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  • ‘Cosmo’ Praises Incest

    11/24/2015 2:38:07 PM PST · by markomalley · 56 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 11/24/15 | Kipp Jones
    In an article celebrating the incestuous relationship of a brother and sister who met for the first time as adults, Cosmopolitan magazine defies “the last taboo” and argues that, by virtue of shared genetics, a brother and sister coupling creates a “perfect storm” that others might be missing out on.The leftwing publication has a history of pushing liberal social causes—whether its celebrating a woman who posted on Facebook a video of herself having an abortion, advocating for gender neutral restrooms, or praising the Kardashian/Jenner family as “America’s First Family.” Now Cosmo is pushing the taboo of incest and seemingly overlooking...
  • Sharp rise in STDs among homosexuals, from casual sex arranged via social media

    11/24/2015 9:43:34 AM PST · by fwdude · 69 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | June 4, 2015 | Dr. Eowyn
    It is now 34 years since the discovery and diagnosis of a peculiar and deadly disease afflicting homosexual men called acquired immune deficiency syndrome or AIDS. By now, knowledge of AIDS and of how the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is transmitted (via sex and the exchange of bodily fluids) is commonplace. And yet, RT reports, May 30, 2015, that the U.S. is seeing a sharp increase in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among men who have sex with men, because of social media like Grindr.
  • Battle breaks out over Wisconsin bill to keep boys out of girls restrooms

    11/24/2015 5:27:35 AM PST · by wagglebee · 54 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/23/15 | Dustin Siggins
    MADISON, Wisconsin, November 23, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A bill to stop transgender students from using restrooms and other facilities of the opposite sex faced a contentious, hours-long hearing on Thursday. But a spokesperson for the bill's sponsor in the state Senate says it is designed to protect children, and that the bill accounts for the struggles of transgender teenagers. And a state activist told LifeSiteNews that "this bill is a reasonable response to a complex problem." "It's clearly not an easy issue for public schools to deal with," said Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Action, who e-mailed LifeSiteNews during the...
  • Cruz on ‘Lunacy’ of Transgender Policies: ‘My 5-Year-Old Knows There’s a Difference...

    11/23/2015 6:54:51 PM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/23/15 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke out Thursday on the growing debate over transgender policies for school facilities including restrooms and lockers, specifically the push for kids to use facilities consistent with their “gender identity.” “The federal government is going after school districts, trying to force them to let boys shower with little girls,” Cruz said on the conservative radio show “Louder With Crowder.” “Now listen: I’m the father of two daughters, and the idea that the federal government is coming in saying that boys, with all the God-given equipment of boys, can be in the shower room...
  • STD rates rise dramatically, especially among men

    11/23/2015 10:23:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/20.2015 | By Carina Storrs
    The news in this year's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on sexually transmitted diseases is not good. The number of cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea in the United States increased between 2013 and 2014, after being on the decline for several years. Cases of syphilis, which have been on the rise for the last decade, shot up in 2014. Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are the three most common STDs in the United States that are also notifiable, meaning health departments are required to report new cases to the CDC. (HIV and shigella are also notifiable STDs.) Chlamydia is...
  • Can Opposing Same-Sex Marriage Get You Fired at Marquette University?

    11/23/2015 3:35:33 PM PST · by detective · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 13, 2015 | M.D. Kittle
    John McAdams remains in professional limbo at his Jesuit school. The long-time Marquette University political science professor at the center of one of the most controversial academic freedom cases in higher education continues to wait for a faculty hearing committee's decision on his professional fate. Marquette has said it intends to fire McAdams because of his blog post a little over a year ago criticizing a student teacher for prohibiting a philosophy student from sharing his opposition to same-sex marriage in the class.
  • N.Y. farm appeals $13,000 fine for refusing lesbian couple's wedding

    11/23/2015 8:49:16 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/23/2015 | Staff
    Albany, N.Y. - The owners of an upstate New York wedding venue who were fined $13,000 after refusing to host a lesbian wedding are appealing the ruling. The owners of Liberty Ridge Farm north of Albany refused to host the 2013 wedding of Melisa and Jennie McCarthy, citing their Christian beliefs that marriage is between a man and a woman. The state's Division of Human Rights ruled that business owned by Robert and Cynthia Gifford violated New York's anti-discrimination law. "The policy to not allow same-sex marriage ceremonies on Liberty Ridge Farm is a denial of access to a place...
  • Government: STD rates among homosexuals ‘alarming,’ ‘troubling’

