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  • Video Capturing Al Sharpton Saying the Exact Same Words as the President Is Hilarious

    02/26/2014 12:32:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    the blaze ^ | 2/26/26 | Becket Adams
    MSNBC’s Al Sharpton has a habit of repeating President Obama. And we’re not talking about paraphrasing. It looks like rather than analyzing the president’s remarks, according to a new video from the Washington Free Beacon, the cable news host prefers to read them back to his audience word-for-word. “Sharpton will play a clip of the president, and then simply rehash, verbatim, whatever Obama just said,” the Beacon noted. “As the reverend isn’t particularly regarded for his eloquence, his balance or any real depth on his program, perhaps he can be forgiven for this curious habit.” Now, it’s no secret that...
  • Branded Curcumin Matches Effects of Prozac on Depression

    07/28/2013 11:19:21 AM PDT · by neverdem · 49 replies
    WholeFoods Magazine ^ | 7/24/13 | NA
    Chester, NJ—A recent clinical trial published in Phytotherapy Research indicated that a high-absorption curcumin (BCM-95 from Dolcas Biotech, based here) had similar effects as a generic form of Prozac (fluoxetine) on depression, sans the adverse effects. “It is a novel and surprising application for this natural medicine,” said Ajay Goel, Ph.D., Baylor Research Institute and Charles A Sammons Cancer Center, Baylor University Medical Center and study co-author. “People with depression have higher levels of inflammation in the brain. Also, people with depression have lower levels of neurogenesis in the brain, meaning they make fewer new brain cells than people with no...
  • Democrats and Republicans: No, Both Parties Are Not the Same

    06/11/2012 6:57:10 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 36 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 June 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    There is a certain tiresome message we’ve all heard: the notion that the Republican and Democratic parties are the same. It’s often put forth by people who consider themselves outside-the-box thinkers, and they fancy their point of view the enlightened one. Sometimes cynical George Carlin types, their message is, “Hey, I’m smart enough to know both parties are playin’ the game. Don’t try to fool me!” This attitude was apparent in a few of the comments under a recent piece I wrote about liberal immorality. One respondent opined, for instance, “What still amazes [me] is that there has been definite...
  • Owe The IRS? Bill Would Suspend Passport Rights For Delinquent Taxpayers

    04/05/2012 5:13:59 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 86 replies
    CBS 2 LA CA ^ | 4/4/12 | unattributed
    After clearing the Senate on a 74 – 22 vote on March 14, SB 1813 is now headed for a vote in the House of Representatives, where it’s expected to encounter stiffer opposition among the GOP majority.
  • Obama gives us just a taste????

    09/06/2011 2:57:28 AM PDT · by AlwaysVigilant56 · 35 replies
    Fox News | 9-6-11 | AlwaysVigilant56
    Obama was speaking to a Union audiance today and stated he'd give them a taste of his Jobs speech. If you have seen this, answer me a question. Is he seriously going to announce that there are plenty of bridges and roads that need fixing? Does he think we don't know that THOSE type of jobs are paid for with the working population's money? I.E., taxes? Mr. President the federal government along with the majority of state governments are B-R-O-K-E!
  • Same As It Ever Was (funny vid)

    07/07/2010 6:59:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    tammy bruce ^ | 7/7/10 | “Right Change”
    It gets crazier with each passing day. Today we learned that Obama has proclaimed NASA’s new foremost task is to reach out to the Muslim world and make the Muslim people feel good about their historic contribution to science. As far as actual space flight goes, it seems NASA won’t go into space anymore beyond low Earth orbit, although it may form partnerships with other nations for this purpose.
  • D.C. will recognize gay marriages of other states

    04/07/2009 10:30:04 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 13 replies · 814+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04-07-2009 | Michael Neibauer
    “A marriage elsewhere is a marriage in the District,” said Ward 1 Councilman Jim Graham, who joins Councilman David Catania as the two openly gay council members. “This is a very important step forward.”
  • My $.02 on Gay Marriage

