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  • Supermodel: Ignore your kids on ‘No Mother’s Day’ to support global abortion access (Repost)

    05/12/2013 12:50:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Life Site ^ | Ben Johnson
    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, May 11, 2012, ( – This Sunday, children of all ages will celebrate the role mothers play in their lives. But Vogue model Christy Turlington Burns and a host of female celebrities are encouraging mothers across the nation to ignore their children as part of “No Mother’s Day,” a sign of their support for reducing maternal mortality by supporting family planning and global access to abortion. The campaign asks women to “disappear” on Mother’s Day to raise awareness of maternal mortality rates and underscore “just how much a mother is missed when she’s gone.” But amidst positive...
  • Three-person civil union sparks controversy in Brazil

    08/28/2012 3:32:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/28/2012
    A notary in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has sparked controversy by accepting a civil union between three people. Public Notary Claudia do Nascimento Domingues has said the man and two women should be entitled to family rights. She says there is nothing in law to prevent such an arrangement. But the move has angered some religious groups, while one lawyer described it as "absurd and totally illegal". The three individuals, who have declined to speak to the press, have lived in Rio de Janeiro together for three years and share bills and other expenses. Ms Domingues says they...
  • Two Men Given Six Months Jail for Kissing in Public

    03/28/2012 8:25:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, March 28, 2012
    European and Asian deny charge but witness said he saw them kissing on the mouthAn appeals court in Abu Dhabi upheld a previous court verdict and sentenced a European and an Asian man to six months in prison and ordered their deportation after they were convicted of kissing each other on the mouth in a public place, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. The court supported the previous sentence after a witness confirmed again that he saw them hugging and kissing each other on the mouth in a street in Abu Dhabi, the Arabic language daily Alittihad said. The two unnamed...
  • NBC halts Britney's crucifixion mockery ("Will and Grace")

    02/03/2006 3:47:57 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 68 replies · 1,249+ views
    WND ^ | Feb 3 06 | WND
    Reacting to pressure from Christian groups, NBC canceled an episode of "Will & Grace" that featured Britney Spears as a conservative who hosts a cooking segment called "Cruci-fixin's" on a Christian TV network. NBC last week was forced to pull its highly touted new show "The Book of Daniel" because of charges its portrayal of Jesus was blasphemous Spears was to appear as a sidekick to the regular character Jack, who hosts his own talk show on the homosexual network Out TV, which is bought by a Christian TV network. The episode was to air April 13, just before Good...
  • NBC Offends Christians Again

    02/02/2006 8:38:13 AM PST · by WellFedUp · 71 replies · 2,469+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 02/02/2006 | Susan Jones - A conservative advocacy group accuses NBC of "hitting back" at the Christian community in an upcoming episode of "Will and Grace." The April 13 episode will mock the crucifixion of Christ, the American Family Association said. AFA pointed to wire reports saying that Britney Spears will make a guest appearance on the April 13 "Will and Grace," playing a conservative Christian sidekick to Sean Hayes' homosexual character, Jack. When Jack's fictional TV network, Out TV, is bought by a Christian TV network, Spears hosts a cooking segment called "Cruci-fixin's." "To further denigrate Christianity, NBC chose to air [the...
  • NBC to mock the Crucifixion of Christ??

    02/01/2006 11:54:26 PM PST · by foldspace · 27 replies · 1,601+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, January 31, 2006 | AP
    Britney Spears to Guest Star on 'Will & Grace' Tuesday, January 31, 2006 NEW YORK — Britney Spears will guest star on an episode of "Will & Grace," NBC announced Tuesday. The pop star will appear as a Christian conservative sidekick to Sean Hayes' character, Jack, who hosts his own talk show, on the April 13 episode, the network said. Jack's fictional network, Out TV, is bought by a Christian TV network, leading to Spears contributing a cooking segment called "Cruci-fixin's." As a young girl, the 24-year-old Spears was a regular on "The Mickey Mouse Club." After becoming a pop...
  • Guardsman killed Iraqi after sex.

