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Nearly a dozen of high school journalists walked out of a lecture by Dan Savage, the prominent ant-bullying advocate that pioneered the 'It Gets Better' campaign.
His comments about the relationship between anti-gay bullying and the bible sparked a walkout of Christian teens at the National High School Journalist Conference in Seattle.
Mr Savage called the defectors 'pansy-assed' and would not back down from his comments.
'I thought this would be about anti-bullying,' Rick Tuttle, the journalism adviser for Sutter Union High School in California, told Fox News.
'It turned into a pointed attack on Christian beliefs.'
Mr Savage's keynote address was presented in a large lecture hall for thousands of people.
A video of the lecture shows students beginning to walk out after Mr Savage started talking about the 'bullsh*t in the bible about gay people.'
'People often say that they can’t help with the anti-gay bullying acts because it says right there in Leviticus, it says right there in Timothy, it says right there in Romans, that being gay is wrong,' Mr Savage said.
'We can learn to ignore the bullsh*t in the Bible and what it says about gay people.'
He compared dogmatic acceptance of anti-gay teachings equivalent to adhering to verses about slavery and eating shellfish, two issues that have been reinterpreted in modern day.
Many people in the audience met his statements with applause, but some Christians did not appreciate Mr Savage's comparison and walked out.
'It became hostile,' he said. 'It felt hostile as we were sitting in the audience – especially towards Christians who espouse beliefs that he was literally taking on.'
Mr Savage recognized that his ideas were not going over well with the audience and addressed their concerns head on.
'The bible guys in the hall can come back now because I'm done beating up the bible,' he said.
'It's funny, as someone who's on the receiving end of beatings that are justified by the bible, how pansy-assed some people react when you push back.'
Mr Savage is renowned for his outspoken opinions on sexuality and anti-bullying.
In addition to creating the wildly successful and influential 'It Gets Better' campaign, he also writes a sex advice column 'Savage Love.'
'I apologize if I hurt anyone's feelings...but I have a right to defend myself,' he said.
The executive director of the National Scholastic Press Association that sponsored the conference also defended Mr Savage.
'We appreciate the level of thoughtfulness and deliberation regarding Dan Savage’s keynote address,' the NSPA wrote to Fox News.
'Some audience members who felt hurt by his words and tone decided to leave in the middle of his speech, and to this, we want to make our point very clear: While as a journalist it’s important to be able to listen to speech that offends you, these students and advisers had simply reached their tolerance level for what they were willing to hear.'
So much for it getting better, seems little Dan's ego got brused and he had to pick on the kids.
LET THE BULLYING CONTINUE.................................Nearly a dozen of high school journalists walked out of a lecture by Dan Savage, the... more
I had planned a parody post today. The basic idea was simple: Fundamentalist crackpot, Pat Robertson, would announce that yesterday's east coast earthquake and coming hurricane were caused because of "teh gays". However, a real pronouncement ruined the whole thing, except that instead of a brain-addled Christian bringing the "funny" a Rabbi harshed everyone's mellow.I had planned a parody post today. The basic idea was simple: Fundamentalist crackpot,... more
NYC police have arrested the ninth and final suspect in the brutal attacks on four people touched off because gang members thought one of their recruits was gay. Ruddy Vargas-Perez, 22, was arrested by members of the Bronx violent felony squad.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31R0_R23qUoNYC police have arrested the ninth and final suspect in the brutal attacks on four... more
made a remark in a post a few weeks ago that; most Republicans are Christians.Where on earth do people get this twisted way of thinking from? What is it even based on? .Obviously, This list would get "OOC" (out of control), if I listed all of the stupid remarks, I've heard some so called "Christians" make over the years. So I'm gonna get on to the actual (10) that I've singled out. And actually, as far as that blogger goes, the one who made the remark about most Republican's being Christians, I don't know if he was claiming to be a Christian or not!made a remark in a post a few weeks ago that; most Republicans are Christians.Where on... more
While the Obama Administration and its “progressive” supporters in Congress insist they want a federal health care bill to protect people from deadly diseases, liberal senators led by John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) have pressured the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) into considering lifting the ban on male homosexuals donating blood. It’s a decision that could mean disease and death for many Americans, and billions of dollars in additional health care costs.
“John Kerry Supports Gay Blood” declared a column on a pro-homosexual website.
Kerry, Franken and 16 other liberal senators insist they want the blood supply to remain safe and that donated blood must undergo two “highly accurate” tests that make the risk of tainted blood entering the blood supply virtually or nearly zero.