    11/22/2008 5:02:58 PM PST · by Zo - Macho Sauce Productions · 42 replies · 1,425+ views
    I've had a few people wanting to see the video I did on gay marriage that was banned from YouTube. I put up a new video on my website. Hope you'll watch, and keep up the fight to keep marriage between one man, and one woman. God bless ya!
  • Obama/Biden: Same Old Change

    08/26/2008 4:28:32 AM PDT · by Carl Haggard · 2 replies · 170+ views
    August 26, 2008 | Carl Haggard
    OBAMA/BIDEN: SAME OLD CHANGE I awoke Saturday to find Delaware Senator Joe Biden on the ticket. As I slurped my first cup of coffee and rubbed my sleepy eyes, the enormity of this began to sink in: The Agent for Change We Can Believe In just changed his motto to: "Same Old Change". I will not hide who I am in order to paint false pathos, to pretend (like Claude Rains in "Casablanca") that I am "shocked, shocked to find gambling go on" at Ricks Place, and feign that Senator Obama's choice for the person to be a heartbeat from...
  • US Seeks Better Relationship With Mexico

    03/15/2007 8:27:03 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 18 replies · 446+ views
    Financial Times ^ | August 13, 1986
    he US and Mexico are hoping to put recent strains in their relations behind them, and concentrate on common objectives, in talks between President Ronald Reagan and Mr Miguel de la Madrid, the Mexican President, at the White House today. US officials say that the meeting, the fifth between the two presidents, will focus on Mexico's economic problems and the war against drugs, demoting Mr Reagan's contentious policy towards Central America to at most a side issue. In preparation for the visit, the Reagan Administration has been making a concerted effort to be nicer to Mexico after a period of...
  • MCCAIN INTRODUCES FIRST EVER A LA CARTE BILL

    06/07/2006 10:31:14 AM PDT · by meandog · 63 replies · 1,314+ views
    Sen. McCain ^ | 6.7.06 | Sen McCain
    Washington, D.C. ­– Today, U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) introduced the Consumers Having Options in Cable Entertainment (CHOICE) Act of 2006. The bill is designed to encourage broadcasters and cable companies that own cable channels to sell their channels individually to subscribers. It also promotes cable channel distribution over the Internet. Attached are Senator McCain’s floor statement that was submitted for the record today, a copy of the bill, the bill summary, and a copy of the of the opinion editorial by Senator McCain and FCC Chairman Martin as it appeared in the Los Angeles Times on May 25, 2006.
  • NBC’s Williams apologizes after Obama-Ford mix-up (Both look the same to Brian)

    02/08/2006 5:35:49 AM PST · by frankjr · 70 replies · 2,456+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/7/06 | Jeff Dufour
    “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams told The Hill that he wrote Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.) letters of apology last week after he confused the two men at the State of the Union address. During NBC’s broadcast, Williams noticed Obama on the House floor and identified him to the viewing audience. Unfortunately, it was actually Ford. “I made a silly and honest mistake, and knowing both men I knew instantly what I had done,” a contrite and gracious Williams said in a phone call. “I obviously should have corrected it, but the proper time...
  • Judge lands in spotlight(liberal Sun on creator of gay marriage rights as a hero)

    01/24/2006 6:05:21 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 4 replies · 375+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | January 24, 2006 | Julie Bykowicz
    Colleagues describe Murdock, who ruled on same-sex marriage, as even-handed Margaret Brooke Murdock was once president of the Women's Law Center in Towson, an organization that promotes "equal rights for women and children," according to its mission statement. Now she is a Baltimore Circuit Court judge, and a ruling last week has thrust her into another equal rights issue - this one a particularly contentious battle playing out at a national level. Murdock sided with nine gay couples and one man in ruling that Maryland's three-decades-old law defining marriage as being between a man and a woman violates the state's...
  • State asked to probe Seneca election flap (Democratic Corruption in Upstate NY?)

