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I ended up in Castro with a small group by accident in 1997. It has very open homosexuality. I am not surprised at all that there was conflict. I have a new satire article.Russ:)
Ironic how they demand "acceptance" and "tolerance", but are not willing to practice any themselves.
Russ,I ended up in Castro with a small group by accident in 1997. It has very open homosexuality.Really?! Wow.I am not surprised at all that there was conflict.Interesting.
Greg,Ironic how they demand "acceptance" and "tolerance", but are not willing to practice any themselves.Yeah, similar to my Tues. Nov. 18th post about Saudi Arabia, "the worst persecutor of Christians and other faiths of any country in the Muslim world," hosting an interfaith meeting, claiming that it was for the purpose of "building bridges between people of different faiths and cultures."
A related subject is briefly mentioned in my latest comments.;)
If the first was the real deal (not staged) I would be encouraged that at least one of them was helped.I started to watch the third, but the moment it began showing clips from gay parades, etc. I had to stop. I just can't read about or watch homosexual acts at all. It is repulsive, an abomination to God, and I can't look at it. Actually, I turn away or close my eyes even when a hetersexual couple kiss on a movie, so I guess it's no wonder. Just one of those things that should be done in secret, and I don't feel comfortable watching. I think I would feel defiled if I knew too many details about perverse forms of sex.
Russ,A related subject is briefly mentioned in my latest comments.;)I left a comment on your one blog site, but I'll have to visit your other site, maybe later today.
Farrah,If the first was the real deal (not staged) I would be encouraged that at least one of them was helped.I feel confident that the first video was not staged, as I have watched a number of similar evangelistic videos of different unrelated groups and people. I have witnessed to people myself in a somewhat similar manner (but with no video camera or microphone), though not to homosexuals. However, I have seen other videos of people like Mark Cahill witnessing one-on-one to homosexuals at a Gay Pride festival, which he does every year, and he does it in a very loving, casual manner.I started to watch the third, but the moment it began showing clips from gay parades, etc. I had to stop. I just can't read about or watch homosexual acts at all. It is repulsive, an abomination to God, and I can't look at it.I don't blame you. I watched one video a while back which had open gay sex in the streets, while the police just stood by and watched, and I could not watch any more than less than a minute of it, because it was so repulsive and shocking.Actually, I turn away or close my eyes even when a hetersexual couple kiss on a movie, so I guess it's no wonder.That is unusual for anyone today, especially after all the things we are exposed to by the media. However, homosexual acts are, as you said, an abomination to God, and are horrifyingly repulsive and unnatural, and are an offense against God, because it is rebellion against the way He made us, and it is tantamount to spitting in God's face.I think I would feel defiled if I knew too many details about perverse forms of sex.Then make sure you do NOT read my Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008 post on Homosexuality, because it discusses the various sexual perversions in graphic detail, and the medical implications of each of them. People say, "Why don't you just leave them (gays) alone?" and, "If two people love each other, then that's a good thing, no matter who they are!" (or something like that.) But the article talks about how dangerous and fatal homosexual acts really are. The aforementioned Mark Cahill, in one of his books, writes about how easy it is for him to witness to homosexuals, because, he says, homosexuals are very familiar with death, since most homosexuals have many friends who have died of AIDS.