But writer and researcher Dale O’Leary says that male homosexuals, or men who have sex with men (MSM), as the FDA describes them, “expose themselves to such a wide variety of pathogens that medical professionals can never be sure that they have a test to identify every one of them. There could even now be something lurking out there, hidden in the blood of apparently healthy men, waiting.”
O’Leary, the author of One Man, One Woman, and The Gender Agenda: Redefining Equality, is writing a forthcoming report on the medical and health impact of admitting open and active homosexuals into the U.S. Armed Forces.
“Senator Kerry argues that this policy is now arcane because we have tests to determine if donated blood carries the HIV, but the problem is not the diseases we know of and have tests for but the diseases which we haven’t identified as sexually transmitted and blood borne and don’t have tests for,” O’Leary points out.
If the ban on gay blood is lifted, she warns, “The lives of all those who receive blood products are at risk. Hemophiliacs have every right to be worried, in the 1980′s they saw their community virtually destroyed by contaminated blood. We simply can’t be too careful. MSM are not at risk because they can’t donate blood. In fact, the prohibition may serve as a warning to them and others that certain behaviors carry an unacceptable risk.”
Tom Fahey, a man with hemophilia and HIV, formed an organization called the Committee of Ten Thousand to represent the estimated ten thousand people in the U.S. with HIV as a result of the blood transfusions needed to ensure clotting. In the past, this group, as well as the National Hemophilia Foundation, have defended the ban on gay men donating blood.http://www.aim.org/aim-column/liberals-push-gay-blood-in-risky-policy-change/
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A survey published today shows that UK Muslims have significantly less tolerance for homosexuality than their French and German counterparts.
The poll, part of the the Gallup Coexist Index 2009, found that not one of the 1,001 British Muslims interviewed believed homosexual acts were morally acceptable.A survey published today shows that UK Muslims have significantly less tolerance for... more
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Oh, man, this is almost as fun as the Ticked-Off Trannies film controversy!
Bisexual players sue gay softball league, said team wasn't gay enough to play:
Three bisexual men from the San Francisco area have filed a lawsuit claiming they were discriminated against during the Gay Softball World Series in the Seattle area two years ago.
The Seattle Times reports that the men filed the case Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Seattle against the softball tournament's organizer, the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance.
It alleges that after another team complained, the alliance ruled the three men were "nongay," and took away the team's second-place finish.
The lawsuit accuses the alliance of violating Washington state laws barring discrimination.
More: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/2010/04/22/2010-04-22_lawsuit_gay_softball_league_said_team_wasnt_gay_enough_to_play.html )
Center City race has candidate 'outed' as straight
It's happened so often that it's now a cultural cliche: the gay politician pretending to be straight. In most parts of the nation, homosexuality or bisexuality is a clear electoral liability.
Not in Center City's 182d state House district. There, it's a badge of honor.
Veteran Rep. Babette Josephs (D., Phila.) last Thursday accused her primary opponent, Gregg Kravitz, of pretending to be bisexual in order to pander to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender voters, a powerful bloc in the district.
"I outed him as a straight person," Josephs said during a fund-raiser at the Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant, as some in the audience gasped or laughed, "and now he goes around telling people, quote, 'I swing both ways.' That's quite a respectful way to talk about sexuality. This guy's a gem."
Kravitz, 29, said that he is sexually attracted to both men and women and called Josephs' comments offensive.
"That kind of taunting is going to make it more difficult for closeted members of the LGBT community to be comfortable with themselves," Kravitz said. "It's damaging."
My goodness, isn't it fun to watch them scramble to prove who is the gayest?
"I'm gayer that you are!"
"No way, I'm gayer than Mr Garrison!"
"Oh yeah, I throw like a girl!"
"Well, I scream when I see spiders!"
"Everyone screams when they see spiders. You don't always match your socks, and sometimes you have sex with WOMEN!"
"But I also like men!"
"Not GAY ENOUGH!"
Ah, well they've been a boon for entertainment, anyway.Oh, man, this is almost as fun as the Ticked-Off Trannies film controversy!
Host Conor Knighton and team take a comedic look at the week in media, including coverage of The Oscars, Christian Teen TV, fashion advice-dispensing gays, and online videos of the lamest weapons of least destruction ever.
infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Sarah Haskins, Ben Hoffman, Bryan Safi and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://infomaniafacebook.com.Host Conor Knighton and team take a comedic look at the week in media, including... more
The awards season would not be complete without getting a gay man to cover those horrific fashions!