    11/23/2005 11:44:43 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies · 1,502+ views
    Finger Lakes Times Geneva NY ^ | Wednesday, November 23, 2005 | By DENISE M. CHAMPAGNE
    WATERLOO — The state Commission of Investigation will be asked to look into allegations of inappropriate activities by Democrats prior to the Nov. 8 general election. The Seneca County Board of Supervisors’ Government Operations & Technology Committee voted 4-1 Tuesday to consider four specific points Committee Chairman David Kaiser of Romulus brought up Nov. 7, when the measure was tabled because it was the night before the election and two of the committee’s members were facing a challenge. Kaiser, a Republican, alleges county property may have been illegally used for political purposes. He specifically cites the listing of Democratic Elections...
  • Three Clearwater, Fla. natives from same high school together in Iraq

    09/20/2005 10:38:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 293+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 20, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel
    CAMP AL QA’IM, Iraq (Sept. 20, 2005) -- Some people say the Marine Corps is a small community in a small world. Three Clearwater, Fla., natives who live less than five minutes from each other are proof of that theory. Sergeant Chris Whitman, 23, Cpl. Matt Orth, 22, and Lance Cpl. Benjamin Hallstrom, 22, are all deployed here with the same unit, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. The three Marines are all graduates of Clearwater High School; Whitman in 2000, Hallstrom in 2001 and Orth in 2002. Whitman and Orth were in Junior Marine Corps Reserve Officer Training Corps together...
  • FEMA director Mike Brown arrives in Baton Rouge - hours after Katrina hit land

    09/07/2005 9:34:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 967+ views
    NOLA ^ | 8/29/05
    FEMA director arrives in BR Monday, August 29, 2005 FEMA Director Mike Brown arrived at the state Office of Emergency Preparedness in Baton Rouge shortly before 11 a.m. and joined a conference call with Gov. Kathleen Blanco and other federal and state officials. Brown will hold a press briefing with Blanco at 3:30 p.m., although state officials could also provide more information after a noon conference call with local officials who are tracking the storm damage. Researchers watching the storm from Baton Rouge have gotten reports of 6 feet of water at Jackson Barracks in the Lower 9th Ward, as...
  • Allstate Insurance unwittingly spawns anti-same-sex marriage martyr

    06/30/2005 9:02:34 AM PDT · by Alexander Rubin · 6 replies · 593+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Thursday, June 30, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    oronto-- On the same day Canada’s historic same-sex marriage bill passed through the House of Commons, thousands of emails were pouring into Allstate Insurance Company over conservative columnist J. Matt Barber. Allstate may have unwittingly spawned an anti-same-sex-marriage martyr in the spunky J. Matt Barber. Barber, a former employee of the insurance giant was fired--allegedly terminated, all for writing a column posted on several websites that was critical of same sex marriage and espousing his signature Christian beliefs. As WorldNetDaily first reported, J. Matt Barber was a manager in Allstate’s Corporate Security Division, its investigative arm, at the Fortune 100...
  • Is Allah God?

    06/28/2005 12:47:49 PM PDT · by forty_years · 145 replies · 4,022+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | June 28, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    Asked if Muslims worship the same Almighty as Jews and Christians, President Bush replied some months ago, "I believe we worship the same God." The Islamic deity, known as Allah, in other words, is the same Supreme Being to whom Jews and Christians pray.The president's statement provoked widespread dismay among Evangelicals; one poll found 79% of their leadership disagreeing with this view. Pat Robertson pungently explained why, observing "the entire world is being convulsed by a religious struggle. … whether Hubal, the Moon God of Mecca, known as Allah, is supreme, or whether the Judeo-Christian Jehovah, God of the Bible,...
  • Same-sex marriage foes renew their fight- GOP state senator calls for constitutional change

    03/09/2005 7:25:56 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 3 replies · 287+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 3-9-05 | RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER
    On this day last year, hundreds of Minnesotans came to the state Capitol to witness the first hearing on a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage. Proponents said the need was immediate — that activist judges across the country would be taking the meaning of marriage into their own hands and allowing same-sex couples to wed. Opponents were just as adamant — a constitutional amendment would enshrine discrimination and divide the state. The issue returned to Minnesota on Tuesday as Sen. Michele Bachmann, R-Stillwater, and supporters announced a renewed effort to ask voters to approve a constitutional amendment to...
  • Muslims and Christians: Not the Same Jesus