    11/23/2015 5:13:05 AM PST · by markomalley · 81 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/23/15 | FR Mark Hodges
    The recent report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows an "alarming" rate of STDs among homosexuals. The government report admits, "While anyone can become infected with an STD, young people and gay and bisexual men are at greatest risk."  In fact, syphilis infections among homosexual men have seen such a massive increase that the government report calls the gay syphilis statistics "troubling." "Men account for more than 90 percent of all primary and secondary syphilis cases," the report states. "Men who have sex with men (MSM) account for 83 percent of male cases where the sex of the...
  • Transgender girl says she is rejected by straight guys for 'having male parts'

    11/22/2015 8:29:18 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 126 replies
    The [UK] Mirror ^ | 11/18/2015 | Danny Walker
    Appearing in a new BBC Three documentary, Young, Trans and Looking for Love, they let viewers see a glimpse of their lives as they struggle to find love. The doc shows the moment Claire, from Virginia, meets a guy that she likes, only to be rejected by him as soon as he finds out she was born a boy. She says: "In a lot of ways, I don't like telling a guy. Once I tell him all respect goes out of the window. "Straight guys just can't get over you having the male parts.
  • Gay sex, drugs, then suicidal slaughter [Paris ringleader frequented homo bars]

    11/22/2015 12:55:42 PM PST · by matt1234 · 35 replies
    Sunday Times ^ | 22 November 2015 | Matthew Campbell, Bojan Pancevski, Tony Allen-Mills and Nicola Smith
    One frequented gay clubs; another boasted he had slept with a different woman every night on holiday. Within months these pot-smoking misfits joined Isis’s attack on the ‘capital of perversion’They often saw him in the club, the clean-shaven 26-year-old who enjoyed smoking joints and chatting with other men. He was in the gay sex bar in central Brussels as recently as one month ago, and nobody who saw him lounging comfortably there could have imagined for a moment that he was about to become the most wanted man in Europe. The handsome youth with a taste for hashish has since...
  • It's official: 'Homophobia' now a mental disorder!

    11/22/2015 2:31:10 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 78 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/22/2015 | Paul Bremmer
    'Snapping' author David Kupelian blasts new effort by 'loony left' to silence conservatives If you think there might be something wrong with homosexuality, you most likely have a mental disorder, according to a recent study by a team of Italian researchers.Discussing the study, lead researcher Emmanuele A. Jannini, M.D., stated: “After discussing for centuries if homosexuality is to be considered a disease, for the first time we demonstrated that the real disease to be cured is homophobia, associated with potentially severe psychopathologies.”That’s right. The research team specifically found that “psychoticism,” “immature defense mechanisms” and a “fearful attachment style” were associated...
  • The Black Lives Matter Movement Is About To Jump Into The 2016 Marijuana Battle

    11/17/2015 8:44:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | November 17, 2015 | Darren Sands
    Marijuana legalization advocates want the support of Black Lives Matter activists in 2016. But a debate on tactics is brewing legalization groups and Black Lives Matter activists who worry people of color are being left out of the burgeoning legal marijuana industry. WASHINGTON — Leading up to his meeting with the Black Lives Matter group Campaign Zero at the Frederick Douglass House in September, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders steeled himself for an argument. He’d only previously come face-to-face with Black Lives Matter protesters who wanted to interrupt him. But over the course of the meeting, the activists spoke authoritatively...
  • India blocks visits by U.S. officials despite warmer ties

    11/21/2015 11:28:57 PM PST · by entropy12 · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 20, 2015 5:30 PM | David Brunnstrom and Sanjeev Miglani
    Washington has been seeking to send Susan Coppedge, its newly appointed anti-people trafficking ambassador, and Randy Berry, its special envoy for LGBT rights, to New Delhi this month. The countries also disagree on gay rights, which the Obama administration promotes, while homosexuality in India is illegal. India was happy to work in an international framework to tackle the problem of trafficking, but rejected "unilateral assessments" of another country," he said.
  • [WI] Republicans defend bill restricting transgender bathroom use

