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  • Catholics cancel Stupak speech over healthcare vote

    03/25/2010 4:59:41 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies · 973+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 3/25/10 | AP
    CHICAGO - Congressman Bart Stupak's invitation to deliver the keynote speech at next month's Illinois Catholic Prayer Breakfast has been withdrawn. The event's president, Michael Sullivan, says he and other Illinois Catholics felt betrayed when the Michigan Democrat set aside abortion concerns to vote for President Barack Obama's healthcare bill.
  • NYT: Deaths After Abortion Pill to Be Studied by Officials

    11/22/2005 10:47:30 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 6 replies · 511+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 23, 2005 | GARDINER HARRIS
    Federal drug regulators have discovered that all four women in this country who died after taking an abortion pill suffered from a rare and highly lethal bacterial infection, a finding that is leading to new scrutiny of the drug's safety. Since all four deaths occurred in California, an unusual clustering, the Food and Drug Administration quietly tested to see if abortion pills distributed in California were somehow contaminated. They were not. Stumped, officials from the F.D.A. and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have decided to convene a scientific meeting early next year to discuss this medical mystery,...
  • 'God's retribution' — Is nature used to punish sinful acts?

    10/21/2005 11:28:26 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 69 replies · 1,790+ views
    AP ^ | October 22 2005
    With the most powerful storm in recorded history weakening but every bit as devastating as its predecessors, saint, sinner and blogger alike are again wondering if God really does use nature in retribution for sin. Bill Moyers, late of PBS and CBS television and the day's keynote speaker, cited the incredible devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and linked it with the Genesis flood. He noted that millions of conservatives believe the biblical teaching that God brought the deluge to punish human sin and also accept "God-ordered genocide" elsewhere in the Old Testament. Others also used the Katrina moment to level...
  • Human embryonic stem cells have the potential to develop into eggs and sperm in the laboratory

    06/19/2005 10:54:47 PM PDT · by Selkie · 19 replies · 607+ views
    Copenhagen, Denmark: Scientists in the UK have proved that human embryonic stem cells can develop in the laboratory into the early forms of cells that eventually become eggs or sperm. Their work opens up the possibility that eggs and sperm could be grown from stem cells and used for assisted reproduction, therapeutic cloning and the creation of more stem cells for further research and for the improved treatments for patients suffering from a range of diseases. Behrouz Aflatoonian will tell the 21st annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology today (Monday 20 June) that the research...
  • THE TSUNAMI (BIBLE CODE DIGEST) [Impressive example]

    04/24/2005 10:37:39 PM PDT · by Quix · 85 replies · 1,486+ views
    [QX NOTE: some highlighting by author has been left off due to my time constraints. Please check the link for accurate highlighting. Some red and blue bold highlighting may be Qx added—not sure yet.] BIBLE CODE DIGEST MARCH/APRIL 2005 Continued The Tsunami By Moshe Aharon Shak Copyright © April 2005 by Moshe Aharon (Morris) Shak Introduction In looking for tsunami Bible codes, I almost drowned in a sea of tsunamis. There are four spellings of tsunami: and there may be other spellings to choose from as well. Since I was overwhelmed by the amount of information available, I limited my...
  • Churchill buyout revisited: Private funding may be in works

    03/14/2005 8:10:38 AM PST · by freespirited · 24 replies · 754+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 3/14/05 | Dave Curtin
    A report from a three-person committee investigating the scholarship of University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill is not expected as scheduled today and could be pushed back as much as two weeks, university sources said Sunday night. The delay raises the possibility of restarting negotiations to buy out Churchill's contract, this time using private rather than university funds, say sources close to the university. "There is the exploration of a private donor - if we settle at all - so there wouldn't be any tax dollars involved at all," said one source close to negotiations. Churchill's attorney, David Lane, said...
  • Churchill buyout near