QUEERLY BELOVEDSchool takes 1st-graders to see lesbian teacher wed'This is an overt indoctrination of children who are too young'Posted: October 11, 20087:30 pm Eastern© 2008 WorldNetDaily"A public school in San Francisco bused 18 first-graders to City Hall yesterday, so the youngsters could scatter rose petals in celebration of their lesbian teacher's wedding.The students, from Creative Arts Charter School, waited on the steps for their teacher with bags of pink rose petals, bottles of bubbles and, at least for some, with political buttons asking Californians to vote down Proposition 8, a ballot measure that seeks to define marriage in the state as a union between one man and one woman."She's a really nice teacher. She's the best," 6-year-old Chava Novogrodsky-Godt told the San Francisco Chronicle, wearing a "No on 8" button on her shirt. "I want her to have a good wedding."As WND reported, supporters of California's Proposition 8 have claimed that combining legalized same-sex marriage with the state's mandate that schools "teach respect for marriage and committed relationships" would result in kindergartners being taught the virtues of homosexual marriage. Opponents have called such arguments fabrications and scare tactics.Yesterday's field trip wasn't quite kindergartners, but it was close."It shows that not only can it happen, but it has already happened," said Chip White, press secretary for the Yes on 8 campaign."It's just utterly unreasonable that a public school field trip would be to a same-sex wedding," White told the Chronicle. "This is overt indoctrination of children who are too young to have an understanding of its purpose."The school's interim director Liz Jaroflow, however, defended the field trip to a homosexual wedding as academically justifiable."It really is what we call a teachable moment," she told the Chronicle. "I think I'm well within the parameters."Jaroflow also told the Chronicle that despite the potential objections of some the decision was not controversial for her, and that "it's certainly an issue I would be willing to put my job on the line for."According to the Chronicle, the field trip was a surprise to the teacher, Erin Carder, and originally proposed by a parent."How many days in school are they going to remember?" asked parent Mark Lipsett. "This is a day they'll definitely remember."Carder married Kerri McCoy on the office balcony of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who officiated the ceremony.As the couple held hands on the balcony overlooking the City Hall's rotunda, Carder proclaimed, "With this ring I thee wed!" shouting the last word for emphasis.The couple told the Chronicle that they have participated in campaigning against Proposition 8 and planned to travel around the city after the ceremony in a motorized trolley car with banners reading "Just Married" and "Vote No on 8."Two families of children in the class chose not to give permission for the trip, their children remaining at the school with another first-grade class."from: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=77734
School holds surprise 'Gay' Day for kindergartnersParents outraged at public elementary's secretive 'coming out' eventPosted: October 22, 20089:34 pm EasternBy Chelsea Schilling© 2008 WorldNetDailySACRAMENTO, Calif. – "Some parents are shocked to find their children are learning to be homosexual allies and will participate in "Coming Out Day" at a public elementary school tomorrow – and they claim the school failed to notify parents.One mother of a kindergartner who attends Faith Ringgold School of Art and Science, a K-8 charter school in Hayward, Calif., said she asked her 5-year-old daughter what she was learning at school.The little girl replied, "We're learning to be allies."The mother also said a Gay Straight Alliance club regularly meets in the kindergarten classroom during lunch.According to a Pacific Justice Institute report, Faith Ringgold opted not to inform the parents of its pro-homosexual activities beforehand. The school is celebrating "Gay and Lesbian History Month" and is in the process of observing "Ally Week," a pro-"gay" occasion usually geared toward high school students.The school is scheduled to host discussions about families and has posted fliers on school grounds portraying only homosexuals. According to the report, a "TransAction Gender-Bender Read-Aloud" will take place Nov. 20. Students will listen to traditional stories with "gay" or transgender twists, to include "Jane and the Beanstalk."Some parents only recently noticed posters promoting the school's "Coming Out Day" tomorrow – celebrated 12 days after the national "Coming Out Day" usually observed on Oct. 11. When WND contacted the school to confirm the event, a female representative replied, "Yes, it is scheduled on our calendar."When asked if the school made any efforts to inform parents, she refused to answer and said Hayward Unified School District would have to respond to additional questions. However, the district did not answer its phones or e-mails, and a voicemail recording would not take messages. "Coming Out Day" is not listed on the district's online schoolcalendar.Some of the parents contacted Pacific Justice Institute for representation when they learned the school was pushing pro-"gay" events for young children without warning.Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute, said opponents of California's proposed ban on same-sex marriage, or Proposition 8, often say the measure would not have an effect on public schools – but this is one of many recent developments that prove otherwise."Do we need any further proof that gay activists will target children as early as possible?" he asked. "Opponents of traditional marriage keep telling us that Prop. 8 has nothing to do with education. In reality, they want to push the gay lifestyle on kindergartners, and we can only imagine how much worse it will be if Prop. 8 is defeated. This is not a scenario most Californians want replayed in their elementary schools."Concerned individuals may contact Faith Ringgold School of Art and Science by e-mailing Principal Diana Levy or calling (510) 889-7399. The Hayward Unified School Districtcan be reached at (510)784-2600 or by filling out the district contact form.from: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=78829
I knew about the wedding. I did not know about the other. Horrifying. This is why we homeschool. You just never know exactly what is going on in the classroom unless you are in it.
Farrah,I don't believe that everyone is capable of homeschooling, and I don't believe everyone can afford private schools, but I think that public schools have been getting worse and worse, and all the raising of funds that has been occurring toward education has not kept our public schools from going down the toilet, and going from bad to worse. They took the Bible out of schools, then they took prayer out of schools, then they took spanking out of schools, and then they removed the Ten Commandments. It should not be a surprise to anyone, then, that the public school system is a failure.
