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New Zealand MP hits back at gay marriage bill attackers with reason!! And logic!! Continue reading
Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien resigned as Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh on Monday, saying he won’t attend the coming conclave of cardinals to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI… Continue reading
Child abuse, not so much.
AUSTRALIA’S Cardinal George Pell yesterday called on the Vatican press office to respond “in some constructive way” to reports of an internal investigation by three senior cardinals that told Pope Benedict XVI about an insidious web of blackmail, corruption and homosexual sex inside the Vatican.
The 400 students at a private school in Woodstock, for example, must adhere to a policy that states, “Homosexual behavior, whether an ‘immoral act’ or ‘identifying statement,’ is incompatible with enrollment at Cherokee Christian Schools and is a basis for dismissal.”
A male student at the Shiloh Hills Christian School in Kennesaw, who utters “I like boys” or “I am a homosexual” will be expelled.
And at the 800-student Providence Christian Academy 20 miles north of Atlanta, a student who is gay, lesbian or bisexual or supports people who are could be kicked out…
Steve Suitts, the vice president of the foundation and the author of the report, said that as many as a third of the schools in the scholarship program have strict antigay policies or adhere to a religious philosophy that holds homosexuality as immoral or a sin.
Maybe one day somebody could explain to me why the religious right is so horribly, paralytically, pants-shittingly scared of homosexuality? What do they imagine is going to happen if two people of the same sex happen to get it on?
If we can understand this phobia, perhaps we can employ the power somehow — have gay sex in fundamentalist churches, maybe, so they can’t use them any more.
No matter how stupid and bigoted it is.
A CANDIDATE for Bob Katter’s Australian Party has backed discrimination against homosexuals, warning they should be afforded the same access to work in kindergartens as pedophiles.
Tess Corbett yesterday refused to back away from inflammatory comments on the issue, arguing that free speech meant she should be able to articulate her opinion.
SMH has more details.
And I agree with her completely: much better to get lunacy like this out in the open where we can laugh at it. But I don’t think Ms Corbett is going to win her election, somehow.
Update: Ms Corbett has withdrawn her candidacy.
More than 1,000 priests have signed a letter voicing concerns that same-sex marriage will threaten religious freedoms in a way that was last seen during centuries of persecution of Catholics in England.
In the letter published in the Daily Telegraph, the priests claim that same-sex marriage could even lead to Catholics being excluded from some professions, such as teaching.
The letter, signed by 1,054 priests as well as 13 bishops, abbots and other senior Catholic figures, raises fears that the simple acts of practising or speaking about their faith will be severely limited.
Here’s what they meant to say: The more authorities who throw their weight behind rational and compassionate decision-making, the easier it will become for everyone to see that our beliefs are crap, our ideas are bigoted and our God is a non-existent bogey under the bed.
And this is the best bit:
The bishop of Portsmouth, the Right Rev Philip Egan, one of the signatories, told the Telegraph: “I am very anxious that when we are preaching in church or teaching in our Catholic schools or witnessing to the Christian faith of what marriage is that we are not going to be able to do it, that we could be arrested for being bigots or homophobes.”
Well, yes, if you preach bigotry and homophobia when preaching bigotry and homophobia is against the law, you will be breaking the law. That’s the way it is, bish. Clearly logic is not your strong point.
PS: Try telling your congregation to go out and burn witches next Sunday.
The Presidential Inauguration Committee announced Tuesday that the President Obama has selected Pastor Louie Giglio of the Georgia-based Passion City Church to deliver the benediction for his second inauguration. In a mid-1990s sermon identified as Giglio’s, available online on a Christian training website, he preached rabidly anti-LGBT views.
The 54-minute sermon, entitled “In Search of a Standard – Christian Response to Homosexuality,” advocates for dangerous “ex-gay” therapy for gay and lesbian people, references a biblical passage often interpreted to require gay people be executed, and impels Christians to “firmly respond to the aggressive agenda” and prevent the “homosexual lifestyle” from becoming accepted in society. Below are some of the most disturbing views in the sermon.
Why doesn’t this whackjob have to go before a Selection Committee?
Update: Giglio has — rather ungraciously — withdrawn his nomination.
Men in a civil union will now be allowed to become bishops in the Church of England, but they are not allowed to have sex.
Intercourse between two men — or two women — remains a sin.