    03/11/2005 7:52:00 AM PST · by freespirited · 42 replies · 1,272+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 3/11/05 | Dave Curtin
    Embattled University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill has reached an agreement with the school on the dollar terms of a buyout proposal - now both sides have to decide whether they can accept the implications of making a deal, according to sources familiar with the talks. Three people close to the negotiations between lawyers for Churchill and CU said the sides had agreed to a dollar figure "much less" than $1 million and, perhaps, less than $500,000. But in addition to the money, Churchill wants to make sure his reputation isn't impugned as he leaves CU and that the university...
  • University of Colorado will make Ward Churchill a rich man

    03/10/2005 2:29:13 PM PST · by freespirited · 54 replies · 1,605+ views
    Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 3/10/05 | Dave Koppel
    According to KHOW-AM talk radio host Peter Boyles, a very reliable media source has informed him that Ward Churchill's attorney, David Lane, has stated that CU will offer Ward Churchill a buy-out so generous that Churchill will never have to work another day in his life. Numerous other media sources in Colorado, including the daily newspapers, have confirmed that CU is negotiating a buy-out with Churchill. If these reports are accurate, CU President Betsy Hoffman's decision earlier this week to resign was well-timed, because the Churchill buy-out, which may be announced on Monday, would have ignited a firestorm of demands...
  • Kerry Gives Exclusive Interview to Homosexual Activist Magazine

    09/28/2004 10:59:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies · 4,813+ views
    Life Site ^ | September 27, 2004
    LOS ANGELES, September 27, 2004 ( - Democratic Presidential candidate, John Kerry, granted an exclusive interview to the national homosexual activist magazine, The Advocate, on September 16. In the preamble, Advocate writer Chris Bull describes Kerry as "an ardent gay rights supporter." "One of the original cosponsors of legislation banning discrimination based on sexual orientation," he continues, "Kerry has achieved a nearly unblemished voting record on the issue. In 1996 he was the only senator up for re-election to vote against the antigay Defense of Marriage Act. Three years earlier he went before the Senate Armed Services Committee to testify...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • Moms the word - Lesbian couple first on birth certificate

    07/16/2004 8:12:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies · 1,345+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/16/04 | Casey Ross
    Moms the word - Lesbian couple first on birth certificate By Casey Ross Friday, July 16, 2004 In a milestone for same-sex parents, a married lesbian couple from Jamaica Plain is believed to be the first homosexual pair recognized as parents on their child's birth certificate. Cora Roelofs and Liz Steinhauser are named as mother and ``second parent'' on a certificate issued by the town of Wellesley and approved by the state Department of Public Health. ``We hope people realize this is both justice and a joy, and we hope they support our family,'' said Roelofs, who gave birth June...
  • 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>
  • 'Gay marriage' is wrong

    07/14/2004 10:34:59 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 66 replies · 1,772+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Wednesday, July 14, 2004 | Robert A. J. Gagnon, Ph.D.
    Advocates of "gay marriage" or homosexual civil unions argue that promiscuity will be reduced. Such an argument overlooks two key points. First, a embracing homosexual unions is more likely to undermine the institution of marriage and produce other negative effects than it is to make fidelity and longevity the norm for homosexual unions. Second, homosexual unions are not wrong primarily because of their disproportionately high rate of promiscuity and breakups. They are wrong because "gay marriage" is a contradiction in terms. As with consensual adult incest and polyamory, considerations of commitment and fidelity factor only after certain structural prerequisites are...
  • 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...
  • Gay couples sue for right to wed

    07/13/2004 3:25:20 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 15 replies · 599+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | July 13, 2004 | GRAHAM BRINK, Times Staff Writer
    TAMPA -- Sue Clayton and Sheila Serrao met at church nine years ago. Three years later, Serrao's dad walked her down the aisle at the couple's commitment ceremony. The day was a "dream come true," Serrao said. But as a gay couple, the state does not allow the two Sarasota women to legally marry. Florida law defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. On Monday, the couple moved to change the law. Led by their attorney and surrounded by members of local and national gay rights groups, Clayton and Serrao filed a lawsuit in Hillsborough Circuit...
  • Gay marriage vote appears doomed