    02/28/2005 5:27:26 PM PST · by TheTruthess · 72 replies · 735+ views
    Just Christians.com ^ | February, 2004 | Mark Roberts
    Muslims and Christians: Not the Same JesusMark Roberts Imagine for a moment a person who believes George Armstrong Custer won the Battle of Little Bighorn.  Somehow this person has come to believe all kinds of wrong information about Custer.  He says Custer fought for the Confederacy, had red hair, and defeated Crazy Horse at Little Bighorn. Despite all these factual gaps he then announces “I believe in Custer.”  What do we make of this?It would be true that this individual shares some things in common with those who believe in the real George Custer.  However, this person does not...
  • Martin Threatens MPs and Betrays the Electorate (Re: same sex marriage in Canada)

    01/25/2005 11:15:43 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 1 replies · 146+ views
    CFP ^ | January 25, 2005 | Dr. Charles McVety
    Dr. Charles McVety, President of Canada Family Action Coalition, says "People of faith and good will across Canada are deeply disappointed and saddened that Prime Minister Paul Martin has breached their trust by once again breaking his word". Mr. Martin has broken his election promise to allow a free vote re-defining marriage and is now threatening Canadians with an expensive frivolous election and accosting Members of Parliament with loss of their position and the rigors of a campaign to regain their job. In addition Mr. Martin is threatening to fire Cabinet Ministers. He also seems to have plans to withdraw...
  • PM threatens snap election: Says he'd battle Harper over polygamy warning

    01/23/2005 5:57:21 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 13 replies · 618+ views
    National Post ^ | 22 January 2005 | Robert Fife and Anne Dawson
    Paul Martin yesterday threatened to call a general election after Conservative leader Stephen Harper warned that passage of the Liberal government's promised same-sex legislation will lead to polygamy. The threat escalated an already ugly battle over gay marriage that increasingly shows just how divided Canadians are on the issue. In recent days, religious leaders including Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Toronto, have joined the debate and urged the Prime Minister to maintain the traditional heterosexual definition of marriage.
  • Reverend King legacy honored (in public schools. Would the same ceremony be banned at Christmas?)

    01/18/2005 4:24:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 456+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/18/05 | BILL HUTCHINSON
    King legacy honored Pols, schools evoke dream BY BILL HUTCHINSON DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Manhattan Country School on E. 96th St. sponsors march from school to Central Park yesterday in observance of Martin Luther King Day. With soulful songs and stirring speeches, New Yorkers of all colors remembered the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yesterday. Gov. Pataki paused to praise the civil rights leader for his courageous fight against injustice that was cut short by an assassin's bullet. "Thank God for the memory, for the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.," Pataki said at a ceremony in Albany, where...
  • More Of The Same (Was Mrs. Bill Clinton in any way complicit with fund-raising activities?)

    01/11/2005 4:43:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies · 927+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/10/05
    More Of The Same Monday January 10, 7:00 pm ET Ibd Politics: Sen. Hillary Clinton's former finance director has been indicted for filing false reports on campaign fund-raising activities. Why are we not surprised? As anyone who lived through the 1990s knows, the Clinton White House showed an unwillingness to play by the rules, especially in the artful practice of political fund raising. Think back to Al Gore's "no controlling legal authority" excuse for making fund-raising phone calls from federal property while serving as vice president. Or to the apparent laundering of Clinton-Gore contributions at a Buddhist temple fund-raiser that...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Saskatchewan to allow same-sex marriages

    11/05/2004 2:37:42 PM PST · by Ahriman · 32 replies · 704+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | Nov 5, 2004 | Darren Yourk
    Saskatchewan has become the seventh Canadian jurisdiction to allow same-sex marriages. Madam Justice Donna Wilson of the Court of Queen's Bench ruled Friday that the traditional definition of marriage, as it currently exists, discriminates against gay and lesbian couples. Five couples who were denied marriage licences because they were not of the opposite sex filed a statement of claim seeking a declaratory judgment that the common-law definition of marriage be changed. The group wanted the definition changed to read "two people to the exclusion of others," rather than "two people of the opposite sex." "The judge found that it is...
  • Supreme Court tackles same-sex marriage