    12/20/2004 6:34:28 AM PST · by izzatzo · 205 replies · 4,341+ views
    News Observer ^ | 12/20/04 | Jay Price
    Guardsman killed Iraqi after sex By JAY PRICE, Staff Writer A North Carolina National Guard member thought to be the first U.S. soldier convicted of murdering an Iraqi said he "snapped" and shot the 17-year-old boy after they had consensual sex, according to court-martial records released this week. Pvt. Federico Daniel Merida, 21, of Biscoe, a tiny town south of Asheboro, pleaded guilty during a court-martial in Iraq to shooting the Iraqi national guard private, whose name the Army withheld. Merida was sentenced Sept. 25 to 25 years in prison and reduced in rank. He will be dishonorably discharged. Army...
  • Sen. Clinton against illegal immigration [By primary-time, she'll belong to the NRA]

    12/13/2004 9:38:09 AM PST · by johnny7 · 134 replies · 2,212+ views
    (UPI) ^ | Dec. 13, 2004 | wire
    Washington, DC, -- Sen. Hillary Clinton's hard-line against illegal immigration is seen by some as the Democrat's attempt to solidify support for a 2008 presidential bid. Clinton, D-N.Y., who has received the liberal moniker for her efforts as first lady in the 1990s, may be trying to win support in conservative states by coming out against illegal immigration, the Washington Times reported Monday. In fact, the paper reported, Clinton's stance is more conservative than President Bush's, calling for an entry and exit ID system for immigrants.
  • Mazuz backs rights of same-sex couples (Gay marriage in Israel?)

    12/09/2004 5:49:36 AM PST · by bedolido · 2 replies · 310+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/9/2004 | DAN IZENBERG
    Attorney-General Menahem Mazuz announced on Wednesday that unlike his predecessor, Elyakim Rubinstein, he favors upholding financial arrangements made between same-sex couples and that he had already changed the state's approach to this issue in cases that have come to court. Mazuz issued the statement in response to a ruling in Ramat Gan Family Court that sharply criticized the state's objection to a financial agreement between male partners who wanted to share paternal obligations regarding a child born to one of them.
  • Regarding Democrats Underground and other such liberal cesspools

    11/25/2002 2:26:52 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 200 replies · 3,512+ views
    Free Republic | Novemeber 25, 2002 | Jim Robinson
    It's no secret. They don't like you and they will ban you whenever they catch you posting to their forums. Who cares? We ban them anytime they register here. It's a fact. Very few people here are interested in reading the DU style spin and regurgitated propaganda. Those of you who want to rattle their cages are welcome to it, but please do not drag any of their garbage back to FR and please do not bother posting vanities about your experiences with them. It's not wanted here and will be deleted. Thanks, Jim
  • Elton changes tune over Bush

    12/06/2004 6:56:51 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 43 replies · 3,176+ views
    This Is London ^ | Dec 6, 2004 | Alexa Baracaia
    Sir Elton John is famed for his outbursts and diva-ish tantrums. So when he was invited to a presidential reception, hosted by George W Bush, the organisers must have been praying the Rocket Man would not explode. Two weeks ago Sir Elton hit out at the US president, saying he was "the worst thing that has ever happened to America". "I just wanna scream," he said. "It's a nightmare. These idiots think they can get away with anything ... it enrages me that people can just smirk their way through it." But the 57-year-old entertainer managed to keep his cool...
  • Mich. governor pulls same-sex benefits from state worker contracts

    12/01/2004 9:20:23 PM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies · 1,186+ views
    AP ^ | 12/1/4
    LANSING, Mich -- Gov. Jennifer Granholm will remove same-sex partner benefits from contracts negotiated with state workers, said an aide, citing a voter-approved amendment to the Michigan Constitution that bans gay marriage "and similar unions." Michigan voters approved the amendment Nov. 2. On Wednesday, Granholm aide David Fink said that negotiated contracts scheduled for adoption by the state Civil Service Commission on Dec. 15 will be stripped of the same-sex domestic partner benefits. Fink said the Granholm administration decided to eliminate the benefits because of the passage of Proposal 2, which defines marriage as the union of one man and...
  • ABC, NBC reject pro-gay church ad

