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  • Progressively Regressive Sexuality: A Return to Pagan Morality

    09/16/2016 5:17:24 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 44 replies
    Breakpoint ^ | September 8, 2016 | Eric Metaxas
    Sexual progressives claim to be ushering in a “brave new world” of freedom. But their “new” morality is as old as the hills. How often have you heard sexual progressives claim that those of us who hold to traditional sexual morality and marriage are “on the wrong side of history?” But as one new book points out, it’s the proponents of the sexual revolution who are embracing a sexual morality that history left behind millennia ago—in the dusty ruins of the Roman Forum. Yes, today Western civilization is undergoing a dramatic cultural shift. In just a few short years our...
  • Ben Carson’s Gay-Making Prisons, & the Insurgent/Petulant/Crusader Split...

    03/04/2015 8:26:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | March 4, 2015 | Matt Welch, editor-in-chief
    Why not all 'outsiders' are built the same, and how that might benefit Ted Cruz.Today the neurosurgeon Ben Carson is coming under political fire, including from conservatives, for giving this answer to a CNN question about whether being gay is a choice: Absolutely. Because a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight -- and when they come out, they're gay. So, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question[.] Uh, let's not and say we did? First of all, I think the correct answer to that question, from any presidential candidate, is...
  • The Pink Elephant in the Room: Eyes on Gay Republican Candidates

    07/22/2014 9:41:05 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 9 replies
    Reason ^ | 07/17/2014 | Scott Shackford
    The existence of gay Republicans is hardly a new phenomenon. The Log Cabin Republicans, an organization for gay men and women within the party, was founded back in 1977 in California. But every so often, the existence of gay conservatives gets media attention, particularly during election cycles. In more recent years, gay conservatives have been getting more attention as the Republican Party struggles with its identity. American opinion has shifted significantly to support top issues among gays and lesbians, particularly in support of marriage recognition. Support for gay marriage among evangelical Christians has doubled over the past decade, according to...
  • Libertarian Leanings on Pot, Same-Sex Marriage, and Gun Rights (Is America trending Libertarian?)

    06/17/2013 7:18:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 221 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/17/2013 | Michael Barone
    More people value individual liberty, but we might be losing the moral guardrails. Are Americans becoming more libertarian on cultural issues? I see evidence that they are, in poll findings and election results on three unrelated issues: marijuana legalization, same-sex marriage, and gun rights. Start with pot. Last November voters in the states of Colorado and Washington voted to legalize marijuana, by a margin of 55 to 45 percent in Colorado (more than Barack Obama’s margin in the state) and by 56 to 44 percent in Washington. In contrast, in 2010, California voters rejected legalization 53 to 47 percent. These...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Support Solidifies Above 50% in U.S.

    05/14/2013 8:40:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Gallup ^ | 5/13/13 | Jeffrey M Jones
    Support has been 50% or above in three separate readings in last year Fifty-three percent of Americans say the law should recognize same-sex marriages, the third consecutive reading of 50% or above in Gallup polling over the past year. The 53% in favor ties the high to this point, also measured last November and in May 2011.
  • Prohibition: A Cautionary Tale

    04/12/2010 9:43:31 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 70 replies · 1,497+ views
    America's experiment with banning alcohol created problems that persist to this day. BY THOMAS FLEMING On Dec. 5, 1933, Americans liberated themselves from a legal nightmare called Prohibition by repealing the 18th Amendment to the Constitution. Today most people think Prohibition was fueled by puritanical Protestants who believed drinking alcohol was a sin. But the vocal minority who made Prohibition law believed they were marching in the footsteps of the abolitionists who sponsored a civil war to end another moral evil—slavery. At least as important was the belief that Prohibition would produce health and wealth. Yale economist Irving Fisher, the...
  • Why gay rights activists need to straighten up

    02/19/2009 11:41:26 AM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 126 replies · 2,888+ views
    Rational Review ^ | February 18, 2009 | J. Neil Schulman
    Warning: This article contains sexually explicit language. I’ve been a libertarian my entire adult life. Libertarianism, as I’ve been an apologist for it, is a philosophy promoting individual rights, civil liberties, and the freedom to have manifest destiny over one’s own life and property. I am opposed to the government telling people what they can do with their minds and bodies. I am consistent on this whether the issue is consensual intimate relations between adults, or the freedom to self-medicate and self-entertain oneself using the agricultural or pharmaceutical product of one’s choice, or the responsibility of parents to choose...
  • Nearly-naked hotties for Ron Paul! Really!