    05/23/2004 4:03:56 PM PDT · by nosofar · 3 replies · 199+ views
    San Franciso Chronicle ^ | May 23, 2004 | Bob Egelko
    When the California Supreme Court looks at the legality of same-sex marriages in San Francisco on Tuesday, it will be led by its most politically adroit chief justice in decades. Since being promoted to the top spot in 1996 by Gov. Pete Wilson, who had named him to the court five years earlier, Ronald George has cultivated three governors, the Legislature, the news media and the public while tiptoeing with his colleagues through the minefields of abortion, civil rights, prisoner releases and the gubernatorial recall.
  • Son of gay marriage foe weds in San Francisco (Sen. Pete Knight, Calif. ballot author)

    03/10/2004 2:50:25 PM PST · by TenaciousZ · 11 replies · 450+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 03/10/2004 | Ilene Lelchuk
    <p>David Knight, son of the state senator who was the author of the California ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage, defied his father's law and wed his partner of 10 years Tuesday in a quiet ceremony attended by just two friends in San Francisco City Hall.</p>
  • Siblings fight law to marry!

    02/24/2004 6:36:30 PM PST · by vannrox · 42 replies · 484+ views
    News.com (Australian) ^ | 2-20-04 | Editorial Staff
    A WEST AUSTRALIAN couple who are brother and sister by adoption but unrelated by blood are battling a federal law preventing them from marrying. Kevin and Deborah Jefferies have been in love for at least 10 years and wish to get married, but under the Federal Marriage Act 1961 ? which prevents brothers and sisters from marrying ? their relationship is taboo. The couple became siblings on paper when their parents married and Kevin's father adopted Deborah and her sisters. "There's so many people who can get divorced so easily ? we can't even get married to start with," Kevin...
  • Extremist Minds Dominating Legal Associations. (Journal view of Lawyers of Homosexual Advocacy)

    02/10/2004 12:12:59 AM PST · by longtermmemmory · 1 replies · 387+ views
    Journal of Public Law ^ | 12/19/2001 | William C. Duncan
    IX. AMERICAN LAW INSTITUTE One of the most insightful—and disturbing—windows on the view of the legal profession (at least some very influential members of it) on marriage, comes through in an examination of the recently approved Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution (“Principles”) put together by the American Law Institute (“ALI”).332 The historic contributions of the ALI towards legal changes have not necessarily been salutary.333 But aspects of the recent Principles are particularly troubling. One disturbing part of the Principles is chapter 6, which recommends the creation of certain rights to be made available to unmarried couples on the...
  • Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution (Wedding Bell Blues)

    12/19/2003 7:49:13 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 12 replies · 311+ views
    New Republic Online ^ | 19 December 2003 | Judge Richard Posner
    This is a book review by Judge Posner of Gerstner's new book, Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution In June, the Supreme Court, in a case called Lawrence v. Texas, ruled that statutes criminalizing homosexual sodomy are unconstitutional. Immediately lawyers began wondering whether this meant that homosexuals have a constitutional right to marry. (To marry persons of their sex, that is; there is no prohibition against a homosexual marrying a person of the opposite sex.) They were encouraged in their speculation by Justice Antonin Scalia's suggestion, in his dissenting opinion, that the logic of the majority opinion so dictated. Evan Gerstmann...
  • In faith matters...