    12/01/2004 9:16:03 AM PST · by AllTheRage · 56 replies · 4,130+ views ^ | 12/1/2004 | James Hutchins
    UCC: "CBS, NBC refuse to air church's television advertisement" December 1, 2004 - According to a UCC press release, CBS and NBC have refused to air the new UCC television advertisement... and predictably, UCC leaders are going nuts. According to the release, CBS offered this explanation: "Because this commercial touches on the exclusion of gay couples and other minority groups by other individuals and organizations," reads an explanation from CBS, "and the fact the Executive Branch has recently proposed a Constitutional Amendment to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, this spot is unacceptable for broadcast...
  • High court won't review Mass. gay marriage law

    11/29/2004 7:34:24 AM PST · by Smogger · 104 replies · 2,979+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 10:19 a.m. ET Nov. 29, 2004 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court sidestepped a dispute over gay marriage on Monday, rejecting a challenge by conservative groups to the status of Massachusetts as the only state that sanctions same-sex marriages.
  • The Puzzling Origins of AIDS

    11/25/2004 5:09:40 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies · 1,034+ views
    American Scientist (abstract) ^ | November-December 2004 | Jim Moore
    How did HIV originate? Four ideas are under serious consideration. One is quite controversial—the notion that the progenitor virus (which in the case of HIV-1 is found in chimpanzees) crossed into humans through a large-scale trial of an experimental oral polio vaccine carried out in the Belgian Congo between 1957 and 1960. The main competing theory is that the simian progenitor virus passed to humans through cuts as someone was hunting or butchering a chimpanzee (or, in the case of HIV-2, a type of West African monkey called the sooty mangabey). The difficulty with the cut-hunter concept is that, taken...
  • Former lawyer pleads guilty [Immigration Lawyer who criticized Bush policies]

    11/24/2004 4:36:23 AM PST · by AppyPappy · 5 replies · 466+ views
    Former lawyer pleads guilty 11-24-04 By Eric Collins, Staff Writer News & Record WINSTON-SALEM -- Greensboro lawyer Manlin Chee pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges of conspiring to defraud the United States by submitting false paperwork on behalf of immigrant clients. A major portion of the government's case against Chee stemmed from the work of two men working as undercover FBI informants. One approached Chee in the spring of 2003 wanting lawful immigration status any way possible. She helped arrange a sham marriage between him and Cassandra Poteat of Greensboro, who got $7,000 in the deal. Chee filed various immigration...
  • The Rise of the Values Voters

    11/23/2004 7:46:22 AM PST · by johnny7 · 26 replies · 646+ views
    National Review ^ | November 23, 2004 | By Maggie Gallagher
    Guns, abortion, and gay marriage “really, really motivate people.”What does it mean that "moral values" emerged as the single most important issue in this election?David Brooks's post-election column in the New York Times was called "The Values-Vote Myth." "Much of the misinterpretation of this election derives from a poorly worded question in the exit polls. When asked about the issue that most influenced their vote, voters were given the option of saying 'moral values.' But that phrase can mean anything — or nothing. Who doesn't vote on moral values? If you ask an inept question, you get a misleading result."...
  • Conservatives urge closer look at marriage

    11/21/2004 11:07:42 AM PST · by DBeers · 23 replies · 1,619+ views
    Times Union ^ | November 21, 2004 | DAVID CRARY
    NEW YORK -- "Protection of marriage" is now the watchword for many activists fighting to prevent gays and lesbians from marrying. Some conservatives, however, say marriage in America began unraveling long before the latest gay-rights push and are pleading for a fresh, soul-searching look at the institution. "When you talk about protecting marriage, you need to talk about divorce," said Bryce Christensen, a Southern Utah University professor who writes frequently about family issues. While Christensen doesn't oppose the campaign to enact state and federal bans on gay marriage, he worries it's distracting from immediate threats to marriage's place in society....
  • Arafat 'ran $1.5bn network' (Arab Mafia)