    11/20/2015 5:04:02 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 19 NOVEMBER 2015 | AP
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The national debate over how to accommodate transgender students in public schools is playing out in a Wisconsin state Assembly hearing. Republican Rep. Jesse Kremer spoke Thursday at an Education Committee hearing in support of a bill that opponents say would be a violation of federal law. The bill would prohibit transgender public school students in Wisconsin from using the bathroom or locker room assigned to the gender with which they identify. Kremer says the bill does not violate federal law, but instead protects the privacy and safety of all students.
  • Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory Promotes Pro-LGBT Retreat: Will Host LGBT Retreat at the Chancery

    11/20/2015 5:26:56 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 20, 2015 | Rodney Pelletier
    Archbishop Wilton Gregory of the archdiocese of Atlanta will be saying Mass Sunday afternoon for a group promoting the acceptance and legitimization of homosexual acts and transgenderism. Fortunate and Faithful Families is one of several groups claiming to be Catholic, yet who are in open disagreement with Catholic teaching on homosexuality. It associates with dissident groups DignityUSA, New Ways Ministry and other Catholics openly criticical of Church doctrine. Fortunate Families' second annual retreat will be held at the chancery of the Atlanta archdiocese, with Abp. Gregory saying Mass and delivering the homily. The archbishop did the same last year at...
  • White House Honors LGBT ‘Champions of Change’ with Transgender Movie Night

    11/20/2015 4:13:00 PM PST · by bkopto · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 20, 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    The White house announced on Friday that it would hold a screening of the upcoming transgender drama The Danish Girl and Amazon's transgender series Transparent next week as part of its new "White House LGBT Artists Champions of Change" program. In addition to the screenings on Monday, November 23, the White House will honor nine individuals "for their artistry in advocating for the LGBT community," according to a White House press release. The event will also mark Transgender Remembrance Day, currently observed on November 20.
  • Doctors ask Alabama Supreme Court to resist Obergefell decision

    11/20/2015 11:55:09 AM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/19/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama, November 19, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Pockets of resistance to the Supreme Court's judicial activism in constitutionalizing homosexual "marriage" are cropping up across the United States. Not isolated pockets, either. Large, organized pockets. The latest groups to officially resist Obergefell v Hodges include Alabama pediatricians and an entire church denomination, petitioning the state Supreme Court to disobey federal law in order to "protect" churches, families, and children. The American College of Pediatricians (ACP) submitted a "Friend of the Court" brief November 6. "It is in the best interest of children and this State to preserve the fundamental and immutable...
  • [One] Republican teams up with House Dems to create first Congressional Transgender...

    11/19/2015 6:53:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/19/15 | Dustin Siggins
    One Republican has joined eight Democrats in creating the first Transgender Equality Task Force in Congress. Created by the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus and chaired by Rep. Mike Honda, D-CA, the task force held a hearing yesterday to discuss challenges, especially violence, that transgender advocates say are prevalent among transgendered Americans. According to the description below the Human Rights Campaign's video of the two-hour forum, the event consisted of two panels. The first was about "the lived experience of transgender victims and educating on the scope of violence experienced by transgender people." The second panel included "HRC President Chad Griffin...
  • Federal “Equality Act” Takes Houston’s “Bathroom Bill” National

    11/19/2015 1:50:21 PM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | Michael Tennant
    Americans with common sense celebrated the success of a recent Houston referendum repealing an ordinance that would, among other things, have forced private-property owners to permit an individual to use the restroom of his choice rather than the one assigned to his genetically determined sex. But those celebrants might want to put the corks back in their champagne bottles for the time being: A bill currently in Congress and endorsed by President Barack Obama could impose that same policy on the entire country
  • South Side woman launches 'sex strike' to end violence (Obama's Chicago)

    11/18/2015 10:14:19 AM PST · by simpson96 · 80 replies
    Fox32 News ^ | 11/17/2015 | Anita Padilla
    CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - No justice, no sex. A South Side woman thinks sex is the solution to Chicago's violence problem. She is reportedly launching an online petition for a "sex strike."April Lawson hopes women will sign up for her cause on Change.org and agree to abstinence until the men of their communities put down their guns.The idea of a "sex strike" is the premise behind Spike Lee's soon-to-be released movie "Chiraq." Lawson said she was inspired to start the petition because she is tired of the violence in the city and thinks "you have to hit people where...
  • Young female suicide bombers kill 15 in Nigeria market attack