    11/14/2003 10:50:34 AM PST · by FlyLow · 4 replies · 153+ views
    The Federalist Newsletter | The Federalist Staff
    "How dare we in this country spend $87 billion on war when 44 million people have no health insurance? ... It's up to the church to lead on some of these moral issues," asked Vicky Gene Robinson, newly-ordained homosexual Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire. Delivering his first sermon as bishop in the diocese's All Saints Church, the same church where he married his wife before divorcing her and abandoning their two children to pursue a homosexual lifestyle, Robinson said that he wants bring God's message of love to "those on the margins," adding that Jesus "looked at...
  • Hijackers In Same Hotel As Saudi Minister (9-10-2001)

    10/02/2003 7:37:13 PM PDT · by blam · 66 replies · 3,785+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-3-2003 | David Rennie
    Hijackers in same hotel as Saudi minister By David Rennie in Washington (Filed: 03/10/2003) A senior Saudi Arabian official, now minister for the holy places, stayed at the same hotel as three September 11 hijackers the night before the suicide attacks. American investigators are trying to make sense of the disclosure that Saleh Ibn Abdul Rahman al-Hussayen, who returned to Saudi Arabia shortly after the attacks, stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn in Herndon, Virginia. Three of the attackers stayed at the hotel that night and crashed a plane into the Pentagon the following day. His nephew's American lawyer, David...
  • Penthouse Exec Says All Men Are the Same

    08/19/2003 7:10:05 AM PDT · by bedolido · 44 replies · 361+ views
    ABC News ^ | 08/19/03 | Associated Press
    Penthouse Publisher Guccione Says Men Are Basically the Same, Only Sex Lives Vary Depending on Country All men are basically the same, according to Penthouse magazine publisher Bob Guccione only their sex lives vary depending on the country they're from. "The British are reserved, the French are arrogant, the Italians are lovers, and the Germans like to spank each other," Guccione tells Details magazine for its September issue. "Sex will always be the dominant factor in any man's life whether he realizes it or not. It's what motivates him to buy the car he drives, the house he lives in,...
  • The Consequences of Lawrence v. Texas (Justice Scalia Is Right says Homosexual Lawyer)

    07/08/2003 3:12:56 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 17 replies · 274+ views
    Findlaw ^ | 7/8/03 | JOANNA GROSSMAN
    The Consequences of Lawrence v. Texas Justice Scalia Is Right that Same Sex Marriage Bans Are At Risk, But Wrong That A Host of Other Laws Are Vulnerable By JOANNA GROSSMAN lawjlg@hofstra.edu ---- Tuesday, Jul. 08, 2003 Recently, and famously, in Lawrence v. Texas, the Supreme Court invalidated Texas' anti-homosexual-sodomy law. It did so by invoking the constitutional right to privacy. But it also indicated that constitutional equal protection doctrines would have provided another reason to invalidate the statute, which targeted only same-sex sodomy. The decision extended long-overdue recognition of the rights of gays and lesbians. In doing so, it...
  • This is the proposed Constitutional Marriage Amendment

    06/30/2003 2:45:53 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 491 replies · 749+ views
    self ^ | 6/30/2003 | unk
    "Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman." "Neither this Constitution or the constitution of any state, nor state or federal law, shall be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups."
  • Gay "marriage" proposals unveiled in the UK

    06/30/2003 10:34:36 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 15 replies · 428+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 30, 2003 | Reuters
    Gay "marriage" proposals unveiled LONDON (Reuters) - The government has unveiled the possibility of gay "marriage" to raised eyebrows among church groups and mixed feelings among gay-rights campaigners. In an unlikely twist, one prominent campaigner branded the proposal to give legal status to same-sex couples as "heterophobic". The reforms are aimed at easing some of the problems that gay couples face, including missing out on rights to pensions, death-benefits and alimony. Couples would make a formal, legal commitment to each other by registering their relationship as a "Civil Partnership". They follow similar proposals in the U.K. last year which would...
  • Oh, Canada! Will Canadian gay marriage stand?