    11/20/2004 10:06:06 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 5 replies · 450+ views
    Vienna - The late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat controlled a network of companies, investments and bank accounts with a value totalling at least $1.5bn, according to the Austrian business magazine Format. Quoting a Central Intelligence Agency report, it said the CIA had conducted enquiries after receiving information that a holding company of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) had invested $9m in a small pharmaceutical company in the Canadian town of Belleville, Ontario. Format said investigators had "stepped on an anthill" when they uncovered the stake held by the Palestinian Commercial Service Corporation (PCSC) in Bioniche Life Sciences, revealing a whole...
  • Arafat’s widow absconds to Tunis with his medical files ahead of..

    11/20/2004 5:17:25 AM PST · by plenipotentiary · 19 replies · 1,382+ views
    DEBKA ^ | Nov 20, 2004 | DEBKA
    Arafat’s widow absconds to Tunis with his medical files ahead of his nephew al-Kidwa’s arrival in Paris to collect them.
  • Report: One week after his "burial," Arafat is alive -- and kissing

    11/19/2004 1:02:52 PM PST · by Stoat · 20 replies · 1,527+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | November 19, 2004
    Rock b'Yisrael Report: One week after his "burial," Arafat is alive -- and kissing Arafat's nephew goes to Paris to pick up medical report France to release Arafat's medical records to his nephew, the UN representative France rejects request for Arafat medical records, Israel checks AIDS reports French health minister rules out poisoning, but Palestinians disagree     Sheikh Yassin   Saddam Hussen   Ayatollah Khomeini    Report: One week after his "burial," Arafat is alive -- and kissingBy Israel Insider staff and partners  November 19, 2004 Yasser Arafat, widely believed to have died last week, is in fact in...
  • HIV vaccine breakthrough reported

    11/18/2004 11:34:14 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies · 670+ views
    PlanetOut Network ^ | Wednesday, November 17, 2004 | Christopher Curtis
    the French team is confident they have identified a portion of a protein that is common to all types of HIV. It is called CBD1 and is part of the gp41 protein, which is important for helping the AIDS virus dock and infiltrate target cells. The researchers created a peptide chain, the building blocks of proteins, that corresponded to CBD1 and immunized a group of rabbits. The rabbits proved to be resistant to a range of subtypes of HIV-1.
  • Playing it unsafe

    11/16/2004 3:57:40 PM PST · by Mark was here · 26 replies · 2,411+ views
    Detroit Metro-Times ^ | 11/10/2004 | Anthony Martinez Beven
    The men begin parking along the quiet residential street in Redford around 9 on Saturday nights — and the last leave around 6 Sunday mornings. In the intervening hours, some 40 to 85 men pay $12 to engage in orgy-style sex in the basement and ground-floor rooms of the ranch-style home. There are few rules. "Don’t ask, don’t tell" is the typical approach to the question of HIV status. And condoms are rarely used. That’s the point at a "bareback" party.
  • Caution in Court for Gay Rights Groups

    11/12/2004 1:20:12 PM PST · by neverdem · 44 replies · 2,696+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 12, 2004 | ADAM LIPTAK
    Fearful that aggressive action could backfire and generate public hostility, gay rights groups are planning to limit the scope of their legal challenges to the constitutional amendments banning gay marriage that were passed by 11 states last week. The groups are making a temporary retreat from their most fundamental goal, winning the right for same-sex marriages, and focusing instead on those measures that addressed civil unions in some way. The groups say that broader suits seeking the right to marry could add fuel to President Bush's efforts to create a federal prohibition on gay marriage. Many of the state amendments...
  • Melanie Phillips: The West's Social Suicide – The Moral Sickness of the World