    07/13/2004 10:13:55 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 63 replies · 1,891+ views ^ | 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...
  • Eleven Arguments Against Same-Sex Marriage - Dobson

    07/12/2004 3:30:06 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 133 replies · 6,279+ views ^ | May 23, 2004 | Dr. James Dobson
    An argument in favor of homosexual marriage that you are likely to hear again and again on radio talk shows, on national television, and on the Internet, reflects a line of reasoning that you must be prepared to counter. It is embodied in these kinds of questions: Why all the fuss about gay marriage anyway? And why should it matter to you if a gay couple marries and moves into your neighborhood? Why shouldn’t our definition of family be broadened and modernized? After all, what harm could possibly be done by yielding to the demands of those who say traditional...
  • BUSH CRITICISED ON AIDS (Richard Gere Barf Alert)

    07/12/2004 12:10:22 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 52 replies · 934+ views
    Sky News ^ | 7/12/2004
    Actor Richard Gere has criticised American President George Bush's policy to combat AIDs during an international conference. He said the £100 billion to £150 billion spent on the Iraq campaign "probably could have eradicated this illness", the star of Pretty Woman and Chicago said. Supporters of Mr Bush's abstinence policy also came in for criticism for trying to tackle the spread of AIDs. Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni told delegates at the AIDs conference in Bangkok...
  • De-Lovely Couples: Mocking Marriage

    07/08/2004 9:43:39 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 16 replies · 1,496+ views
    BreakPoint with Charles Colson ^ | July 8, 2004 | Charles Colson
    In "De-Lovely," the new film about songwriter Cole Porter’s life, Porter tells his wife, Linda, about his homosexuality. Linda, who is the inspiration behind his genius, tells him that his music comes from his talent not from his destructive behavior. But she does beg Porter to give up his scandalous behavior so as “not to put us at jeopardy,” a promise Porter isn’t prepared to make. The prospect of a marriage where children, permanence, and fidelity are in doubt is supposed to make us pity Linda Porter, even if she was complicit in her own plight. After all, who would...
  • 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...

    07/06/2004 1:31:31 PM PDT · by FeliciaCat · 48 replies · 880+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 7/6/04 | CARL CAMPANILE
    July 6, 2004 -- The Bloomberg administration might be having second thoughts about promoting an experimental high school serving gay and lesbian students. The Department of Education's budget halts the planned expansion of the controversial Harvey Milk HS in Greenwich Village, according to funding figures obtained by The Post. Enrollment at Harvey Milk HS was scheduled to jump to 170 students in September, from 100 students this past school year, when it converted from a small program to a sanctioned, stand-alone high school. The city put $3.2 million into renovations so the facility could accommodate the rapid two-year expansion. But...

    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...
  • A Pharmacist's View on Gay Marriage

    06/29/2004 5:07:44 PM PDT · by xzins · 83 replies · 1,859+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 29 Jun 04 | J.R. Schoenle, Pharm.D.
    Guest CommentaryA Pharmacist's View on Gay MarriageBy J.R. Schoenle, Pharm.D. June 29, 2004(AgapePress) - Having worked with AIDS patients and investigational drug studies for HIV at Johns Hopkins Hospital, I feel a lot of compassion for homosexual persons. But as a professional health care provider, I am compelled to educate people with medical facts regarding same-sex marriage. This is not a "privacy" issue. Gay activists have brought the gay lifestyle into the public square with their demands for "marriage" or "civil union." (The public has not gone into anyone's bedroom; rather, they have brought their bedroom issues out in...
  • Gays: We'll out 2-faced Bushies