    06/15/2003 10:58:23 AM PDT · by Torie · 28 replies · 575+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 13, 2003 | Stanley Kurz
    June 13, 2003, 10:15 a.m. Oh, Canada! Will Canadian gay marriage stand? By Stanley Kurtz Has Canada legalized gay marriage? Maybe. Maybe not. In any case, if Canada hasn't already legalized same-sex marriage, it will almost certainly do so soon. This week's events north of the border tell us a lot about the coming battle over gay marriage in the United States. But to understand the lessons of Canada, we've first got to figure out what's actually happening there. The answer isn't obvious. Let's begin by reviewing the situation as it stood prior to this week's Ontario court ruling. The...
  • Gays, lesbians lash out at (Catholic) church

    06/01/2003 1:47:48 PM PDT · by GrandMoM · 107 replies · 319+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 5/31/03 | By Yvonne Abraham, Globe Staff
    <p>Gay and lesbian groups said yesterday that the Catholic Church, under siege for the clergy abuse scandal, lacks the moral authority to mobilize parishioners against same-sex marriage. They are urging parishioners to walk out of services if priests voice the church's opposition to same-sex unions and to boycott church collections.</p>
  • Gay pride rally draws 1,500 teens to the Hub

    05/18/2003 8:33:06 AM PDT · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 14 replies · 190+ views
    BostonHerald.com ^ | May 18, 2003
    After bouncing between nine residential programs, four foster families and an untold number of bigots, homelessness didn't seem like such a bad alternative to Eve Serrano. ``My life is no picnic,'' said Serrano, 20, a Latina lesbian honor student of the School of Hard Knocks who was received with empathetic applause from some 1,500 like-minded survivors at yesterday's ninth annual Gay/Straight Youth Pride rally in Copley Square. Serrano, who shed frilly frocks and flowing locks for crewcuts and cargo pants when she was 13, said she grew up in a New Jersey ghetto listening to her own family berate her...
  • Homosexual Groups Admit ‘10%’ Figure Is Wrong

    05/12/2003 9:23:01 AM PDT · by Remedy · 284 replies · 797+ views
    Traditional Values Coalition ^ | Friday, May 09 @ 15:27:45 CDT | Traditional Values Coalition
    Summary: In fighting to overturn a Texas law against homosexual sodomy, homosexual activists have quietly admitted that their claim that 10% of the population is homosexual is wrong.In what will go down as one of the most underreported stories of the year, homosexual activists fighting against a sodomy law in Texas have admitted in a legal brief that 10% of the population is not homosexual. The 10% claim has been used for more than 20 years to push the homosexual agenda—and to recruit public school children into the homosexual deathstyle. The admission that the 10% figure is wrong appeared in...
  • Anti-sodomy laws violate individual liberties

    05/11/2003 7:04:33 AM PDT · by RJCogburn · 471 replies · 737+ views
    The NH Sunday News ^ | 5/11/03 | Deroy Murdock
    IN AN April 30 essay titled "The Libertarian Question," my fellow National Review Online contributing editor Stanley Kurtz argues that laws against sodomy, adultery and incest should remain on the books largely to protect the institution of heterosexual marriage. By stigmatizing sexual relations outside that institution, Kurtz believes "the taboo on non-marital and non-reproductive sexuality helps to cement marital unions, and helps prevent acts of adultery that would tear those unions apart." Kurtz also states that keeping adult incest illegal will reduce the odds of sex between adults and their minor relatives. Anti-pedophilia laws, virtually everyone agrees, should be energetically...
  • Case could nullify homosexual adoptions

    05/10/2003 11:13:37 PM PDT · by scripter · 11 replies · 486+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 11, 2003 | None Listed
    The California Supreme Court is considering a request by a lesbian woman that could nullify thousands of adoptions by homosexual couples in the state. A pro-family group contends the parental-rights case exposes illegal policies of liberal judges, Gov. Gray Davis and his Department of Social Services. Gov. Gray Davis "Gray Davis made up his own law and pushed through gay adoptions behind the voters' backs," insisted Randy Thomasson, executive director of Campaign for California Families, a nonprofit family issues group. The case centers on "second-parent adoption," in which a birth mother's unmarried partner adopts the mother's child, usually conceived by...
  • Children flee from abuse of mother and lesbian lover (pc media blackout)