    11/12/2004 9:52:11 AM PST · by quidnunc · 7 replies · 1,147+ views
    'Melanie Phillips Diary' ^ | November 12, 2004 | Melanie Phillips
    The West's Social Suicide Both Jeff Jacoby and Michael Ledeen make important points which reaffirm moral sanity in the face of the dismaying and widespread moral inversion following the death of Arafat. Jacoby, reeling from the eulogies to such a monster from western journalists, rightly brings us back to his appalling legacy of hatred: -snip- Ledeen, meanwhile, reflecting on the turmoil in the Netherlands following the murder of film-maker Theo van Gogh by the Islamic jihad, draws a wider conclusion about a culture where right and wrong have simply been reversed: The Moral Sickness of the World The degradation and...
  • NY Times Suggests Arafat Died Of AIDS

    11/12/2004 7:15:32 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 114 replies · 18,536+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, Nov. 12, 2004
    The New York Times broke the media silence on the cause of Arafat's death Friday by suggesting the terrorist leader may have died from AIDS. In an article entitled "Secrecy by Aides and Silence by Doctors Persists, and What Killed Arafat Is Still a Mystery" the paper chronicled Arafat's rapid health decline and the mystery shrouding his illness. Two days before his death, aides revealed that Arafat was in a coma after having a brain hemorrhage. But the Times doubts this stroke was likely not the cause of Arafat's death. Another clue: "At the time of his medical evacuation to...
  • Specter, Judiciary Panel at Center of Abortion Debate-labeled pro-life activists "extremists,"

    11/10/2004 2:18:23 AM PST · by kattracks · 13 replies · 537+ views ^ | 11/10/04 | Kathleen Rhodes
    ( - With the chairmanship of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee at stake, activists from both sides of the abortion debate weighed in Tuesday on the qualifications of Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Arlen Specter. The growing controversy over Specter's possible ascendancy to the post includes a May 1995 campaign fundraising letter that Specter mailed at a time when he was seeking the 1996 Republican nomination for president. The letter, which slammed anti-abortion policies and labeled pro-life activists "extremists," was re-published Friday by a conservative website,, and authenticated Tuesday for by a former member of the Pennsylvania Republican State...
  • MSNBC's David Shuster: "Maybe some Americans want to return to the days of slavery"

    11/07/2004 9:52:19 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 136 replies · 5,039+ views
    MSNBC ^ | November 7, 2004 | David Shuster
    A loss for true conservatism (David Shuster)• November 7, 2004 | 2:26 p.m. ETOn Tuesday, eleven different states outlawed gay marriage. The basic argument I heard was not about marriage (more on that below) but about being gay. And a majority of voters seem to believe that homosexuality is an "immoral lifestyle choice." Hmmmm. The problem is that anybody who has a relative or friend who is gay also knows it is not a "choice." It is something wired into the genes of approximately 3 or 4 percent of the human population in every single culture on the planet. Secondly,...
  • WSJ: Election Potpourri -- Arnold lets down taxpayers, and tort reform advances.

    11/05/2004 5:55:43 AM PST · by OESY · 12 replies · 604+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 5, 2004 | Editorial
    Having ignored the 11 state gay marriage initiatives before Tuesday's election, our friends in the mainstream media now can't talk about anything else. They seem astonished.... Meanwhile... readers might like... to consider some other important election results... notably on stem cell research, tort reform and immigration. In California... [t]wo proposals to expand gambling in the state failed. So did an attempt to weaken California's "three strikes" law for repeat criminals. Measures aimed at limiting frivolous lawsuits also were approved and are in keeping with Mr. Schwarzenegger's promise to make the state more business-friendly. But the Republican Governor's support for a...
  • Opponents of same-sex marriage gain momentum, eye federal amendment