That's Gay is a recurring segment on the weekly television show infoMania. In each episode of That's Gay, Bryan Safi explores gay issues and stereotypes as they are portrayed by the clueless media. For more Bryan visit http://current.com/groups/thats-gay/ and Current TV.
infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Sarah Haskins, Ben Hoffman, Bryan Safi and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://infomaniafacebook.com.The awards season would not be complete without getting a gay man to cover those... more
This past week we've had a lot of fun with our representatives, haven't we?
Last week, California State Senator Roy Ashburn was "arrested for allegedly driving drunk after leaving Faces, a gay nightclub in midtown Sacramento, early Wednesday morning."
The CBS article stated about Ashburn: "Ashburn, a father of four, is a Republican Senator representing parts of Kern, Tulare and San Bernardino Counties, with a history of opposing gay rights."
It continues by examining his "anti-gay" record in depth:
"Ashburn served six years as a state Assemblyman before being elected to the State Senate. According to Project Vote Smart, Ashburn's voting record shows he has voted against every gay rights measure in the State Senate since taking office including Recognizing Out-Of-State Same-Sex Marriages", Harvey Milk Day and Expanding Anti-Discrimination Laws."
My goodness. Liberals had a hay-day with that incident, and not because he was arrested for a DUI. No, it was because he was apparently a "hypocrite". John Danz Jr, writing for News Blaze, wrote:
"Politicians of both sides of the spectrum carry the stigma of being self-serving liars - but how is being gay and voting against gay rights self-serving? I think it's just stunningly moronic."
It appears, according to one article, that Ashburn "came out" on a radio program and admitted he was gay--a fact that did not provoke any sympathy from the Liberals. No, instead they were infuriated.
Ashburn explained his vote against gay issues this way: ""My votes reflect the wishes of the people in my district, and I have always felt that my faith and allegiance was to the people there in the district, my constituents."
In response, Danze writes: "It should ...should be evident to anyone with half a brain and even a modicum of political knowledge that leaders and representatives are elected to make decisions on their own volition and not always at the whim of the people. If you're just making decisions based on the volition of the people, you may as well not even be there."
Really? Is that what Liberals believed when Clinton stuck his finger in the air to judge the political climate and formed policy that coincided with public opinion? It was brilliant when he did it.
But even then, why should we think that every gay man must also be a supporter of all the pro-gay legislation that Liberals are attempting to pass. The second assumption they are making is that he must secretly agree with gay marriage, but had voted against it to stay "in the closet".
Is it not feasible that there are some gay men who do not believe in gay marriage? Or of declaring a "Harvey Milk" day?
But before their outrage could even go stale, we were privileged to witness the personal woes of Democrat Representative Eric Massa.
In this story, we have the delicious tale of a Liberal, pro-Obama Democrat who was a former Navy man and, as we find out, had a long history of inappropriate sexual advances on his male staff, and perhaps even on Naval men years ago. Massa, who is also married with children, was also "in the closet" and it seems tries to pretend he is not gay, even though he had very gay tickle-fests with his staffers, not all of whom appreciated that, and even made an extremely provocative sexual advance on another.
In response to these revelations......absolutely no outrage from the left.
No, to the contrary, the only outrage they are expressing is that Massa is being beat up by the conservatives.
In fact, they actually are voicing compassion for the poor little bastard. In the Huffington Post, author Charles Karel Bouley writes a piece called "Stop The Gayhunt on Massa and Listen to Kennedy":
"Rep. Patrick Kennedy got all fired up on the floor of the Congress Thursday, March 11, 2010, veins bulging, spittle flying....why? He was angry that while the Congress debates Afghanistan and the $3 Billion dollar a year escalation there are two members of the press corps there; he contends because the rest are too busy talking 24/7 about former Rep. Eric Massa's personal woes."
He continues with an empathetic exploration of poor Massa's situation.
"His family must be in such an uproar, and his life is unraveling. The one thing this man has probably never dealt with, the fact that he obviously wants to explore men sexually on some level, has been ground in to grist for the media mill and he is literally falling apart under the glare of the spotlight. He is unstable, in huge denial, struggling internally to hold on the "self" he thought he had and the "self" that everyone now sees. He can't reconcile the two and he's come unglued in some areas. I'm no psychologist, I've just been gay my entire life and have seen this over and over again."
That was almost enough to make me cry for poor Massa. I might even shed a tear or two for Ashburn while I'm at it!
But isn't it rich that life affords us the opportunity to see in such stark contrast the difference in how Liberals will treat a supposed conservative gay and a liberal one?