“Homosexual genital acts fall short of the Christian ideal and are to be met with a call to repentance and the exercise of compassion,” according to Anglican doctrine.
Men and women in same-sex unions were already allowed to serve as priests in the Church of England, but there was a moratorium on advancement to the episcopate — becoming a bishop — while the church considered the issue.
The church announced Friday that if men in celibate civil unions may be priests, then there is no reason for them not to be bishops, as long as they are “living in accordance with the teaching of the Church on human sexuality.”
Said the Bishop of Westminster
To the Bish of Bath and Wells,
“Will you marry me tomorrow
To the sound of wedding bells?
We’ll drive off from the reception
In a limousine of white.
But I won’t fellate your willy,
Because that would not be right.”
Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, used his sermon at Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve to accuse ministers of acting to legalise same-sex marriage in defiance of public opinion.
The Coalition has said it will change the law to allow homosexual couples to marry. It says churches that do not wish to hold same sex marriages will not have to, and the Church of England will be excluded from the legislation.
Pope Benedict used his annual Christmas message to denounce gay marriage, saying that it destroyed the “essence of the human creature.”
In one of his most important speeches of the year, the Pope stressed that a person’s gender identity is God-given and unchangeable. As a result, he sees gay marriage as a “manipulation of nature.”
“People dispute the idea that they have a nature, given to them by their bodily identity, that serves as a defining element of the human being,” he said at the Vatican on Friday. “They deny their nature and decide that it is not something previously given to them, but that they make it for themselves.”
The Pope has said that gay marriage, like abortion and euthanasia, is a threat to world peace.
Because they will give birth to and raise vast armies of gay children, who will rise up in their millions and…
Dr Logan has suggested Lottery funds could be used to set up an interactive intolerance museum where visitors could pay to watch someone weave an argument out of bits of Bible and some string.
He added: “They should make the arguments by candlelight. And they should speak while holding their lapels.”
Pope Benedict XVI has been pictured giving a blessing to Rebecca Kadaga, the Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, who has promised to pass the country’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill as a “Christmas gift”.
Yesterday, Kadaga was at the Vatican to meet the Pope and to attend a human rights conference.
The topic was “Human Rights: how to remove them”.
The ex-gay leader of a Christian prayer group is under investigation for possibly coordinating his wife’s murder.
Tyler Deaton, 26, of Kansas City, Mo., is under investigation for allegedly coordinating the murder of Bethany Deaton, 27.
A member of the prayer group, 23-year-old Micah Moore, told investigators that Deaton persuaded him to murder Bethany, and make it appear as a suicide. Moore has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
An anti-gay Christian preacher is already blaming Hurricane Sandy on gays.
As the east coast of the United States prepares for the storm, which has already killed 60 people in the Caribbean, author and chaplain John McTernan has decided who is at fault.
On his website Defend Proclaim The Faith, the preacher says the gathering storm must be God’s judgment on gays, and punishing the president Barack Obama for coming out in support of marriage equality.
Because the omniscient all-mighty Supreme Honcho of the Entire Universe can’t think up a way to stop men fucking without flooding a city and killing fifty innocent people? O…….kay!
Time to back away slowly now…
It’s International Believe Weird Shit Day!
…today, we pledge to agree with what everyone else believes and says, just for one day. We are not allowed to dissent, ‘offend’ or question. Also, to be fair, we ask everyone else to agree with everything that we believe and say. So let’s see how that works out.
Just for today, I agree with the following twenty five beliefs:
I agree with the Greek poet Hesiod that the world began when Gaia emerged out of Chaos, and gave birth to Uranus, who made her pregnant to give birth to the Titans, after which Gaia convinced her son Conus to castrate his father and become King of the Titans.
I agree with the Bible that the creator of the universe came to planet Earth, circling one of a hundred billion stars in one of a hundred billion galaxies, so that he could impregnate a virgin in order to give birth to himself, then be tortured and die and dictate a book about it…..
Ryan Andresen was bullied and harassed as a gay teenager, and became an anti-bullying activist, and the Boy Scouts are anti-gay and his being gay may be one of the main reasons he is not being allowed to become an Eagle scout. But, he and his scout leader had already talked about his sexual orientation, and Ryan was told “We’ll get by the gay thing” when it came to his elevation the Eagle status. But, when the final forms were being filled out, Ryan refused to check off the box saying that he agreed to the principle of “Duty to God.”