    11/04/2004 1:55:44 PM PST · by AFA-Michigan · 2 replies · 335+ views
    Religion News Service ^ | Nov. 4, 2004 | G. Jeffrey MacDonald
    "We have a sense of mission and responsibility to make sure the victory given by 'marriage moms' all across America is not left on the table." Gary Glenn, President American Family Association of Michigan ------- WASHINGTON - Riding high on President Bush's re-election and on decisive victories to ban gay marriage in 11 states, activists in the traditional marriage movement said Nov. 3 they now have a mandate to claim their ultimate prize: an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. "The American people are now trying whatever democratic means are available to them. This is a dress rehearsal for what is...
  • Five Reasons to Vote YES For Traditional Marriage on November 2

    10/30/2004 6:41:40 PM PDT · by Coleus · 33 replies · 1,740+ views
    Five Reasons to Vote YES For Traditional Marriage on November 2Homosexual lobbyists and their allies say there is no need to amend the state constitution since there are plenty of laws to protect marriage in Michigan. They claim there is no threat to marriage! This is false!The truth is that marriage is under attack in Michigan and across America. You need to vote YES on November 2 to protect marriage! Vote YES to amend Michigan’s constitution and define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.Reason #1 We cannot allow marriage to be redefined by activist judgesActivist...
  • 11 States To Vote On Same-Sex "Marriage"

    10/30/2004 1:11:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies · 1,822+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 30, 2004 | David Crary
    Widespread public opposition to gay marriage potential benefit to Bush on Election Day.
  • Free At Last

    10/30/2004 6:42:03 AM PDT · by snopercod · 5 replies · 501+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 1, 2004 issue | IBD staff
    Election: What do Bill Clinton and Mary Cheney have in common? Both have been exploited by the Kerry campaign to prevent a political sea change — George Bush being re-elected by the African-American vote. When both John Edwards and John Kerry managed to slip in references to Mary Cheney's sexuality in the debates, most pundits assumed it was an attempt to drive a wedge between President Bush and his evangelical Christian base. A few saw it for what it really was — an attempt to stem an exodus of socially conservative black voters away from Kerry and toward Bush on...
  • Gays Take Aim at Hillary

    09/06/2004 7:17:00 AM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 66 replies · 2,248+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9.6.2004
    September 6, 2004 -- SEN. Hillary Clinton might seem as liberal as can be to the Republicans who convened here, but some gay activists are disappointed in her failure to endorse same-sex marriage. "Clinton maintains that she is against same-sex marriage on 'religious, moral and traditional grounds.' She maintains that marriage is between only a man and a woman," fumes one gay rabble-rouser. "She also repeatedly says to whoever asks that she would have voted for the Defense of Marriage Act had she been in Congress back then." Now the activists are focusing on designer Marc Jacobs, who has a...
  • Same-Sex Marriage (John Kerry Voted NO When It Came To Defending States From Gay Marriages)

    10/28/2004 5:16:47 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies · 2,747+ views
    ProjectVote-Smart ^ |
    HR 3396 9/10/96 Vote to pass a bill to prohibit marriage between members of the same sex in federal law, and to provide that no state is required to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. John Kerry Voted NO.

    10/24/2004 9:37:40 AM PDT · by badpacifist · 127 replies · 3,233+ views
    Drudge ^ | 10/24/04
  • MICHIGAN: Same-sex marriage amendment 65% favor/27%opposed: Bush/Kerry 46% v 43%

    10/23/2004 8:19:48 AM PDT · by rface · 28 replies · 1,307+ views
    DetroitNews | October 22, 2004 | Charlie Cain, and Mark Hornbeck
    [ snip ] Proposal 2 is winning by more than 2-to-1, with 65 percent in favor, 27 percent opposed and 9 percent undecided, according to a statewide survey of 600 likely voters conducted Monday through Wednesday by Mitchell Research & Communications, Inc. of East Lansing. “These are very high numbers. Perhaps the most startling fact is that 81 percent of Republicans are supporting it as do 51 percent of Democrats,” said News pollster Steve Mitchell. [ snip ]The ballot proposal is backed by voters of all age groups. Protestants support it, 72-20, and the constitutional amendment is favored by Roman...
  • Panel discussion bans traditional Biblical viewpoint on homosexuality.

