03/14/2004 7:18:54 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 126 replies · 393+ views
    OpEdNews ^ | 3/14/04 | Becky Burgwin
    Who are they? Well, here’s the short list. John Ashcroft, Tom Delay, Dick Cheney, Rick Santorum, Antonin Scalia, George W. Bush, Pat Robertson, Don Rumsfeld and they taste blood. Why? Because they are just inches away from accomplishing their objective…the take over of our country by their radical, extremist, right wing, Christian agenda. What will they do when they have accomplished that? Take over the world. Think I’m kidding? John Ashcroft, who, as we all know, lost to a dead guy in his home state, before being appointed by our first appointed president to the attorney general spot, was...
  • Multnomah County grants gay marriage licenses (Portland, Ore.)

    03/02/2004 6:41:15 PM PST · by TenaciousZ · 81 replies · 730+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 03/02/2004 | Laura Gunderson and David Austin
    Multnomah County will begin granting marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples on Wednesday, making it the first jurisdiction in Oregon to officially recognize that same-sex couples can marry. County officials have been discussing the move for more than a week and they made the decision based on a legal opinion. County offcials refused to release the opinion and County Attorney Agnes Sowle did not return repeated telephone calls for comment. But a number of county officials confirmed that the county will begin granting the icenses immediately. The county sheriff's office also was alerted to be on hand at the...
  • GAY CRY: MARRY US, MIKE

    03/01/2004 2:47:41 AM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 499+ views
    New York Post ^ | 3/01/04 | STEPHANIE GASKELL
    <p>March 1, 2004 -- Hundreds of protesters descended on City Hall yesterday to demand that Mayor Bloomberg allow the city clerk to perform same-sex marriages.</p> <p>"In a city of tolerance, diversity and unity, it is past time that Mayor Bloomberg give the basic, fundamental civil right of marriage to same-sex couples," said City Council Speaker Gifford Miller (D-Manhattan).</p>