    06/25/2004 4:19:34 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 53 replies · 312+ views
    NyDailynews ^ | 06/25/04 | Kenneth R. Bazinet
    Gays: We'll out 2-faced Bushies WASHINGTON - Opponents of a proposed constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage are threatening to expose gay government officials who support such a ban. "We are looking at members of Congress and we are looking at administration officials," said gay activist John Aravosis. "They think they can attack their community by day and enjoy themselves by night." Aravosis and fellow gay activist Mike Rogers said they have a handful of names of Bush administration officials, gay congressmen and senior congressional aides who have kept their sexual orientation private but support the amendment. Senate debate on the...
  • New Bible translation promotes fornication Archbishop of Canterbury

    06/24/2004 7:21:03 AM PDT · by take · 142 replies · 2,280+ views ^ | June 24, 2004
    New Bible translation promotes fornication Archbishop of Canterbury praises version for 'extraordinary power' A brand-new translation of the Bible – praised by Britain's archbishop of Canterbury, that nation’s senior Christian voice – flatly contradicts traditional core Christian beliefs on sex and morality. Titled "Good as New," the new Bible is translated by former Baptist minister John Henson for the "One" organization, to produce what the group calls a "new, fresh and adventurous" translation of the Christian scriptures. Archbishop Rowan Williams The 104th archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams – leader of the Church of England – describes it is a...
  • Internet Ads Go After Cheney's Daughter (will Kerry condemn this smear campaign??)

    06/18/2004 3:41:53 PM PDT · by ambrose · 24 replies · 619+ views
    AP ^ | 6.18.04
    Posted on Fri, Jun. 18, 2004 Internet Ads Go After Cheney's Daughter ELIZABETH WOLFE Associated Press WASHINGTON - A campaign to compel the vice president's lesbian daughter to oppose a proposed ban on gay marriage is launching its first Internet ad on Monday. A series of simply animated cartoon panels features stick figures of Mary Cheney and Vice President Dick Cheney. One image reads, "Dick's daughter sold out to help Dick run again." The story line refers to Mary Cheney's job as director of vice presidential operations for the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign. She held a public role as her father's...
  • Catholics Must Affirm Their Faith in Their Public Lives

    06/18/2004 11:34:11 AM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 15 replies · 228+ views ^ | 06-18-04 | American TFP
    Bishops remind Catholics that abortion, homosexuality and same-sex “marriage” are incompatible with receiving Holy Communion Ever more frequent attempts to drive religion and morality from the public square have left America divided. On one side are secularists who in varying degrees subscribe to a philosophy based on a supposed right to absolute individual liberty, unrestrained by law, religion, or morality. Americans who love liberty but abhor anarchy rally to the other side. They understand that true liberty comes from observing divine and natural law. Dissident Catholics Try to Reconcile the Irreconcilable The philosophical divide between these two camps underlies America’s...
  • Thomas Sowell: Silencing whom? -

    06/18/2004 2:17:15 PM PDT · by UnklGene · 4 replies · 342+ views | June 18, 2004 | Thomas Sowell
    Silencing whom? - Thomas Sowell (archive) June 18, 2004 With all the noise being made -- from traffic noise to Al Gore's ranting -- you might never suspect that there was a National Day of Silence. What you might also not suspect is that this day is observed in schools and colleges across the country, where students agree to remain silent for a day in order to show support for homosexuals. The idea is that people who are sexually different have been silenced by society and that the students who observe the National Day of Silence are showing that they...

    06/18/2004 1:14:18 PM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 68 replies · 3,300+ views
    Michael Medved Show KRLA 870am | now
    The guest is arguing against a crackdown on "sex in public places." He says it targets homosexuals. Also he's making a case, a la Harry Kumar in the BBC mini-series "Jewel in the Crown" that the police officer frisked him inappropriately (in the junk.)
  • Using black America: The homosexual lobby's turn