    05/07/2003 9:32:17 AM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 49 replies · 657+ views
    Beacon Journal ^ | May. 06, 2003 | Andale Gross
    Pre-dawn call brings abuse to light Man alerts Akron police after seeing three boys walking toward I-77 By Andale Gross Beacon Journal staff writer Jeff Russell did a double take when he drove past three children a week ago in the chilly pre-dawn hours walking toward the highway. Three boys dressed in T-shirts, the smallest riding on the shoulders of one of the older boys, were heading north on East Avenue near Interstate 77, about a mile away from their Florida Avenue home in Kenmore. They had walked past houses and car lots and were near a gas station. Russell,...
  • Bill Bennett bashed on samesex marriage site. (things that make you go hmmmmm)

    05/07/2003 8:26:16 AM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 8 replies · 262+ views
    Bennett, Gays and the Truth by Andrew Sullivan © 1998, Andrew Sullivan Partners Task Force for Gay & Lesbian Couples Box 9685 Seattle, WA 98109-0685 206-935-1206 demian@buddybuddy.com www.buddybuddy.com Washington is the capital of awkward alliances, but few are more revealing than Bill Bennett’s recent espousal of the work of one Paul Cameron. In a This Week appearance, and then in the august pages of the Weekly Standard, Bennett has openly declared that research shows that the average life-span for a male homosexual in America is forty-three years. In the Standard, Bennett was so thrilled and shocked by this discovery that...
  • WEIGHING THE PROS & CONS OF MARRIAGE: CON: Shift focus to caretakers, dependents (femwacko alert)

    03/31/2003 8:41:45 AM PST · by longtermmemmory · 16 replies · 2,575+ views
    WEIGHING THE PROS & CONS OF MARRIAGE: CON: Shift focus to caretakers, dependents Gayle White - Staff Saturday, March 29, 2003 Q: Does marriage have a future? A: We have to get to the definition of marriage before I can answer that question. Certainly love relationships between adults and reproductive units have a future. Whether marriage as a privileged legal connection has a future, that's a different question. Q: Please expound on what you mean about love relationships and reproductive units. A: People need intimacy and connection. Children need to be cared for. Dependency is a reality, whether it's dependency...
  • Ordinary Americans Think Bin Laden And Saddam Are The Same...

    02/01/2003 2:33:50 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 264+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 2-2-2003 | Paul Lashmar/Raymond Whitaker
    Ordinary Americans think Bin Laden and Saddam are the same man... By Paul Lashmar and Raymond Whitaker 02 February 2003 When did the "war against terror" become a campaign against Saddam Hussein rather than Osama bin Laden? Less than a month after the September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, some hawkish members of the US administration were stressing a connection with Iraq, but the shift did not become clear until George Bush's State of the Union address in January last year, when the "axis of evil" was unveiled. Suddenly Baghdad was in the frame, and...
  • The Rhetoric Remains The Same But Iran Is Trying To Change

    11/01/2002 8:01:05 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 154+ views
    The rhetoric remains the same but Iran is trying to change (Filed: 02/11/2002) The revolutionary dynamo that stoked the zeal of the Muslim world would appear to have run down, reports Patrick Bishop in Teheran In the time of Ayatollah Khomeini Friday prayers at Teheran University were like a religious rock show where thousands flocked to hear the mullah's sermons. Fifteen years on the rhetoric remains the same but the congregation is greatly diminished. Last week the huge, open-sided shed on the campus was only half full as Ayatollah Mohammed Yazdi, a veteran preacher, denounced Zionists and Americans. Most of...
  • Media Alert: lawsuit challenging Ann Arbor school's pro-homosexual "Diversity Week" on O'Reilly

    07/25/2002 12:22:12 PM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 54 replies · 1,141+ views
    email ^ | 7-25-2002
    ***MEDIA ALERT*** Thomas More Law Center to appear TONIGHT on The O'Reilly Factor on the FOX News Channel! Thomas More Law Center attorney Robert Muise and Ann Arbor public school student Betsy Hansen will appear TONIGHT on The O'Reilly Factor on the FOX News Channel, the #1 primetime program on cable news. They will discuss the recent lawsuit brought by the TMLC on behalf of the Christian student, challenging the Ann Arbor high school's pro-homosexual "Diversity Week". School officials prevented Betsy from expressing her traditional Christian belief regarding homosexual activity claiming that this was a "negative" message and would "water...