    11/19/2015 5:55:38 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    Agence France-Presse in Kano Wednesday 18 November 2015 15.37 EST Last modified on Thursday 19 November 2015 04.02 EST Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Shares 4,576 Save for later At least 15 people have been killed after two female suicide bombers, one said to be aged as young as 11, blew themselves up at a busy mobile phone market in north-east Nigeria, a day after more than 30 were killed in a bomb blast. Two explosions ripped through the Farm Centre market in northern Nigeria’s biggest city, Kano, shortly after 4pm on Wednesday. One of the...
  • Unlucky-in-love transgender woman reveals she's rejected by straight men because she still has [tr]

    11/19/2015 10:35:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 86 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 19, 2015 | Phoebe Jackson-Edwards
    A transgender woman trying to find love has told how she is rejected by straight men for having 'male parts' and was even called an 'abomination' by her own father. Claire Green, 20, from Virginia, says she has no problem meeting men but they often disappear once they find out she used to be a boy. After transitioning over a year ago, she found the courage to go to the beach in a bikini for the first time on BBC Three documentary, Young, Trans And Looking For Love which airs on Monday.
  • My Life with a Transgender Husband [Sad First Hand Testimonial]

    11/18/2015 7:13:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/18/15
    As I sit here in my kitchen sipping coffee and reading the latest news about "Caitlyn" Jenner, I can't help but reflect on the darkest time my soul has ever endured. I was a young girl when I met my husband in the mid 1990s. We were vibrant and madly in love. We got married, quickly discovered we were going to be parents, and were over the moon excited. I gave birth to a girl, and a beautiful, strong boy followed four years later. My husband was successful and I was grateful that his income afforded me the opportunity to...
  • Dr. Kent Hovind Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

    11/18/2015 8:29:59 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 54 replies
    You Tube ^ | Nov 17, 2015
    Dr. Kent Hovind Endorses Hillary Clinton for President
  • Smithsonian Adds Transgender 'Sex Worker' to Civil Rights Exhibit

    11/17/2015 4:56:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/17/15 | Penny Starr
    The taxpayer-funded Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery has added a photo of a transgender sex worker to its “Struggle for Justice” civil rights exhibit.The photograph depicts Sylvia Rivera--described as having been a “trans woman sex worker”--along with her partner Julie Murray and activist Christina Hayworth. The photograph was taken at a rally prior to the 2000 Gay Pride Parade in New York City.“A forerunner in the fight against gender identity discrimination, Sylvia Rivera worked the dicey Times Square district as a trans woman sex worker after she was cast out by family as a teenager,” says the description of the...
  • Final Community Conversation focuses on using personal pronouns in classroom and social settings

    11/17/2015 8:56:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The University Daily Kansan (Student Newspaper) ^ | November 16, 2015 | by Lara Korte
    About 20 students and faculty gathered on Monday afternoon for the third and final Community Conversation of the semester. The event, 'He Said, She Said, Ze Said,' was geared toward discussing personal pronoun usage in classroom and social settings. The conversation began by showing a video that talked about respect, safety and resources for LGBTQ+ students on college campuses. A major focus of the video was transgender respect and safety in classroom settings. 'We just want you to advance in the direction that accommodates and addresses the needs of a changing demographic of students,' they said. The Community Conversation also...
  • A boy appears in a Barbie ad for the first time

    11/17/2015 5:37:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    NY POST ^ | 11/16/15 | Tim Donnelly
    ....The newest ad for Barbie’s Moschino doll line features a new figure for the first time ever — a boy. “Moschino Barbie is so fierce!” the boy yells before placing a designer purse on the doll’s arm. The ad features him and two girls touting Mattel’s already popular line that includes clothes and accessories from the fashion designer Moschino. The ad, released earlier this month, is the latest in a series of steps to remove gender from toy shopping.
  • Capitol Police Roll Out Transgender Policy; Union Cries Foul

    11/16/2015 5:10:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 1/16/15 | Hannah Hess
    Capitol Police rolled out a progressive new policy on Oct. 29 for handling interactions with transgender individuals.The six-page directive, obtained by CQ Roll Call, instructs officers on security screening, frisks, medical treatment and arrests for a population that the Justice Department defines as particularly vulnerable.One of the most high-profile cases in police treatment of transgender people centered on the Washington Metropolitan Police Department’s mistreatment of Patti Hammond Shaw, a transgender female who filed a landmark suit involving MPD and members of the U.S. Marshals.“It’s one thing to have a good policy in place; it’s another how it is communicated and implemented,” Monica...
  • Transgender Occupy protester may sue NYC for discrimination