    02/18/2008 5:38:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 61 replies · 10,198+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2-18-08
    You better hurry because the last batch of Ron Paul pin-up calendars is going quickly. Which pleases Juliet Annerino no end because she sank a sizable chunk of her own change into printing up hundreds of these calendars to help fund the campaign of her favorite politician. You've already missed Miss January, Lisa Kelly, a lifelong Democrat and mother of two who never dreamed she'd be posing in a slip to help a 72-year-old, 10-term Republican congressman in his hopeless run for the White House. Actually, that's her as Miss Liberty down below.
  • Kindergarten Children should be Encouraged to Dance Naked and Masturbate; Child Expert

    10/18/2007 8:12:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies · 667+ views
    LifeSite ^ | October 18, 2007--well, not really | Hilary White
    OSLO, Norway, October 17, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Oslo pre-school teacher, backed by child psychologists, has suggested that kindergarten children be encouraged to “express” their sexuality through “sex-play” and games, including dancing naked and masturbating, in pre-school and day-care centres.   The English language edition of Norway’s Aftenposten newspaper reports that Pia Friis, the respected operator of an Oslo kindergarten, told an interviewer that children should be able “to look at each other and examine each other's bodies. They can play doctor, play mother and father, dance naked and masturbate”.   “But their sexuality must also be socialized, so they...
  • Libertarians to Conservatives: Drop Dead

    08/21/2007 11:41:49 AM PDT · by DesScorp · 444 replies · 5,217+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Aug 6, 2007 | Carol Iannone
    I just recently caught up with the exchange on conservatism and the culture wars between Brink Lindsey and Ramesh Ponnuru, in which Lindsey exhorts conservatives to give up any further efforts in the culture war, which he deems finished. And I also heard some of a Cato Institute talk that featured Lindsey and David Brooks, who agrees with Lindsey on this point. I agree with Peter Wood who commented on PBC that if the culture war is over, efforts to reform the university are pointless, and we obviously don't think such efforts are pointless or we wouldn't be here at...
  • Prostitutes and Politics Why is it still illegal to pay for sex?

    05/09/2007 6:51:49 AM PDT · by Lusis · 422 replies · 5,197+ views
    Reason Online ^ | May 7, 2007 | Cathy Young
    The resignation of Randall Tobias, the chief of the Bush administration's foreign aid programs, for "personal reasons" following the revelation that he had engaged the services of two escort-service workers has provided rich grist for amusement on the punditry circuit. There was indeed plenty of material for humor in the situation, from Tobias's strong stand in favor of abstinence teaching in AIDS prevention programs to his "I didn't inhale"-style assertion that he never had sex with the women. But the predictable laughs have obscured a much larger issue than hypocrisy in the ranks of social conservatives. The reason Tobias's call-girl...
  • Actress Sienna Miller: Monogamy Is 'Overrated'

    10/13/2006 2:54:26 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 100 replies · 3,181+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 11, 2006 | Staff
    The actress who was engaged to Jude Law when he cheated with the nanny now says monogamy is "overrated."Sienna Miller tells Rolling Stone that "monogamy is a weird thing" for her. She says it's a hard thing to maintain because we're all "animals." She's still with Law and is hoping they'll have babies. The 24-year-old British actress has been in Pennsylvania shooting the screen adaptation of Michael Chabon's novel "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh." She got into some hot water for comments she made about the city. "Can you believe this is my life?" she told Rolling Stone. "Will you pity...
  • Poisoning Childhood

    09/14/2006 5:49:12 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 789+ views
    Agape Press | 9/13/06 | Jane Jimenez
    (AgapePress) - She stands with her arms folded resolutely across her chest. In the background of the photo, you can see playground equipment. She is the mom protecting our children in this lead magazine article about the dangers of pest control spraying in the nation's schools.On the Internet, a website tracks reports of school pesticide exposure incidents. In 1995, Case #94415050501 records parents' complaints that their children had been exposed to pesticides on the school playground. One child in fifth grade broke out in hives. However, medical reports did not substantiate any claim that the child's hives were due...
  • Kids, Porn and Politics [and Public Libraries and Voters]

