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  • Photo exhibit at church honors same-sex relationships

    10/12/2008 4:29:17 AM PDT · by Man50D · 32 replies · 859+ views
    A photo exhibit featuring partners in same-sex relationships will be on display beginning Sunday at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1609 University Ave. An open house will be held Sunday from 1-3 p.m., and the exhibit will be on display at the church for one week. The exhibit, titled "Shall Not Be Recognized," was created by Jeff Pearcy and Will Fellows in response to the passage of the 2006 marriage amendment in Wisconsin that does not legally recognize same-sex relationships. The display includes 30 photographs of couples who have been together for seven to 50 years. "In recent years,...
  • Another 75 suspended for opposing 'gay' day

    05/03/2007 1:56:36 AM PDT · by Man50D · 87 replies · 2,985+ views ^ | May 3, 2007
    At least another 75 students have been suspended from school in California for wearing shirts that expressed their biblically-based opposition to homosexuality, and the district that, as WND reported, has been imposing the punishments, says those quotations aren't necessarily acceptable because they are from God's Word. That's the verdict from San Juan Unified School District Superintendent Steven Enoch, according to lawyers for the Pacific Justice Institute, which is working on behalf of the students. The suspensions were begun on April 18 when the homosexual lobby-supported "Day of Silence" was observed in public schools in California – and across the nation....
  • The New New Left

    02/28/2007 4:37:47 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies · 704+ views ^ | February 28, 2007 | David Pryce-Jones
    One of the strangest features of the contemporary political landscape is the convergence everywhere of the Left with Muslim jihadis and extremists. Those who once protested against the installation of cruise missiles in Western Europe, say, now demonstrate against the war on terror. Those who praised the Soviet Union as peace-loving are now busy signing petitions and publishing articles to the effect that Iran's nuclear program and nuclear weapons (if it comes to that) are a third-world success and nothing to worry about. Anti-Americanism has made bedfellows of people whose world views and values are ostensibly incompatible. David Horowitz was...
  • Gay Pastor Loses Ruling, But Not His Flock -- Yet (Lutheran flock says he's lovely)

    02/17/2007 1:44:13 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 115 replies · 1,650+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, February 17, 2007 | Giovanna Dell'Orto
    ATLANTA --... Members of St. John's Lutheran Church last weekend filed by their pastor, hugging him and exchanging jokes. Many in the 350-member Atlanta congregation say they don't plan to let the Rev. Bradley E. Schmeling leave the pulpit Aug. 15, as ordered last week by an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) disciplinary committee because he is in a gay relationship. ... "We are not an activist church, even though we can stand for issues of justice," said Charles Fox, who occasionally assists Schmeling at Sunday worship. "He exemplifies the kind of love and empathy I envision Christ to...
  • Church supports apology to gays

    01/27/2007 7:29:03 PM PST · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 93 replies · 1,618+ views
    news-record. ^ | 1/27/07 | Nancy H. McLaughlin
    GREENSBORO — Episcopalians meeting in Greensboro this week gave strong preliminary support for a resolution apologizing to gays and lesbians for how they’ve been treated by Christians. The resolution, which is expected to go before the full Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina this morning, would also affirm homosexuals as "children of God who have a full and equal claim with all other persons upon the love, acceptance and pastoral concern and care of the Church." A similar resolution was passed this past summer by the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, which has been racked with division since the affirmation...
  • The Human Difference

    12/30/2006 2:07:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 569+ views
    Commentary ^ | December 2006 | Eric Cohen
    In the contest for oddest pronouncement in a State of the Union address, high marks should go to President Bush’s call last January for a national ban on “creating human-animal hybrids.” Fortunately, the modern biotech laboratory does not yet resemble H.G. Wells’s island of Dr. Moreau, that fictional place where an exiled scientist blends man and beast by vivisection. Not even our most skillful, least scrupulous genetic engineers can manufacture humanzees to provide spare parts or serve as semi-skilled labor. We are not yet so talented or so depraved. Yet the President’s call to action did not come out of...
  • ACLU Loses In Latest Boy Scout Attack

    09/09/2006 6:54:19 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 79 replies · 2,111+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 9 Sep 06 | John Stephenson
    Via BSALegal.Org An atheist mother represented by the ACLU complained that allowing Boy Scouts to recruit in public schools on the same basis as other groups discriminated against her atheist son who attends Portland public schools. In today's decision reversing a lower court decision, the Oregon Supreme Court emphatically concluded that "nothing that occurred in any public school program, service, or activity was discriminatory at all." "Giving Boy Scouts equal access is not discrimination," said Scouting spokesperson Robert H. Bork, Jr. "It is the law." "The First Amendment and two federal statues require that Boy Scouts be given the same...
  • The Christian Right Seeks Dominion On the Road to Political Power and Theocracy