    10/22/2004 7:20:11 AM PDT · by Taggart_D · 14 replies · 711+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 10/21/2004 | By Anne F. Downey, Esq.
    Public School Must Pay for Censoring Christian Student 10/21/2004 By Anne F. Downey, Esq. Panel discussion bans traditional Biblical viewpoint on homosexuality. A federal district judge has ordered Michigan’s Ann Arbor Public Schools to pay $102,738 in attorney fees and costs in a case involving a high school’s refusal to let a Christian student express her views on homosexuality. In March 2002, at Pioneer High School’s “Diversity Week” program, Elizabeth “Betsy” Hansen, then a senior, was told she could not express her Roman Catholic viewpoint at the school’s “Homosexuality and Religion” panel discussion. The school also discriminated in limiting members...
  • Bush up after Kerry gaffe

    10/17/2004 5:58:10 PM PDT · by SmithL · 116 replies · 3,723+ views
    The Sun (UK) ^ | BRIAN FLYNN
    PRESIDENT Bush has surged to a six-point lead in his battle to stay at the White House — amid a backlash against election rival John Kerry among women voters. Senator Kerry’s popularity plunged after he singled out vice-president Dick Cheney’s daughter as a lesbian in the final head-to-head TV debate. The comment while answering a question on beliefs about homosexuality enraged her family. Mum Lynne Cheney demanded an apology after accusing Kerry of a “tawdry political trick”. Bush now leads his Democrat challenger by 50 points to 44 — his strongest lead for three weeks, according to a poll by...
  • 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,...
  • Judge Finds School Used “Clergy” to Push Homosexuality

    10/16/2004 10:32:24 AM PDT · by Ed Current · 17 replies · 812+ views
    The Chalcedon Foundation ^ | October 14, 2004 | Lee Duigon
    Five ordained clergymen and a deacon visited a public high school in 2002 to teach the student body what the Bible says about homosexuality.Was this a Hallelujah moment?A federal judge this month found that authorities at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, knowingly violated a Christian student's constitutional rights in their zeal to promote the homosexual agenda.Four ministers, a rabbi, and a deacon, as part of the school's annual "Diversity Week," taught the student body that the Bible condones and blesses homosexual activity.Honors student Betsy Hansen, now a college student, tried to speak up for the orthodox Biblical position...
  • Poll Shows Disapproval of Reference to Cheney's Daughter

    10/15/2004 2:14:21 PM PDT · by Dems_R_Losers · 292 replies · 9,930+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 15, 2004 | Richard Morin
    An overwhelming majority of voters believe it was wrong for Democratic nominee John F. Kerry to have mentioned in Wednesday's presidential debate that Vice President Cheney's daughter was a lesbian, according to the latest Washington Post tracking survey. Nearly two in three likely voters -- 64 percent -- said Kerry's comment was "inappropriate," including more than four in 10 of his own supporters and half of all swing voters. A third -- 33 percent -- thought the remark was appropriate.
  • Kerry Lesbian Remark Angers Cheney (AP Version)

    10/14/2004 3:11:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 79 replies · 2,391+ views
    My Way ^ | Oct 14, 4:12 PM (ET) | VICKIE CHACHERE
    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Vice President Dick Cheney called himself "a pretty angry father" on Thursday after Sen. John Kerry mentioned their gay daughter during the final presidential debate - comments Kerry said were meant to be positive about families with gay children. The vice president's wife, Lynne Cheney, called Kerry "not a good man" and his remarks about daughter Mary Cheney "a cheap and tawdry political trick." Meanwhile, Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of vice presidential candidate John Edwards, suggested in a radio interview that Mrs. Cheney might feel "a certain degree of shame" because her daughter is a...
  • The Biggest Bigots Think They're the Most Open Minded