    09/10/2006 7:11:11 PM PDT · by plan2succeed.org · 146 replies · 4,112+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | September 10, 2006 | David Reinhard, Assoc. Ed.
    KIDS, PORN AND POLITICS Sunday, September 10, 2006 David Reinhard, Assoc. Ed. The Oregonian Editorial Rob Brading had a chance to stand up for children and blew it -- twice. The Democratic challenger to House Speaker Karen Minnis had a chance to champion the common-sense notion that children are different than adults and said nothing -- twice. Brading had a chance to protect kids from pornography when they're in Multnomah County public libraries and did nothing -- twice. First, as a member of the Multnomah County Library Advisory Board, he voted for the county to join with the American Civil...
  • Fear-Based Sex Education

    09/09/2006 11:20:08 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 971+ views
    Agape Press ^ | September 8, 2006 | Jane Jimenez
    (AgapePress) - Much has been said about fear-based sex education in the past few years. And I finally think I have figured out what they're talking about.Yes, there is a lot of fear out there in the world of sex education. It literally leaps off the pages of newspapers as editors willingly print the sound bites fed to them by people who are afraid of abstinence education. One gigantic fear, built on lots of big, big fears: Fear of admitting to differences between men and women ... hormonal, physical, and emotional differences. Any hint that men and women see...
  • Legislation Would Dictate Gay and Lesbian Teaching Materials

    08/22/2006 1:23:34 PM PDT · by ChessMan · 25 replies · 776+ views
    Legislation Would Dictate Gay and Lesbian Teaching Materials Written for the web by Marcey Brightwell, Reporter Conservative groups are blasting a bill that would dictate the way public school teaching materials reflect gay and lesbians. The State Assembly passed Senate Bill 1437 Monday, prohibiting classroom instruction materials that reflect "adversely" on a person's homosexuality. "We're just the latest community to come along and say, 'Look, we're now the targets, we need protection,'" said the bill's author, Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Los Angeles. Kuehl said the bill is needed to help protect gay and lesbian students from discrimination and prevent hostile learning...
  • Virgin: It’s Not a Dirty Word

    08/18/2006 3:57:03 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 26 replies · 1,337+ views
    Tradition, Family, Property ^ | August 18, 2006 | Norman Fulkerson
    Millions of [young adults] nationwide, including male university students, have chosen to remain virgins until marriage. In doing so they unflinchingly clash head on with a modern day culture that implicitly condones free love. ... Men with piety are often presented as genderless beings a young man would never want to imitate. On the opposite side of the spectrum is the equally distorted concept of men who are macho. Such men see the loss of virginity as not only an acceptable but even a necessary step towards their deformed image of manhood. Sherif Girgis would be the first to disagree...
  • Teen Girls Drawn to Smoking by Hot Cable Series

    08/13/2006 7:05:24 PM PDT · by at bay · 74 replies · 1,199+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | August 10, 2006 | Lisa L. Colangelo
    Sex and the ciggie If your teens watch "Sex and the City," the sex isn't the only thing you have to worry about. Virtually every teen girl interviewed as part of a new Health Department report on smoking said the show influenced their deadly habit. "Whenever I think of how to smoke, it's the way Sarah Jessica Parker exhales, and I'm like obsessed," one 10th-grader said. "I love her, and the way she exhales is very memorable. She kind of ... elongates her neck and exhales into the air." About 11% of teenagers smoke, according to the Health Department. The...
  • Quinceanera (Propagandistic "Anglo" effort to impose progressive sexual values on a Mexican...)

    08/13/2006 10:20:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 704+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 8/14/2006 | James Bowman
    A rather propagandistic "Anglo" effort to impose progressive sexual values on a "judgmental" Mexican-American community. Quinceanera by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland is an Anglo take on Mexican-American culture in Los Angeles which approaches its subject with an easy sentimentality that spoils, I think, what might otherwise have been an interesting glimpse into contemporary Chicano life. As Glatzer and Westmoreland see it, all that is needed by their picturesque and sympathetic Mexicans is a wholesome lesson in socially and sexually progressive values from Anglos like themselves. Once they have understood how old-fashioned and out-of-date their attitude towards sex are, then...
  • The Immoral Intentionality of 'Teen' Movies

    08/04/2006 6:06:39 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 1,936+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 8/4/06 | Dr. Marc T. Newman
    (AgapePress) - Barna Research in 2002 revealed that less than 10 percent of teens believe that there are such things as moral absolutes to guide their actions. These teens were initiated into this "value-free" environment by their parents -- adults who believed in moral absolutes made up only 22 percent of the research sample. So perhaps it is fitting that My Super Ex-Girlfriend and John Tucker Must Die were released as this summer's one-two PG-13 punch. If we are going to encourage a new generation of morally ambivalent teens, after all, we need to make sure they can attend...