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  • ‘I bedded 12 strangers in a year — with my husband’s permission’ (Moral Relativism/Culture Wars)

    03/17/2015 11:24:27 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 120 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 16, 2015 | Jane Ridley
    Pulling on his pants after our intimate encounter in my Las Vegas hotel room, the cute 23-year-old I’d just picked up holds out his cellphone, urging me to tap in my number. “You really don’t have to take it,” I say. Having sex with a stranger is thrilling, but I’m not that interested in a repeat performance. Two minutes after he’s gone, I climb back into bed and text my husband, Scott, whom I’ve been with for 18 years. “Just saying good night,” I type. “Good night, dove,” writes back Scott from wherever he is. Scenarios like these were typical...
  • Frank Predicts Gay U.S. Prez in 20 Years

    05/20/2013 5:41:57 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 98 replies
    Bay Area Reporter ^ | May 19, 2013 | James Patterson
    Outspoken gay former Congressman Barney Frank was in San Francisco this week and told a gathering of the Commonwealth Club that while he won’t consider a presidential run, he predicted the U.S. could have a gay president in 20 years. Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat, has never shied from speaking his mind, and he held forth on a wide range of topics during an interview with gay radio reporter Scott Shafer of KQED. The audience of over 500 people, including former Ambassador James C. Hormel and his partner, Michael Nguyen, gave Frank a standing ovation as he stepped to the stage....
  • Obama’s Boyfriend Line

    05/20/2013 4:02:33 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 63 replies
    Slate ^ | Monday, May 20, 2013 | William Saletan
    On Sunday, President Obama gave a commencement address at Morehouse College in Atlanta. “Keep setting an example for what it means to be a man,” he told the graduates. “Be the best husband to your wife, or boyfriend to your partner, or father to your children that you can be.” That’s what Obama said, according to the New York Times, USA Today, Politico, and dozens of other news organizations. But Obama never uttered those words. Here’s what he actually said: “Be the best husband to your wife, or your boyfriend, or your partner.” That’s not a small difference in wording....
  • Florida girl, 18, arrested and expelled after relationship with 15-year-old female classmate

    05/20/2013 12:47:07 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 114 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, May 19, 2013 | Erik Ortiz
    An 18-year-old Florida student’s senior year has become a nightmare — all because she was in a same-sex relationship with a 15-year-old, her family says. Kaitlyn Hunt was arrested Feb. 16 for having a physical relationship with a younger classmate, who was her girlfriend at the time, mom Kelley Hunt Smith wrote on Facebook. Under Florida law, Hunt could see up to 15 years in prison and must register as a sex offender. A plea deal, however, remains on the table that would give Hunt two years' house arrest and one year of probation, her family said. “Does my daughter...
  • Lower the age of consent to 13? Why stop there?

    05/20/2013 1:23:24 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 43 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Tue May 14, 2013 | Elise Hilton
    Barbara Hewson, a London barrister, has made the call for lowering the age of sexual consent in the United Kingdom from 16 to 13. Her reasoning (if one may call it that) is that the current age of consent leads to the harassment and “persecution of old men.” She also believes that underage victims should have no right to anonymity, and that law based on the best interests of the child should not trump the “rights” of men who like to kiss a 13-year-old, or put one’s hand up a 16-year-old’s skirt. time to end this prurient charade, which has...
  • MSNBC's Dyson: 'All Hate Ain't Equal'; 'Horrible' Americans Have 'Fomented Hostility Toward Muslims'

    09/14/2012 1:54:30 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 09/14/2012 | Ken Shepherd
    Discussing the violent anti-American demonstrations erupting across the Middle East outside U.S. embassies in Arab capitals, MSNBC contributor Michael Eric Dyson put a share of the blame on, well, "horrible" Americans. It was the "demonization of a predictable minority," in this case Muslims, that was the spark that light the conflagration, Dyson argued on the September 14 edition of the noon Eastern program Now with Alex Wagner. "It's not as if, oh in America, we've resolved this with equanimity and grace," he added, seeking to conflate isolated incidents of hate speech against Muslims inside the United States with the violent...
  • New Data on Same-sex Parenting Challenges Gay Orthodoxy (The kids are NOT all right)