    11/16/2015 4:52:02 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/16/15 | Jonathan Stempel
    A Manhattan federal judge said a transgender Occupy Wall Street protester may sue New York City for treating him differently from other male protesters following their arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge.The decision made public on Monday is also notable because U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff said transgender people, like gay people, are a "quasi-suspect" class requiring judges to more closely scrutinize alleged discrimination against them.Justin Adkins, 37, an assistant director of the Davis Center at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, said police at first held him with other men in a cell at the 90th precinct in Brooklyn's Williamsburg section...
  • U.S. Supreme Court is asked to hear lesbian adoption case

    11/16/2015 4:47:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/16/15 | Robert Barnes
    An Alabama lesbian mother is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a ruling by the state’s highest court that it will not recognize her adoption of three children in neighboring Georgia.The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that Georgia courts violated their own state laws in granting the adoptions of the children she shared with her former partner and will not order custody or even visitation with the children. Lawyers for V.L., as the woman is identified in court papers, say the decision violates the Constitution’s Full Faith and Credit Clause, which requires that states respect court judgments, including adoption orders,...
  • (Massachusetts) GOP governor expands diversity contracts to LGBT-owned companies

    11/16/2015 12:41:08 PM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/16/15 | Dustin Siggins
    BOSTON, November 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – An LGBT activist group will tell Massachusetts officials which gay- and lesbian-owned small businesses they can contract with, thanks to an executive order issued by Republican Governor Charlie Baker explicitly requiring the LGBT-owned businesses to be given priority for state contracts. The statewide policy is the first of its kind in the country, though some smaller governmental bodies have similar policies. According to a press release issued by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), which will be "the exclusive certification body for LGBT business enterprises in the Commonwealth" and "serves as...
  • How to Discuss Same-Sex Marriage With Dissenting Family Members

    11/16/2015 7:08:50 AM PST · by Salvation · 30 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-15-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How to Discuss Same-Sex “Marriage” With Dissenting Family Members Msgr. Charles Pope • November 15, 2015 • I was out on the preaching circuit this past week and spoke at five parishes (including my own) on the biblical vision of Holy Matrimony (marriage) as set forth by God and the Church. The talks were sponsored by the pro-life group Defend Life.While I cannot succinctly reproduce the talk in today's blog, I spoke from notes that are available here and here. A video of one of the talks will be posted soon.I heard a consistent concern voiced by those in attendance...
  • A boy appears in a Barbie ad for the first time

    11/16/2015 10:21:54 AM PST · by conservative98 · 83 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 16, 2015 | Tim Donnelly
    The war on the pink aisle continues. The newest ad for Barbie’s Moschino doll line features a new figure for the first time ever — a boy. “Moschino Barbie is so fierce!” the boy yells before placing a designer purse on the doll’s arm. The ad features him and two girls touting Mattel’s already popular line that includes clothes and accessories from the fashion designer Moschino. The ad, released earlier this month, is the latest in a series of steps to remove gender from toy shopping. Target made waves this year when it decided to stop labeling toys as for...
  • Charlie Sheen to Make "Revealing Personal Announcement" to Matt Lauer

    11/16/2015 9:56:15 AM PST · by conservative98 · 83 replies
    THR ^ | 11/16/2015 | THR Staff
    Charlie Sheen will be making a "revealing personal announcement" to Matt Lauer on Tuesday, Nov. 17 on Today. The Today show announced the live in-studio interview with the actor on Monday. The interview will be posted on Today.com after it airs, according to the press release. Recently, RadarOnline published a blind item about a Hollywood actor who had been diagnosed as HIV-positive.
  • Aaron Allmon verdict deals blow to military’s high-profile attack on sex-related offenses

    11/15/2015 6:37:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 15, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    MINOT Air Force Base, North Dakota -- As Air Force missions go, the prosecution of Tech. Sgt. Aaron D. Allmon II on explosive sexual-harassment charges ran into turbulence and wound up in a nosedive. Despite facing up to 130 years in prison in the early stages of the case, Sgt. Allmon was sentenced Saturday to just 30 days behind bars after a judge found him not guilty of the most devastating charges against him, including assault consummated by a battery and threats against co-workers. Judge Tiffany Wagner did find him guilty of maltreatment of two female service members and...
  • Husband of 9/11 Hero sends award back over [Bruce] Jenner