Actually, when you think about it, doesn’t ‘boy scouts’ start to sound faintly sinister? ‘Boy scouts’. ‘Boy scouts’
Anyway, just sign the petition.
Jerry Brown bashes religion and alternative medicine!
CALIFORNIA has become the first state to ban controversial and disputed ”ex-gay” therapies for minors, a step hailed by gay rights groups across the country that say the therapies are unscientific and cause dangerous emotional harm to gay and lesbian teenagers.
”This bill bans non-scientific ‘therapies’ that have driven young people to depression and suicide,” the state’s Governor, Jerry Brown, said in a statement on Saturday after he signed the bill into law. ”These practices have no basis in science or medicine, and they will now be relegated to the dustbin of quackery.”
And ‘Dustbin of Quackery’ would be a great name for a group!
Update 2012-10-03: The UK is getting into the act too.
…that it’s OK to make shit up.
Sydney’s Anglican Archbishop, Peter Jensen, drew strong criticism for comments on ABC TV’s Q&A on Monday night that the gay lifestyle led to a “significantly shorter life”….
One of several studies by Paul Cameron and his son, Kirk, of the Family Research Institute in Colorado in the United States – which claims its ”overriding mission is to generate empirical research on issues that threaten the traditional family, particularly homosexuality, AIDS, sexual social policy and drug abuse” – concluded heterosexual men outlived gay men by 20 years….
The study has been criticised for its lack of academic rigour. It was partly based on lifespan estimates of men and women and gays and lesbians from obituaries in several US newspapers….
“Some doctors have told me that health outcomes are worse for gay and lesbian people, and gay activists themselves point to health problems. I mean this in the widest sense, not just HIV-AIDS but rates of cancer, alcoholism and other disease…..
A Sydney researcher who runs the Gay Community Periodic Surveys, Martin Holt, said Dr Jensen’s vague assertion that the lifespan of practising gays was significantly shorter than heterosexual men seemed to originate from discredited US research.
”The gist of the Camerons’ argument was that lesbians and gay men must die younger than their heterosexual peers because they appeared to be under-represented in studies of older people,” Dr Holt, from the University of NSW, said.
And Dr Jensen can’t think of any reason why older people might have been reluctant to admit to being gay?
Australian Christian Lobby spirals ever-faster towards irrelevance…
PRIME Minister Julia Gillard will address the Australian Christian Lobby’s national conference next month, despite its leader yesterday suggesting a homosexual ”lifestyle” was more hazardous to health than smoking.
The lobby’s managing director, Jim Wallace, made the claim in Tasmania yesterday during a debate on same-sex marriage.
”I think we’re going to owe smokers a big apology when the homosexual community’s own statistics for its health – which it presents when it wants more money for health – are that is has higher rates of drug taking, of suicide, it has the life of a male reduced by up to 20 years,” he told the audience.
”The life of smokers is reduced by something like seven to 10 years and yet we tell all our kids at school they shouldn’t smoke.”
If you smoke after intercourse… you need more lubrication.
Update 2012-09-06: Our beloved Prime Minister has now declined the invitation to speak to the ACL. It seems there are some things even she won’t stand for.
A SYDNEY doctor who is a member of the Exclusive Brethren Christian sect has been banned from practising as a GP after he prescribed chemical castration to a young man who sought a ”cure” for homosexuality.
Mark Christopher James Craddock, 75, wrote the 18-year-old patient a script for the anti-androgen therapy cyproterone acetate (Cyprostat) during a 10-minute consultation in his home in February 2008.
The patient, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was at the time a member of the Exclusive Brethren church.
Is there a cure for stupidity, Doctor? Not in your medicine kit, apparently.
In a just-released Washington Post poll, members of the Tea Party came in as the lowest supporters of same-sex marriage by a huge margin. The poll overall finds that 53% of all adults (and 52% of registered voters) believe same-sex marriage should be “legal,” while 42% feel it should be “illegal,” maintaining the consistent response rate found by almost every major poll over the past few years, which find that the majority of Americans support extending civil marriage to same-sex couples….