    06/12/2012 6:26:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/12/2012 | J. Robert Smith
    The Washington Times reported on Sunday that two new studies indicate that children raised by gay parents might not benefit from the experience like kids raised by married mother-father parents. "The empirical claim that no notable differences exist must go," University of Texas sociology professor Mark Regnerus said in his study in Social Science Research. Regnerus's study involved 3,000 randomly selected young adults in the U.S. These young adults' lives were measured for "social, emotional, and relationship outcomes." The other new study challenges the widely accepted contention by the American Psychological Association that "[n]ot a single study has found children...

    04/28/2005 8:50:50 PM PDT · by 4lifeandliberty · 99 replies · 2,797+ views
    Life and Liberty Ministries ^ | 4/28/05 | Dennis Green
    GOVERNOR RENDELL TO UNVEIL MARKER HONORING THOSE WHO COMMIT ACTS OF SODOMY AT NATIONAL CELEBRATION April 28, 2005 Our Nation is in a downward spiral. Good is called evil and evil is called good. My eldest son Caleb and I have traveled to Philadelphia to speak up for righteousness during a celebration of sin hosted by Equality Forum. Please pray for the outreaches that will be taking place during this week and ask that the Father will draw the lost to Himself. Below are several excerpts from a recent press release from Equality Forum. This sinful nation is begging the...
  • A culture awash in porn: Rebecca Hagelin warns pervasive smut endangering U.S. teenagers

    05/02/2005 1:06:38 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 50 replies · 2,058+ views ^ | Monday, May 2, 2005 | Rebecca Hagelin
    "Porn is just another form of entertainment now." The speaker, an 18-year-old concession-stand worker named Ben Meredith, was explaining to a Los Angeles Times reporter why virtually no young people were trying to get in to see "Inside Deep Throat" at an Orange County, Calif., theater. Given the rating (NC-17) and the subject matter (the making of the notorious 1972 movie "Deep Throat") one might expect to find some curious teens infiltrating the theater – or at least trying to. Instead, the Times reporter writes, the audience was "overwhelmingly middle-age" and "not a young person was in sight." Which didn't...
  • Massachusetts High School to Celebrate ‘Transgender, Gay Day’

    Topics include ‘queer families’ ‘gays’ in sports and ‘heterosexism.’ Students in Newton, Massachusetts, will be treated to an entire day of pro-homosexual propaganda on December 15. “To BGLAD Day” features workshops and speakers who will make students feel good about homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism. “This is so incredibly objectionable,” Brian Camenker, who heads the Article 8 Alliance and the Parents Rights Coalition, said of To BGLAD Day. “The parents are so outraged that this is being pushed on their kids that they don’t know what to do. To use children’s minds this way without even letting the parents know is...
  • Use Of Profanity On TV Increasing, Study Shows

    09/23/2003 11:36:12 AM PDT · by hoosierskypilot · 37 replies · 224+ views
    wlky ^ | 9-23-03
    LOS ANGELES -- There's too dang much cussin' on TV these days -- and it's creeping into the family hour, according to a new report by a watchdog group. Researchers found that television writers are including more four-letter words in their primetime scripts these days. The Parents Television Council studied six broadcast networks -- ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, WB and UPN -- during the two-week November sweeps period in 1998, 2000 and 2002. The group found a jump in profanity on every network and in every time slot. The study found during the so-called "family hour," from 8 to 9...
  • Big Business Targets Gay Customers - purchasing power now surpasses $450 billion/yr