    06/17/2004 11:39:47 PM PDT · by scripter · 34 replies · 638+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 18, 2004 | Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson
    It has been recently claimed that America's denial of marriage rights to homosexuals is morally equivalent to and indistinguishable from America's previous denials of civil rights to blacks. It should come as no surprise that the homosexual lobby has launched a campaign to use black America for its pernicious purpose of promoting same-sex "marriage." Blacks have proven time and again to be a useful tool in promoting the sick desires of black leaders, the Democratic Party and the elite white feminist movement (yes, most feminists are upper-class angry white women) – why shouldn't radical homosexuals continue the trend? If we...
  • LESBIAN CULTURE CLASH IN INDIA - Controversial Hindi Flick Sets Anger Aflame

    06/18/2004 8:52:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 92 replies · 3,176+ views
    Crux News ^ | June 18, 2004 | Michael Rose
    A hundred Hindu fundamentalists have attacked and vandalized cinemas in several Indian towns, tearing down posters of the recently released film Girlfriend. The film deals with lesbianism and related themes. The fundamentalists see this as an affront to Indian culture. The most censorious critics, however, have been India’s gay and lesbian activists. They say the film is a 'homophobic, hetero-patriarchal' portrayal of lesbianism in India. They charge director Karan Razdan of creating a "conscious, articulated homophobia" for mass consumption. Girlfriend is a candyfloss drama about two close women friends who sleep in the same bed and share—explicitly, on screen—a...
  • 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...
  • Sexual Freedom Activists Target 'Archaic, Unjust' Sex Laws

    06/06/2004 10:59:40 PM PDT · by tuesday afternoon · 36 replies · 876+ views ^ | 6/01/04 | Susan Jones
    ( - The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force says it is time to repeal America's "archaic and unjust" sex laws. The Task Force announced it is taking part in a project to analyze sex laws throughout the United States and identify which ones need to go. The point is to "educate Americans about the prevalence and abuse of antiquated and unjust sex laws in the nation, and to give grassroots activists policy and organizing tools to work to change these laws," the Task Force said in a press release. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force said it is...
  • A Queer fantasy is coming true: Moving toward total dominance of the press corps

    06/06/2004 9:25:50 AM PDT · by narses · 41 replies · 252+ views
    This is a story of two conferences. As this issue goes to press (May 27), the Catholic Press Association is in the middle of its May 26-May 28 convention in Washington, D.C., an annual exercise-in-irrelevancy, where every diocesan newspaper gets an "excellence award." A month later, in New York, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association will meet in a great spirit of triumphalism over the success of their campaign for warming Americans up to "gay marriage." Gays can be triumphalist; Catholics cannot. Alas, there will be a certain introspection at the NLGJA confab, as founders, editors and reporters of...
  • Defiant Lutheran congregations appoint active gay pastors

    04/16/2004 9:21:41 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 37 replies · 289+ views
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | Apr. 15, 2004
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - In defiance of Lutheran doctrine, active homosexuals have been appointed pastors at three congregations, including one in Minneapolis. The Rev. Jennifer Mason, 41, will be installed Sunday at Central City Lutheran Mission in San Bernardino, followed on May 2 with Hollywood Lutheran Church's installation of the Rev. Daniel M. Hooper, 56, and ceremonies July 25 for the Rev. Jay Wiesner, 30, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. The move defies the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's rule against active homosexuals in ordained ministry. As the nation's fifth-largest Protestant denomination, with 10,700 churches and five million members,...
  • Same-Sex Marriage for Kids

    03/18/2004 10:38:54 AM PST · by bigsky · 57 replies · 1,610+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | March 18, 2004 | Chris Field
    The debate over homosexual marriage has gone on loudly in this nation for a while now, and the Leftists in the establishment media, specifically those in the newspaper industry, have made their biases known to the world -- from the front page to the editorial page. But yesterday the Washington Post declared a new frontline in this cultural battle -- KidsPostKidsPost, as you might be able to discern from the title, is the page in the Washington Post dedicated to news for kids, providing issues of the day written in a way that they will understand. For example, today's KidsPost...
  • 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...
  • Trip to US to study lesbian sports