While Democrats came in with 68% support for same-sex marriage, Independents with 57%, and Republicans with only 30%, a mere 6% of Tea Party members said they support same-sex marriage. No other group was close to that low support level. Even Republican religious values voters (along with pro-government conservatives) came in at 11%, almost twice the rate of Tea Party Republicans.
The US Republican party is providing us all with an object lesson in what happens when a political force seeks to embrace a particular religion. Every step that leads to the recruitment of a new fundamentalist leads to the loss of someone bright and well-informed enough to see that issues have two sides. Only the miserable showing of the almost equally dysfunctional Democrats conceals what a poor excuse for a political movement the Republicans have become. By now they can’t even field a credible Presidential candidate. Magic underpants, anyone?
Late this week, a federal court jury in Detroit awarded $4.5 million to Chris Armstrong, a recent graduate of the University of Michigan and the campus’ first openly gay student body president, who was harassed and stalked by the former Michigan assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell in early 2010.
Shirvell was fined on counts of defamation, stalking, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and invasion of privacy on Thursday. After Armstrong was elected student body president, Shirvell took to his personal blog called “The Chris Armstrong Watch” to write defamatory comments about the student, whom he accused of being a “radical homosexual activist, racist, elitist, and liar,” and wrote about the student holding orgies and having sex in children’s playgrounds and other public places.
Shirvell didn’t stop at blog posts though. He eventually began following the student on campus and showing up at his house. The lawyer was temporarily banned from the University of Michigan campus at that time.
In a 2010 CNN interview, Shirvell tried to defend his actions saying, “I’m a Christian citizen exercising my First Amendment rights.” …
The lawyer was fired from the attorney general’s office in 2010 for misusing his work day hours (which were paid for by state funds), as well as violating office polices and engaging in “borderline stalking behavior.”
Unfortunately this ‘Christian citizen’ is now out of a job and is unlikely to ever pay the fine. But no doubt other like-minded citizens in the Christian community will rally round to help and ensure that this former officer of the law doesn’t have to default on his legal obligations…
The most influential Catholic in England and Wales has warned that same-sex marriages would be a “profoundly radical step” that would threaten the true meaning of matrimony, it has been reported.
Plans to extend marriage to same-sex couples would strip the union of its “distinctive nature” and reduce it to just the commitment of the two people involved, without recognising the intention of procreation and the education of children, the Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, will say.
The warning is part of a letter seen by the Daily Telegraph which is due to be read from the pulpit in 2,500 churches during Mass this Sunday.
This is “the most influential Catholic in England and Wales?” Then we have nothing to fear.
The gay marriage opponent seen in a viral video accidentally setting a fire outside the General Mills headquarters is a Minnesota real estate broker who has previously recorded a series of anti-gay YouTube clips…
Leisner announces that he is there to protest the company’s advocacy of gay marriage, a reference to the food conglomerate’s June announcement that it opposes a November ballot initiative banning such nuptials. “So we are going to torch some cereal,” Leisner says, as cars can be heard zooming past on nearby Interstate 394.
But after Leisner torches the Cheerios box, he somehow allows flames to spread to the lawn in front of a giant General Mills sign. After trying–and failing–to stamp out the flames with his feet, Leisner tells two young companions, “Okay, get out of here guys.”
THE partner of tragic MP David Cairns yesterday demanded the new Archbishop of Glasgow resign – for linking his premature death at the age of 44 to his gay lifestyle.
Dermot Kehoe nursed the Scotland Office minister on his deathbed when he became gravely ill with acute pancreatitis last year.
Kehoe insisted Archbishop Philip Tartaglia had “blackened” the late Inverclyde MP’s name by implying his death was linked to his sexuality.
The archbishop’s comments about the MP – a former priest – date back to April but were only made public on Tuesday as his appointment was announced….
Tartaglia, whose then Paisley diocese covered the Cairns family’s parish, made the comments at a debate at Oxford University on religious freedom.
“Luigi, why are all the men who give up sex to become Catholic priests so stupid?”
“Well, it’s like this, your holiness…”
Scotland could become the first part of the UK to introduce gay marriage after the SNP government announced plans to make the change.
Ministers confirmed they would bring forward a bill on the issue, indicating the earliest ceremonies could take place by the start of 2015.
Political leaders, equality organisations and some faith groups welcomed introducing same-sex marriage.
But it was strongly opposed by the Catholic Church and Church of Scotland.
Well, that came out of left field…