    10/14/2004 10:14:16 AM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 63 replies · 2,575+ views
    October 14, 2004 | PittsburghAfterDark
    The statement Kerry made last night about Mary Cheney is blowing up everywhere I've turned today on broadcast, cable, internet and talk radio. The talking heads are having a field day with this. Forget the spin about Kerry winning the debate, his remarks and the people talking about him are overshadowing it. I think the whole tactic has backfired tremendously and is showing the left as bigots. Bigots? The left? Obviously the statement about Mary Cheney was meant to embarass President Bush and VP Cheney on the issue of gay marriage. Unfortunately Bush and Cheney are seperated on the issue...
  • Liz Edwards: Lynne Cheney Ashamed of Lesbian Daughter

    10/14/2004 7:40:34 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 638 replies · 18,899+ views ^ | Oct. 14, 2004 | Carl Limbacher
    Elizabeth Edwards is blasting Second Lady Lynne Cheney for objecting to John Kerry calling her daughter "a lesbian" during Wednesday night's presidential debate. In the ugliest outburst yet in the Kerry-lesbian contretemps, the woman who wants to replace Mrs. Cheney told ABC Radio network news Thursday morning, "I think that [Mrs. Cheney's complaint] indicates a certain degree of shame with respect to her daughter's sexual preferences." While praising Mrs. Cheney as "a wonderful advocate" for her daughter in the past, Mrs. Edwards said Mrs. Cheney had "overreacted" last night when she called Kerry "not a good man" for publicly identifying...
  • Firestorm Erupts Over Kerry's Lesbian Attack

    10/13/2004 9:36:48 PM PDT · by SideoutFred · 271 replies · 12,055+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 10-13-2004 | Newsmax
    Firestorm Erupts Over Kerry's 'Lesbian' Attack The White House blasted John Kerry Wednesday night for outing Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter as a "lesbian" during the third and final presidential debate. "I don't think it was appropriate to bring in the private life of Vice President Cheney and his daughter into this debate at all," White House Communications Director Dan Bartlett told Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity. "I thought it was inappropriate and I don't think people like that type of personal politics being brought into the campaign this late in the game," he complained. "I think if you were...
  • Mention of Gay Daughter a Cheap Trick, Lynne Cheney Says

    10/13/2004 9:03:01 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 381 replies · 13,875+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/14/04 | Michael Laris
    <p>MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa., Oct. 13 -- Lynne V. Cheney, wife of Vice President Cheney, accused John F. Kerry Wednesday night of "a cheap and tawdry political trick" and said he "is not a good man" after he brought up their daughter's homosexuality at the final presidential debate.</p>
  • Catholic Church donations boost gay marriage ban campaign

    10/08/2004 5:37:57 PM PDT · by narses · 20 replies · 694+ views
    ML Live / AP ^ | TIM MARTIN
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A campaign supporting the ban of gay marriage in Michigan has raised more than $1 million headed into the Nov. 2 election, according to finance reports filed with the state Friday. The Catholic church has donated about half the money raised by the Citizens for the Protection of Marriage campaign, which supports Michigan's Proposal 2. All Catholic dioceses in Michigan have contributed, ranging from $270,000 from the Archdiocese of Detroit to $20,000 from the Diocese of Marquette. Catholic church leaders also have sent letters to all Michigan parishes in support of the proposal and have asked...
  • Amendment Banning La. Gay Marriage Tossed

    10/05/2004 12:08:06 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 202 replies · 5,576+ views
    AP / myway ^ | 10/5/04
    <p>Judge throws out Louisiana constitutional amendment banning gay marriage... Developing...</p>
  • Marriage protection rejected by House

    09/30/2004 11:34:09 PM PDT · by ETERNAL WARMING · 23 replies · 1,371+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Oct 1, 2004 | staff
    QUEERLY BELOVED Marriage protection rejected by House Constitutional amendment fails to get two-thirds vote -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: October 1, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WASHINGTON – A constitutional amendment defining marriage as an institution between one man and one woman was defeated in the House of Representatives last night as it fell 49 votes short of the two-thirds needed. The vote was 227-186. "God created Adam and Eve, He didn't create Adam and Steve," said Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., on behalf of a measure that supporters said was designed to protect an institution as old as civilization itself. Democrats...