I know not everyone can homeschool. But MOST could if they really wanted to. In all honesty? Lots of people don't do it because they think it's too hard. It isn't that hard, and it's SOOOO worth it. And any budget can do it, too. I had a school teacher tell me she didn't feel qualified! Absurd!I would have to be homeless or extremely desperate before I would put my son in a public school. I am willing to suffer almost anything to keep it from happening. Even when I was on the brink of death, I still homeschooled. Sometimes I did it from bed. To me it would be like casting him to the wolves for 6 to 8 hours a day. I was there 20 years ago, and it was bad then.
Farrah,But MOST could if they really wanted to.You may be right. Maybe a lot of parents are not willing to put in the work and effort it would take. But some are doing a bad job at parenting, and would not make good home school teachers.I am willing to suffer almost anything to keep it from happening. Even when I was on the brink of death, I still homeschooled. Sometimes I did it from bed.Too bad more parents don't have your commitment. To me it would be like casting him to the wolves for 6 to 8 hours a day. I was there 20 years ago, and it was bad then.I completely agree. I don't have kids, but I taught (P.E, Art and a night class in Weighttraining) at one public school in a poor black neighborhood for a year, and I taught at one Christian school (P.E. and also a study hall class) for a year.
Miami judge rules against Florida gay adoption banTuesday, November 25, 2008 7:39 PM ESTThe Associated PressBy CURT ANDERSON AP Legal Affairs WriterMIAMI (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ruled that a strict Florida law that blocks gay people from adopting children is unconstitutional, declaring there was no legal or scientific reason for sexual orientation alone to prohibit anyone from adopting.Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Cindy Lederman said the 31-year-old law violates equal protection rights for the children and their prospective gay parents, rejecting the state's arguments that there is "a supposed dark cloud hovering over homes of homosexuals and their children."She noted that gay people are allowed to be foster parents in Florida. "There is no rational basis to prohibit gay parents from adopting," she wrote in a 53-page ruling.Florida is the only state with an outright ban on gay adoption. Arkansas voters last month approved a measure similar to a law in Utah that bans any unmarried straight or gay couples from adopting or fostering children. Mississippi bans gay couples, but not single gays, from adopting.The ruling means that Martin Gill, 47, and his male partner can adopt two brothers, ages 4 and 8, whom he has cared for as foster children since December 2004."I've never seen myself as less than anybody else," Gill said. "We're very grateful. Today, I've cried the first tears of joy in my life."He said the two boys have been practicing writing their new last names, and the older one said: "That's what's going to make us a family."Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union, who represent Gill, said the case was the first in the nation in which numerous experts in child psychology, social work and other fields testified that there is no science to justify a gay adoption ban.The state planned a swift appeal, likely setting up a battle that could reach the Florida Supreme Court. A judge in gay-friendly Key West also found the law unconstitutional in September, but that ruling has not been appealed and has limited legal reach.The state presented experts who claimed there was a higher incidence of drug and alcohol abuse among gay couples, that they were more unstable than heterosexual unions and that the children of gay couples suffer a societal stigma.Organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association and American Psychiatric Association all support permitting same-sex couples to adopt.Lederman rejected all the state's arguments soundly."It is clear that sexual orientation is not a predictor of a person's ability to parent," the judge wrote. "A child in need of love, safety and stability does not first consider the sexual orientation of his parent. The exclusion causes some children to be deprived of a permanent placement with a family that is best suited to their needs."Florida Assistant Attorney General Valerie Martin said an appeal would be filed on behalf of the state Department of Children & Families. She declined additional comment.Neil Skene, special counsel for DCF, said the judge did an "excellent job" on the case, but the department still must enforce state law. He noted that DCF placed the foster children with Gill."We think this is a wonderful foster parent," Skene said.Reaction came quickly from advocates of gay, lesbian and transgender parents who have long considered Florida's law the most draconian in the nation. Jennifer Chrisler, executive director of the Boston-based Family Equality Council, said the decision is a "long-overdue recognition of the equal ability of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to raise happy, healthy families.""The best interests of children should be decided by parents, families, professionals and judges, not opportunistic politicians and interest groups," Chrisler said.John Stemberger, chairman of a successful drive earlier this month to pass a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in Florida, called the ruling "classic judicial activism" and predicted it would be reversed on appeal."Everywhere in the law where children are affected, the standard must always be what is in the best interest of the child," said Stemberger, an attorney in Orlando. "What is stunning to me is that when it comes to dealing with gays, that standard goes out the window. Children do better with a mother and a father."———Associated Press Writer Bill Kaczor in Tallahassee contributed to this report.
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