    09/09/2006 5:43:09 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 64 replies · 1,399+ views ^ | 9/9/06 | Sara Diamond
    The past two decades have seen a growing symbiosis between the mass movement of evangelical Christians and the Republican Party. Since the 1968 presidential election, when nearly 10 million Americans voted for segregationist Alabama Governor George Wallace, the Republicans have worked to broaden the class base of their party downward. That has meant following Wallace's lead in using issues of race, crime, and "morality" to attract white middle and lower middle class voters. In the mid-1970s and 1980s, Gallup poll surveys showed that one-quarter to one-third of the US population identified itself as "born-again" evangelicals. Most of them have become...
  • Karr Visited Sex-Change Clinic

    08/20/2006 1:04:38 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 102 replies · 2,520+ views ^ | 8/19/06 | SUTIN WANNABOVORN
    BANGKOK, Thailand - The suspect in the murder of JonBenet Ramsey visited a Bangkok clinic specializing in sex-change operations and cosmetic surgery, clinic officials said Sunday. Dr. Thep Vechwijit, a doctor at the Pratunam Polyclinic, said John Mark Karr, 41, had been his patient but declined to provide further details. "He was one of my patients," Vechwijit said. A staffer at the clinic, who spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to speak to the media, said Karr had consulted the doctor about a sex-change operation. Karr was to be flown later Sunday to the United States...
  • Show links Darwin, Hitler ideologiesHolocaust was fallout of evolution theory

    08/19/2006 6:39:43 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 708 replies · 8,094+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Posted: August 19, 2006 | World Net Daily
    Show links Darwin, Hitler ideologies Holocaust was fallout of evolution theory, says new production -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: August 19, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 Charles Darwin should share with Hitler the blame for the 11 million or more lives lost in the Holocaust, a new television special explains. And, the program says, the more than 45 million American lives lost to abortion also can be blamed on that famous founder of evolutionary theory. The results of Darwin’s theories "This show basically is about the social effects of Darwinism, and shows this idea, which is scientifically bankrupt, has probably been...
  • Group of gay hopefuls to challenge military's policy

    08/20/2006 6:51:32 AM PDT · by Dane · 75 replies · 1,237+ views
    Group of gay hopefuls to challenge military's policy PHOENIX We've all heard of the military's "don't ask, don't tell policy," which bans service members from being openly gay. Under the policy, military personnel are not allowed to talk about being gay or even admit it. But in more than 30 cities across the country, including Phoenix, homosexuals will be challenging the thirteen-year-old policy in a nationwide campaign they have named Right to Serve. As they try to sign up at recruiting offices, they will also disclose their sexual orientation. Twenty-four-year-old Meg Sneed says she plans to do just that at...
  • Entertaining gay Israeli troops [projectile vomit warning]

    08/20/2006 7:31:47 AM PDT · by Alouette · 56 replies · 1,800+ views
    YNet ^ | Leslie Bunder
    Gay Jewish porn star to visit Israel to show solidarity with country, perform for gay community A gay Jewish porn star is to visit Israel at the end of the month to show solidarity with the country and perform and entertain for the gay community as well as raise awareness of gay issues. New York-based Michael Lucas who is the owner and star of Lucas Entertainment will be in Israel from August 29 to September 4 where he will be performing a live show with free admission to Israeli soldiers. "It will be my fourth trip to Israel, and my...
  • (Michael J) Fox blasts Bush's stem cell veto

    07/23/2006 12:01:06 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 131 replies · 2,528+ views
    Actor Michael J Fox has slammed George W Bush's decision to veto US government funding of pioneering studies into stem cell research. On Wednesday, the US president used his power of veto for the first time since he came to power in January 2001. Back to the Future star Fox, who suffers from Parkinson's Disease, is outraged Bush went against American public opinion that scientists should be allowed to try and find the cure for many diseases using the cells from nearly 400,000 embryos currently in storage. He said: "I regret the loss of five years when real progress...
  • Specter falsely accuses church to knock Bush

    07/22/2006 5:52:10 AM PDT · by radar101 · 43 replies · 1,200+ views ^ | 22 JULY 2006 |
    Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., made a false accusation against the Catholic Church during debate on the Senate floor over federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research, according to Catholic News Service. Arguing President Bush's opposition to the federal funding on moral grounds could seriously set back scientific discovery, Specter said: "Pope Boniface VII (sic) banned the practice of cadaver dissection in the 1200s. This stopped the practice for over 300 years and greatly slowed the accumulation of education regarding human anatomy." Specter not only misidentified the pope, the Catholic news site asserts, but most historical sources indicate no pontiff in history...
  • The Veto: Should We Cross the Great Moral Divide?