Meanwhile, about Ashburn, John Danz Jr declares: "Roy Ashburn, Gay Hypocrite, Must Be Forced Out of Office"
Hey, as a conservative, I have no problem with that. Kick him out and let the conservative people of his district elect another conservative to his place.
What do you think the odds are that they would elect someone who would suddenly vote for Harvey Milk day?This past week we've had a lot of fun with our representatives, haven't we?... more
Lesbian teen back at Miss. school after prom flap
By AP News
Thursday, March 11, 2010
An 18-year-old Mississippi lesbian student says she got some unfriendly looks from classmates when she returned to school after officials canceled the senior prom because of her request to escort her girlfriend and wear a tuxedo.
Constance McMillen says she didn't want to go back, but her father told her she needed to face her classmates and school officials in Fulton. McMillen says one student told her, "Thanks for ruining my senior year."
The Itawamba County school district announced Wednesday it wouldn't host the April 2 prom at McMillen's high school.
The decision came after the American Civil Liberties Union told officials a policy banning same-sex prom dates violated students' rights.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) _ A northern Mississippi school district will not be hosting a high school prom this spring after a lesbian student sought to attend with her girlfriend and wear a tuxedo.
The Itawamba County school district's board decided Wednesday to drop the prom because of what it called recent distractions but without specifically mentioning the girl's request, which was backed by the American Civil Liberties Union.
I can pretty much predict what Current subscribers will say about this news, but I thought it was worth sharing.
While I support the Boulder County (CO) Catholic school that banned the return of a student whose parents are lesbians because their lifestyle is directly in violation of their church teachings, I do not agree with a public school cancelling a school function because a couple of lesbians will attend.
Why? It's quite simple: public schools are PUBLIC, and need to stay out of issues of "morality" and simply stick to teaching their students, ensuring their safety, and don't need to get into issues of sexuality--whether that means being forced into teaching about homosexuality and masturbation etc, or by telling students they have to be accompanied by a partner of a specific gender.Lesbian teen back at Miss. school after prom flap
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Top US Marine rejects Obama plan to repeal gay ban
Feb 25 06:15 PM US/Eastern
The head of the US Marines said on Thursday he opposed ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military, the first top officer to break openly with President Barack Obama over the issue.
General James Conway told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he disagreed with Obama's plan to repeal the ban.
"My best military advice to this committee, to the (defense) secretary, and to the president would be to keep the law such as it is."
Conway said the current policy worked and any bid to lift the ban should answer the question: "do we somehow enhance the war fighting capabilities of the United States Marine Corps by allowing homosexuals to openly serve?"
Conway's public rejection of his commander-in-chief's stance is sure to fuel debate in Congress on the issue and reflects apprehension among some senior military officers about changing the 1993 law.
The chiefs of the US Army and Air Force also expressed doubts about lifting the ban at congressional hearings this week, saying they were concerned about putting the military under further strain in the midst of two wars.
But Conway went further, making it clear he opposed lifting the ban that requires gay service members to keep quiet about their sexual orientation or face expulsion from the military.
His comments contrasted sharply with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, who has spoken forcefully in favor of ending the ban.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates has called for a review of the issue to survey service members and examine the possible effect of changing the law, known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
Senator Joe Lieberman disagreed with Conway, saying he believed the review would show that allowing gays to serve openly would bolster the military's battle readiness.
"This has to pass the test of military readiness. I believe it will based on my knowledge of what's happened in other militaries," he said, citing British and Canadian forces who serve alongside American troops in Afghanistan.
Copyright AFP 2008, AFP stories and photos shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any mediumTop US Marine rejects Obama plan to repeal gay ban
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Two gay men arrested in Malawi after getting engaged have pleaded not guilty to charges of gross public indecency.
Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza appeared at a court in Malawi's biggest city Blantyre, where they will ask for bail on Monday.
The pair held a traditional engagement ceremony over the weekend - believed to be the first gay couple in Malawi to start the process of getting married.
Homosexual acts carry a maximum prison sentence of 14 years in Malawi.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8434743.stmTwo gay men arrested in Malawi after getting engaged have pleaded not guilty to... more
Lesbians and gay men are more likely to molest their children than a straight couple.
A study in Adolescence found: A disproportionate percentage--29 percent--of the adult children of homosexual parents had been specifically subjected to sexual molestation by that homosexual parent, compared to only 0.6 percent of adult children of heterosexual parents having reported sexual relations with their parent...Having a homosexual parent(s) appears to increase the risk of incest with a parent by a factor of about 50.60
Homosexual Parenting: Placing children at risk by Timothy J. Dailey, Ph.D.