    11/15/2015 3:43:28 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    NY POST ^ | 11/15/15 | Larry Celona
    The husband of a cop killed on 9/11 returned his wife's posthumous Woman of the Year award to Glamour after the magazine gave the same honor last week to Caitlyn Jenner. James Smith told The Post he yanked the award off the shelf in his Long Island home dedicated to his wife, Moira, and FedExed it back to the magazine.
  • “Making Gay Okay” At The Synod [Catholic Caucus]

    11/15/2015 6:22:00 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The Wanderer ^ | 11/15/15 | James K. Fitzpatrick
    There were many fears floating around the Internet about what would be contained in the final report of the Synod on the Family. It does not look as if they became a reality. The most serious criticism seems to be that the “progressives” at the synod were able to insert language that left crucial issues open to future changes. Peggy Moen in the November 5 issue of The Wanderer cited Raymond Cardinal Burke who spoke of a “lack of clarity” in the document, especially on the question of Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics. This is, of course, a crucial...
  • Where did the ‘gay lisp’ stereotype come from?

    11/14/2015 5:54:20 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 96 replies
    Science AAAS ^ | 9 November 2015 | Kelly Servick
    The authors speculate that stereotypes of gay adults may be rooted in the speech of boys who go on to identify as gay. There are two possible explanations for the findings, Munson says. One is that the lisp is really a feature of gender dysphoria—possibly a product of the genetic and environmental factors that lead to the condition. And because adults have learned to associate the pattern with seemingly less masculine boys, they assume adult gay men do it as well, hence the stereotype.
  • Woman complains about homosexuals in Campbell's soup advert and gets just what she deserves

    11/14/2015 4:24:57 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 103 replies
    Mirror.UK ^ | 11/13/2015 | Ruth Halkon
    A woman who launched into a homophobic rant after Campbell Soup used a married-same sex couple in an advert has been properly shot down.
  • Salon.com Looks to Normalize Pedophilia

    09/25/2015 4:58:51 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 45 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9/23/2015 | Tim Brown
    Salon.com recently posted an article on their website titled, "I'm a pedophile, but not a monster." It included the byline "I'm attracted to children but unwilling to act on it. Before judging me harshly, would you be willing to listen?" Todd Nickerson is the author and yes, he honestly and openly admits to being a pedophile. "My name is Todd Nickerson, and I'm a pedophile," he wrote. "Does that surprise you? Yeah, not many of us are willing to share our story, for good reason. To confess a sexual attraction to children is to lay claim to the most reviled...
  • After outcry, judge reverses order taking baby from lesbians

    11/14/2015 2:11:01 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 11/14/15 | MICHELLE L. PRICE and BRADY McCOMBS
    April Hoagland and Beckie Peirce, a Utah couple who married last year, went to a routine hearing Tuesday expecting to hear an update on how long it would be before they could adopt the baby girl they'd been raising as foster parents for three months. Instead, they were shocked and devastated when a judge in the central Utah city of Price ordered the child be removed from their home within a week and placed with a heterosexual couple, citing a belief that children are worse off when raised by gay couples. There were audible gasps in the courtroom, Hoagland said,...
  • Arizona Christian university grants benefits to same-sex spouses

    11/13/2015 8:40:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/13/15 | David Schwartz
    A large, private Christian university in Arizona has decided to extend full spousal benefits to the married partners of its gay and lesbian employees despite continued adherence to religious principles reserving marriage solely for heterosexual couples. Grand Canyon University officials said on Friday the benefits will now be extended to same-sex couples throughout the school's workforce following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June legalizing these unions nationwide. In a statement, school officials said the decision was made out of respect for the individuals involved throughout the university, and for "the system of government and laws that exist today."...
  • Mother of transgender child at center of debate speaks out

    11/13/2015 5:36:56 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/13/2015 | Duaa Eldeib
    The mother of a transgender student at the center of a heated national civil rights debate spoke out for the first time Thursday, writing of her daughter's devastation at being banned from the girls' locker room at her northwest suburban high school.
  • Signs of push-back against Obergefell