    07/21/2006 10:55:13 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 28 replies · 495+ views
    Breakpoint with Chuck Colson ^ | 7/20/2006 | Chuck Colson
    Yesterday President Bush vetoed a bill that, had it become law, would have deeply eroded respect for human life. It was a courageous act because there was enormous pressure on him to agree to fund more embryo-destructive research. After vetoing this bill, the president signed one for funding research into methods of creating pluripotent stem cells—the kind that can be turned into many types of body tissue without creating or killing human embryos. Not surprisingly, there was an outpouring of vitriol directed not only against the president but also against conservative Christians. A full-page ad in the New York Times,...
  • 2004 "Greatest Canadian” and Father of Medicare was “Merciless” Eugenicist

    06/23/2006 3:30:38 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 873+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/23/06 | Hilary White
    CALGARY, June 23, 2006 ( – Recently, Canadians voted in a nationwide contest for who they thought was the “Greatest Canadian” of all time. They chose socialist icon, Tommy Douglas, the “father of medicare,” and founder of the extreme left party, the New Democrats.  The 2004 “Greatest Canadian”, however, held views on the poor and disabled that his zealous fans on the left would like to keep quiet. In the July 3 edition of the Western Standard, John Robson quotes Douglas’ 1933 master’s thesis, where he argued that “The subnormal family presents the most appalling of all family problems.” “Because this class...
  • LA Times Accuses Traditional Christians of 'Fixation on Sex and Gender'

    06/23/2006 7:22:56 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies · 1,108+ views
    LA Times/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein June 23, 2006 Let me share a little trade secret. Any time I'm on the prowl for something to write about, I go to the editorial page of the Los Angeles Times. Almost invariably the journey is rewarded with a remarkable liberal morsel. Take this morning's editorial - 'Battling over Bishops' - in which the Times decides to wade into the controversy roiling the Episcopal Church. Here's the kernel of the Times' argument "What both controversies [over homosexual and female clergy] have in common is not only a fixation on sex and gender but also the challenge...
  • Stephanie Salter: Gays a threat to institution of marriage? Get real

    06/11/2006 6:44:32 AM PDT · by Military family member · 260 replies · 2,849+ views
    The Tribune-Star ^ | June 11, 2006 | Stephanie Salter
    I’m rarely lifted by some occurrence under the Capitol dome, but 48 members of the Senate provided an exception this week: They spared us the protracted and dangerous distraction of a federal battle over gay marriage. That even five minutes was spent on this issue — let alone all the words poured out about the need for a constitutional amendment to “protect” marriage — illustrates how far our nation is from getting its priorities in order and its act together. You know, the act we need to perfect so we can seriously deal on the global stage with real political,...

    06/11/2006 4:18:20 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 28 replies · 572+ views ^ | 6/10/06 | Don Feder
    The nation just witnessed the dreary spectacle of the most powerful deliberative body in the world weighing the most important social issue of our time - an amendment to the U.S. Constitution defending traditional marriage -in a debate dominated by hypocrisy, cynicism and a concerted effort at reality-avoidance. Democrats and half a dozen Republicans wouldn't even allow the amendment to come up for a vote. A move to cut off a filibuster (60 votes needed) failed 49 to 48. "A vote for this amendment is a vote for bigotry," slurred the senior Senator from Massachusetts. In so saying, Edward Kennedy...
  • Aging Gays Fuel Specialized Housing Market

    06/10/2006 8:06:46 PM PDT · by SteveMcKing · 21 replies · 1,084+ views ^ | June 10, 2006 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO — Like other gay men in their golden years, Jack Norris and Seymour Sirota had heard the horror stories. An elderly lesbian couple is housed on separate floors of a nursing home and kept from seeing each other. A gay retired college professor feels compelled to keep his sexual orientation a secret after his roommate at an assisted living facility asks to be transferred. "I thought, 'We are not going to be in that situation,'" the 67-year-old Norris says crisply. "This is not going to happen to us in our final days." That's how the two New Yorkers,...
  • The Abomination of the Homosexualization of Christianity (Mega Barf)