    03/18/2004 12:06:51 PM PST · by shaggy eel · 68 replies · 156+ views
    [New Zealand] taxpayers paid $7000 for two women to travel to the United States to study ways of encouraging more gay and lesbian Maori and Pacific Islanders to take part in sport and cultural activities. Elizabeth Kerekere of Porirua attended the Federation of Gay Games annual meeting in Chicago in November with her partner Alofa AioNo. She said it was a good investment as she found new ways of encouraging gays and lesbians to participate in sport, art and cultural events and that her research could help any group wanting to encourage participation in its events. But the government agency...
  • Students Protest Blood Drive Screening

    03/17/2004 9:45:58 AM PST · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 61 replies · 381+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 17, 2004
    Two student legislators at Western Oregon University have launched a drive to ban Red Cross blood drives on campus, claiming the donor screening process discriminates against gays. The two students are particularly upset about a donor question that reads: "Are you a male who has had sex with another male since 1977, even once?" The federal Food and Drug Administration, which regulates the Red Cross screening process, will not accept a donation from someone who answers 'yes' to the question, in order to help eliminate potentially HIV-tainted blood. "By continuing to allow the Red Cross on our campus, the university...
  • Incoming pro-gay troll alert!

    03/17/2004 9:33:04 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 230 replies · 303+ views
    self | march 17 2004 | little jeremiah
    Dear Freepers, A fellow Freeper alerted me to another discussion board, wherein the leftist/deviants are advising one another to register at Free Republic in order to pose as Christians, with the purpose of promoting homosexuality in a subversive manner, thereby disrupting Free Republic. Here are a few comments, just so that you will be on the alert for this sort of thing: (if I may be so bold): I'm a troll on a Freeper board by: anonymous 32 03/17/2004 @ 06:09PM Hey....I've never done it but stumbled across a conservative board and created a character of a right-wing intolerant born-again...
  • Gay Anglican Bishop Says He'd Like to Marry

    03/16/2004 11:35:12 AM PST · by AreaMan · 21 replies · 222+ views
    Reuters Oddly Enough News ^ | 16 Mar 04 | Reuters
    Gay Anglican Bishop Says He'd Like to Marry Tue Mar 16,10:24 AM ET Add Oddly Enough - Reuters to My Yahoo! NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop said on Monday he would like to marry his longtime partner, but only if it becomes legal in New Hampshire, where they live. Gene Robinson, who became the ninth bishop of New Hampshire last week, said he and partner Mark Andrew hoped they could wed someday, but they did not plan to go to parts of Canada or to Massachusetts -- if same-sex marriage became legal there...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How the Mainstream Media Cover for Gay Activists

    03/14/2004 8:08:58 AM PST · by mrustow · 45 replies · 720+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 14 March 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    The mainstream media have two complementary tactics in covering homosexual-related news: Flooding the zone with stories portraying gays as victims or heroes, and damming up the flow of information, when it would present gays in a less than favorable light. And sometimes both tactics are used within the same story.Consider coverage of the illegal same-sex “weddings” in San Francisco and New Paltz, New York. Several stories on the New Paltz “weddings” mentioned Tom Duane, an openly gay New York State Senator, who represents the Chelsea section of Manhattan.On March 2, Ulster County District Attorney Donald Williams charged New Paltz Mayor...
  • D.A.: I'll arrest same-sex wedders - Says homosexuals committing frauds

    03/04/2004 8:41:45 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 35 replies · 579+ views
    QUEERLY BELOVEDD.A.: I'll arrest same-sex weddersSays homosexuals purporting to be 'married' committing frauds Posted: March 4, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 A district attorney running for Pennsylvania attorney general is vowing to arrest anyone associated with same-sex weddings. "There should be no Rosie O'Donnell weddings in Pennsylvania, and there won't be if I'm the attorney general," Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor Jr. told the Philadelphia Inquirer. Even though same-sex marriages are currently illegal in the Keystone State and there haven't been any homosexual couples forthcoming to seek a marriage license, Castor issued a letter to the local reigster of wills...
  • 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...