    07/08/2003 11:00:18 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 18 replies · 303+ views
    Big Business Targets Gay Customers Companies Eager For Piece Of Multi-Billion Market Gay purchasing power now surpasses $450 billion a year, by some estimates, and big companies are taking notice. Travel Web site is just one of several major companies now catering to gay and lesbian customers. In fact, the company is now airing a gay-targeted ad on two cable networks. Volvo is also going after a newly recognized gay demographic: families. Ford is doing the same. Wes Combs is president of the D.C. marketing firm Ford hired to target the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender market. "Gay...
  • The threat to family and marriage [Jay Bookman alert]

    07/07/2003 8:04:48 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 7 replies · 166+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 7/7/03 | Jay Bookman
    One of the more peculiar claims in today's political debate is the contention that gay marriage will undermine heterosexual marriage. I'm sorry; any logical connection between the two escapes me. I don't understand the mechanism by which one can possibly affect the other. But that's not surprising. Logic has its limitations in explaining human behavior. In this case, a lot of people are concerned about the decline of family and marriage as social institutions, and I guess it's just human nature to blame whatever seems new and threatening. In this case, gay marriage. The problem itself is very real, of...
  • Supreme Court vs Bork, Buchanan, Moynihan trilogy of prophets [my title]

    07/02/2003 11:33:12 AM PDT · by ex-snook · 3 replies · 198+ views
    Published | past | several
     Slouching toward Gomorrah - Robert Bork "A Nation's moral life is the foundation of its culture" ----------------- Death of the West - Pat Buchanan [On Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions]"What is happening? Socialism, the beatific vision of European intellectuals for generations, is one reason. ...By freeing husbands, wives, and children of family responsibilities, European socialists have eliminated the need for families."-------------Defining Deviancy Down - Senator Moynihan  Speech?This pattern can be characterized as what Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan termed "defining deviancy down." Senator Moynihan argues that societies with high levels of crime also have low standards for what constitutes acceptable behavior.  
  • Time to face facts: Gays gain victory

    06/19/2003 9:18:40 PM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 146 replies · 657+ views
    townhall ^ | June 20, 2003 | Jonah Goldberg
    Time to face facts: Gays gain victory The gays have won. The problem is no one will admit it. The biggest and latest news is that Canada is poised to legalize same-sex marriage. But the signs of the gay victory have been all around for us for years. The sitcom "Will and Grace" features openly gay characters who joke about their sex lives in ways that little more than a decade ago would have sparked complaints if uttered by heterosexuals, let alone homosexuals. Showtime's "Queer as Folk" depicts random gay sex in precisely the same trivial terms that HBO's "Sex...
  • Truth obscured in homosexual tsunami: Makkai summarizes latest events taking America by storm

    06/13/2003 1:10:47 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 338+ views ^ | Friday, June 13, 2003 | Ellen Makkai
    Homosexuality is taking the world by storm. Open a paper, turn on the tube or take in a movie and homosexuality is where it's at. And this immense homosexual tsunami threatens to engulf countless lives, yet hardly a whisper signals the impending damage and loss that hides behind its swell. "It's 'in' to be 'out' these days," trumpets USA-Today (June 4, 2003). Actor Richard Chamberlain just announced what we already knew: He's "gay." "All My Children," hosted daytime television's first lesbian kiss while the wildly clever "Will and Grace" remains an evening favorite. A new dating show "Boy Meets Boy"...
  • Moynihan Myths

    03/29/2003 8:06:58 AM PST · by Mia T · 68 replies · 7,188+ views
    3.29.03 | Mia T
    Moynihan Myths   Moynihan Myth 1: "Scholastic" Means "Smart" Mia TMarch 26, 2003 Flip-flopping aside, Daniel Patrick Moynihan's scholastic and excessively subtle reasoning justifying his vote not to impeach and remove bill clinton reveals more about the hog-and-bow-tied senator and his party than about the Constitution of the United States. It had long been rumored that Sen. Moynihan was the Democratic Party's mind. A complete absence of the construct failed for decades to disabuse us of this notion. This apparent incongruity only widened in the '90s. Under the tutelage of the clintons, "Democratic Party mind " quickly devolved from...