    06/05/2006 4:13:26 AM PDT · by fwdude · 22 replies · 714+ views ^ | Cathedral of Hope
    Canons of the Cathedral of Hope Inclusive Language Male and Female God Created Them At Cathedral of Hope, we believe language is a tool that not only describes reality but also shapes it. For this reason, we try to be deliberate in the words we use to talk about our reality. This can be difficult since most of us don’t often think about how our words can hurt others. It’s not just racist slurs or slanderous speech to which we are referring. It also applies to many cherished expressions and other parts of our spiritual formation. For example, many of...
  • Against a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage

    06/01/2006 8:28:01 AM PDT · by Sunsong · 349 replies · 3,472+ views
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | June 6, 2006 | Dale Carpenter
    Today the Cato Institute is publishing a paper I've written on why a federal amendment banning gay marriage is a bad idea, even if you oppose gay marriage. Of course, if you think recognizing same-sex marriages is a good idea, that's a strong reason by itself to oppose an amendment banning them. This paper is written for conservatives and moderates who either oppose or are unsure about same-sex marriage. Here's the executive summary: Members of Congress have proposed a constitutional amendment preventing states from recognizing same-sex marriages. Proponents of the Federal Marriage Amendment claim that an amendment is needed immediately...
  • Is genetic modification of people moral

    05/30/2006 5:40:35 PM PDT · by jexus · 10 replies · 428+ views
    Reason ^ | 5/29/06 | Ronald Bailey
    Do people have a fundamental right to genetically and biotechnologically enhance their bodies and brains? That question was central to the "Human Enhancement Technologies and Human Rights" (HETHR) Conference held over the Memorial Day weekend at Stanford University's Law School. The conference was sponsored by the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences along with a number of technoprogressive groups including the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, the Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics, geneforum, and ExtraLife. Far from there being a "right" to enhance oneself and one's progeny, some institutions and activists currently aim to outlaw various biotech...
  • Two women create a baby!!!!

    05/22/2006 2:29:21 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 65 replies · 2,060+ views
    Progressive U ^ | May 13, 2006
    Two women create a baby!!!! Watch out! Here's some news for all those people who have it stuck in their mind that if there were only females left on earth they would not survive because they could not reproduce without sperm. Your going to have to come up with another reason two women shouldn't be together. "Scientists have created mice pups from two female mice. No male mice or sperm were involved. The offspring were all female. How did this happen and will humans soon have the option to create babies without men? Parthenogenesis, or virgin birth, is defined as...
  • Sullivan Hits A New Low: Hate Speech As A Substitute for Argument

    05/10/2006 5:25:00 AM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 23 replies · 942+ views
    Andrew Sullivan's new Time column "My Problem with Christianism," is a call to embrace hate speech, a crude attempt to use language to marginalize everyone with whom Sullivan disagrees, and to attach to them the stigma of the Islamists. Sullivan's cowardly disclaimer --not that I mean they are violent like Islamists, he offers-- is a second indictment of his piece: Sullivan lacks the courage to fully defend what he obviously believes. The third strike against the column is its fundamental unseriousness. Like others on the left, Sullivan is a serial destroyer of straw men, especially as he declaims about the...
  • Same-sex couples fuel row over IVF treatment

    05/07/2006 7:18:32 PM PDT · by Coleus · 38 replies · 869+ views ^ | 05.08.06 | KATE FOSTER
    AT FIRST glance, they could be any ordinary family, enjoying an evening stroll on the beach at sunset. But to one-and-a-half-year-old Anna, the two women holding her hands are Mummy and Mama. She will never know more than a few details about her father, a sperm donor - and her lesbian mothers believe the happy and loving childhood they are providing for her is enough. Helen and Leanne, from Edinburgh, paid Ł350 to conceive Anna through donor insemination. It was a difficult and emotional process but they are delighted with the results and are planning another baby soon. Their joy,...
  • Celling Spin (embryonic stem cells)