    11/13/2015 5:35:32 AM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 11/13/15 | Michael Cook
    Not all American states have placidly accepted the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v Hodges to declare same-sex marriage constitutional. Some are listening to advice from legal scholars that “state officeholders” should “refuse to accept Obergefell as binding precedent”.If this gathers momentum, there could eventually be some scope for state governors to ignore Obergefell as a precedent. Instead, they could argue that the Court had spoken authoritatively only for the parties involved in that case alone. It’s not likely, but a crack may be opening.Here is what happened in Mississippi.Lauren Beth Czekala-Chatham, a 52-year-old credit analyst, who already had two...
  • Obama backs ‘Equality Act,’ which could harm religious liberty

    11/13/2015 5:24:02 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/12/15 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 12, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – President Obama says he backs "The Equality Act," which would add gender identity and sexual orientation to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. "Upon that review it is now clear that the administration strongly supports the Equality Act,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced on Tuesday. “That bill is historic legislation that would advance the cause of equality for millions of Americans. “We look forward to working with Congress to ensure that the legislative process produces a result that balances both the bedrock principles of civil rights...with the religious liberty that we hold...
  • 2nd Catholic church employee says he was fired over same-sex marriage

    11/13/2015 4:35:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/12/15 | Duaa Eldeib
    An employee of a Catholic church in the Chicago Archdiocese has filed a complaint saying he was fired after he got married to his male partner, his lawyers said Thursday.Sandor Demkovich was the music director at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Calumet City until last year, when he was fired for marrying his male partner, according to a complaint filed Sept. 30 with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights against the archdiocese.The case is similar to that of a music director at another church, Holy Family Catholic Community in Inverness, who said...
  • Prominent Dominican publishes book claiming Thomas Aquinas said homosexuality is ‘natural’

    11/12/2015 11:00:15 PM PST · by redleghunter · 58 replies
    Lifesitenews ^ | 12 November 2015 | Jeanne Smits
    Analysis Nov. 12, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - A Dominican friar, Fr. Adriano Oliva, has celebrated the 800th anniversary of his religious order with a book about “the Church, the divorced and remarried, and homosexual couples.” Amours (“Loves”) is a study of St Thomas Aquinas’ definition of love and aims to show that the “Angelic Doctor” recognized the “natural” character of homosexuality. In the wake of the Synod on the family, Oliva pleads for new ways of welcoming divorced and remarried and homosexual couples into the Church and of recognizing their unions in civil law. His editor, the “editions du Cerf” publishing...
  • ABC reportedly bans gay dancing on 'Dancing with the Stars'

    11/12/2015 6:08:44 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 68 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 12,2015 | Jethro Nededog
    ABC reportedly won't allow two men to dance as a couple together on "Dancing with the Stars." An openly gay singer, Who Is Fancy (yes, that is what he calls himself), is set to perform his new song, "Boys Like You," with Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor on the reality competition show's November 23 episode. The song is about a man falling in love with another man, so the singer's choreographer wanted to have two men dancing with each other in the performance. But TMZ reported that ABC wasn't having it. According to the site's sources, a "DWTS" producer responded...
  • Test of Faith: Richmond's Catholic Leadership Struggles With Changing Marriage Laws

    11/12/2015 7:38:52 PM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Style Weekly ^ | 11/11/15 | Peter Galuszka
    John Murphy was on a conference call in April when he got a strange message.A veteran manager of nonprofit groups, the 63-year-old was busy settling into his new job as executive director at St. Francis Home, an assisted living facility affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Richmond. “You’ll be getting a visit,” he was told. And moments later, a man and woman dressed in business attire were standing in the doorway.They got right to the point: “We understand that you are in a same-sex marriage,” he recalls them saying. “That is antithetical to the church’s teachings and renders you...
  • Prominent Dominican Publishes Book Claiming Thomas Aquinas Said Homosexuality is 'Natural'

    11/12/2015 5:05:21 PM PST · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/12/15 | Jeanne Smits
    Nov. 12, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - A Dominican friar, Fr. Adriano Oliva, has celebrated the 800th anniversary of his religious order with a book about "the Church, the divorced and remarried, and homosexual couples." Amours ("Loves") is a study of St Thomas Aquinas' definition of love and aims to show that the "Angelic Doctor" recognized the 'natural" character of homosexuality. In the wake of the Synod on the family, Oliva pleads for new ways of welcoming divorced and remarried and homosexual couples into the Church and of recognizing their unions in civil law. His editor, the "editions du Cerf" publishing house,...