Who’s watching out for the kids? Any other STORIES are anecdotal. Gay couples are hurting their children; these are the facts:
Higher incidence of incest
Sexual identity confusion
Violence in lesbian and homosexual relationships
High rate of intimate partner violence within gay marriage
High incidence of Mental Health Problems among Homosexuals and Lesbians
Substance abuse among Lesbians
Greater risk for suicide
Reduced life span of parent
-Lesbians and gay men are more likely to molest their children than a straight couple.... more
There are forces in America that want to make it mandatory for U.S. churches to hire GAYS. Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General, is already in communication with groups that support this attack on our U.S. Constitutional right to practice our religion without government interference.
Included in the groups are the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee, B'nai B'rith International, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Hadassah, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, National Council of Jewish Women, Na'amat USA, Rabbinical Assembly, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and Women of Reform Judaism.
I do not know the status of the bill proposed May 2009 in England that would demand their churches hire gays. Check out the story here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/5357247/Law-will-force-churches-to-employ-gay-staff.html
Elder Oaks served as a justice on the Utah Supreme Court, was a professor at the University of Chicago Law School and Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, and clerked for Chief Justice Earl Warren of the United States Supreme Court. These are comments made in a religious setting on Oct 13, 2009.
Yogyakarta Principles: “PRINCIPLE 21. THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF THOUGHT, CONSCIENCE AND RELIGION. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. These rights may not be invoked by the State to justify laws, policies or practices which deny equal protection of the law, or discriminate, on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.”
“The so-called Yogyakarta Principles implicitly calls for governments to invade religion and override religious doctrines or practices. This imposition contradicts the very purpose of my church which is to become morally clean, pure, and undefiled from the world.” – Reid BaerThere are forces in America that want to make it mandatory for U.S. churches to hire... more
President Obama has appointed Chai R. Feldblum to the Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency which enforces workplace civil rights laws. If confirmed, Ms. Feldblum would serve five years on the EEOC and issue edicts that will impact all areas of employment.
Feldblum has worked for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the pro-homosexual Human Rights Campaign Fund and she founded something called the Moral Values Project, a “gender equity” group.
Mr. Obama’s new appointee is a lesbian and has played a major role in pushing the LGBT agenda in American culture for the past 20 years . . .President Obama has appointed Chai R. Feldblum to the Employment Opportunity... more
On Sunday (06-28-09) was the 36th Annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade.
The gay community gathered on a joyful march along Market Street in the spirit of its celebration theme: "In order to form a more perfect union…"
Mayor Gavin Newson e other local authorities participated on this event to show their support and commitment to preserve everyone's civil rights.
This event that usually attracts a joyful crowd this year seemed to have motivated everyone to come out. It felt like the rainbow was attracting everyone to show their support to marriage and family equality.
Prop. 8 gave the gay community a sense of union that is beyond the aspect of civil union. It made us realize that denying lawful recognition to longtime commitment among same gender couples affects the lives of their children as well.
The thought that children of same sex gender grew up by under the social stigma of their illegitimacy status, it's enough reason to recognize that Prop. 8 is extremely unfair!
Meanwhile, gays everywhere shall stand up and keep on shouting out loud: "homophobia got to go!"On Sunday (06-28-09) was the 36th Annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade.
The gay... more
John Baldacci, Governor of Maine, signed a bill legalizing gay marriage, making Maine the fifth state to do so.John Baldacci, Governor of Maine, signed a bill legalizing gay marriage, making Maine... more
In the light of recent events that have taken place in the state of California, many people have decided that it’s time to take matters into our own hands. We will not sit back and let the rest of the world decide what we can and cannot do in America the Free.
We have borrowed from the Chicano movement and modified their "Day without a Mexican" into "Day without a Gay."
This concept is simple, but makes a huge impact.
On December 10th, 2008 we ask that all people in the LGBT community and all of our supporters call in sick to work and do not attend school. We ask that you do not purchase anything that day. We want California to see how many of us there are, and that there may be a person in their life that they didn’t know was gay.
Please join us. I know, personally, how extremely difficult it can be to come out and be open about yourself. I have overcome my fear, and I hope that all of you are able to as well.
We need to stand strong in California, and around the country. We need those that oppose us to know that we are strong and that we will NEVER GIVE UP.
Join us, and gain your equality. **this is not restricted to California**
The Official Website: day without a gay * orgIn the light of recent events that have taken place in the state of California, many... more