    05/04/2006 10:22:34 AM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 435+ views
    NRO ^ | May 03, 2006 | Eric Cohen
    May 03, 2006, 6:47 a.m.Celling SpinThe reasonableness of the Bush policy, and the unreasonableness of its critics. By Eric Cohen For connoisseurs of stem-cell spin, recent weeks have offered a feast. In its April 2006 issue, the journal Nature Biotechnology published a short paper entitled "An international gap in human ES [embryonic-stem] cell research." (It's online here, but a subscription is required.) The authors, Jason Owen-Smith of the University of Michigan and Jennifer McCormick of Stanford, carefully reviewed all scientific publications involving the use or derivation of human embryonic-stem-cells, starting with the very first paper in 1998 and ending just...
  • Bill to ban 'mom, dad' from texts advances

    05/04/2006 5:04:33 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 139 replies · 19,786+ views
    A bill requiring students to learn about the contributions homosexuals have made to society and that would remove sex-specific terms such as "mom" and "dad" from textbooks has passed another hurdle on the way to becoming the law of the land in California. Having already been approved by the state's Senate Judiciary Committee, SB 1437, which would mandate grades 1-12 buy books "accurately" portraying "the sexual diversity of our society," got the nod yesterday of the Senate Education Committee. The bill also requires students hear history lessons on "the contributions of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender to...
  • Christian education group caves to homosexuals

    04/02/2006 5:21:14 PM PDT · by Coleus · 51 replies · 1,591+ views
    WND ^ | 04.01.06 | Linda Harvey
    A recent agreement between several national groups on how to handle "sexual orientation" in schools is unacceptable, misleading and may actually cause more problems than it purports to solve.The document, "Public Schools and Sexual Orientation" was released by the First Amendment Center in conjunction with the Christian Educators Association International and GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.  Since I have researched and reported on homosexuality in the schools for more than a decade through the organization I head, Mission America of Columbus, Ohio, I read this announcement with shock and dismay. My first reaction was, "GLSEN? How...
  • Battle Brews As Porn Moves Into Mainstream

    04/01/2006 5:37:42 PM PST · by Panerai · 304 replies · 6,353+ views
    Breitbrat ^ | 04/01/2006 | David Crary
    The industry's VIPs mingle at political galas and Super Bowl parties. Their product is available on cell phones, podcasts, and particularly the Internet _ there it's an attraction like no other, patronized by tens of millions of Americans. It's pornography. And if you're a consumer, John Harmer thinks you're damaging your brain. Harmer is part of a cadre of anti-porn activists seeking new tactics to fight an unprecedented deluge of porn which they see as wrecking countless marriages and warping human sexuality. They are urging federal prosecutors to pursue more obscenity cases and raising funds for high-tech brain research that...
  • Child screaming 'daddy, daddy' abandoned in Miami's Liberty City

    LIBERTY CITY -- Police in this Miami neighborhood are looking for the parents of a child who was abandoned Thursday night, news partner NBC 6. A witness told police that a car dropped the child off at about 11 p.m. in the area of Northwest 15th Avenue and 62nd Terrace. "I've heard of this happening with pets and that's bad, but for this to happen to a child, to be left in the middle of nowhere, that's unbelievable," police spokesman Lt. Bill Schwartz said. Police brought the child to the police department. She was wearing an oversized, multi-colored sweater and...
  • The Media's War On "War On The Christians" Conference (Don Feder Alert)

    03/31/2006 1:29:42 AM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 631+ views ^ | 03/31/06 | Don Feder
    Last week (March 27-28), Vision America convened a War On Christians conference in Washington, D.C. It was the first to address escalating attacks on Christians from Hollywood, the news media, academia, the courts, and activist groups like the ACLU and Anti-Defamation League. Speakers included scholars, authors, clergy (among them an Orthodox rabbi), lawyers and members of Congress. Delegates came from as far away as South Africa. I was the conference coordinator, as well as a speaker on two panels ("Jews Confront the War On Christians" and "Hollywood: Christians Through a Distorted Lens"). You will be shocked – shocked! – to...
  • 'War' on Christians Is Alleged. Conference Depicts a Culture Hostile to Evangelical Beliefs.

    03/29/2006 1:04:29 PM PST · by Crackingham · 226 replies · 3,331+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3/29/6 | Alan Cooperman
    The "War on Christmas" has morphed into a "War on Christians." Last December, some evangelical Christian groups declared that the religious celebration of Christmas -- and even the phrase "Merry Christmas" -- was under attack by the forces of secularism. This week, radio commentator Rick Scarborough convened a conference in Washington on the "War on Christians and the Values Voters in 2006." The opening session was devoted to "reports from the frontlines" on "persecution" of Christians in the United States and Canada, including an artist whose paintings were barred from a municipal art show in Deltona, Fla., because they contained...