NewsBytes Dec. 7 - Homosexuality, Transgenderism
Note: This issue has become one of huge cultural change being imposed upon more and more elements of society. Religion has also become highly infected. The video of a Brazilian homosexual priest at Catholic Mass and other events, is perhaps one of the most disturbing things seen on this issue. How the priest manages to be allowed to stay in his position is beyond comprehension.
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Compiled by Steve Jalsevac
Obama Administration Finalizes New Rules on ‘Equal Visitation Rights’ for Same-Sex Partners of Hospital Patients - CNS
Fighting The “Gay Agenda,” Not So Much Of A Political Winner Anymore
Pew has a new poll out today showing that the nation has shifted on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, since the 1990s. Only 27 percent of Americans oppose gays and lesbians serving openly in the military, down from 45 percent in 1994. Fifty-eight percent of Americans support ending DADT. Even among Republicans, there is a narrow split: 44 percent oppose gays serving, while 40 percent favor.
Is the Pentagon betraying its troops? - Mercator
Why repealing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for homosexual servicemen and women will weaken American combat effectiveness.
Army, Marine chiefs cast doubt on Pentagon study that concludes no harm if gays serve openly - Star Tribune
The top uniformed officers of the Army and the Marines say letting gays serve openly in the military at a time of war would be divisive and difficult, sharply challenging a new Pentagon study that calculates the risk as low.
Attacking DOMA, Again, And Again, And Again - The Atlantic
As the federal Congress now has one branch dominated by Republicans, the chances for any legislation that advances gay equality, or rather reverses federal laws that explicitly make same-sex couples and gay people unequal and stigmatized, the arena for action will increasingly be in the courts.
Democrats Pushing Anti-Family Judicial Nominee – Again - Citizenlink
There’s No Such Thing as a Pro-Gay-Agenda Conservative - CNS
Examination of the actual voting records of professional politicians who called themselves “fiscal conservatives” invariably produced copious evidence they were anything but conservative.
In fact, there can be no such thing as a pro-gay-agenda conservative. By definition, conservatives are against the gay agenda because the gay agenda ultimately seeks to overturn the moral order that makes freedom possible
Gender Benders Wage War on Sports - CNS
Kye Allums, a shooting guard on the George Washington University women’s basketball team, has decided that she is a he. Changing her name from “Kay-Kay,” Allums is believed to be the first Division I college basketball player to go public about being a “transgender” person. Allums is listed on the GWU website as a male member of the women’s basketball team.
LPGA Allows Transgender Golf Players to Compete - Golf Digest
The LPGA players voted to abolish the “female by birth” requirement on December 1st, meaning that transgender golfers can compete in tournaments. The association, which was sued in October by 57-year-old California transgender golfer Lana Lawless, now will be open to persons who have undergone gender-reassignment surgery
‘Dancing With the Stars’ Wants Portia DeGeneres for First Same-Sex Dance Couple? - Fox News
Woman becomes nation’s 1st transgender trial judge - Yahoo
Alameda County elections officials say Victoria Kolakowski beat prosecutor John Creighton 51 to 48 percent — a margin of nearly 10,000 votes — in the Nov. 2 election to fill the vacancy in California’s Superior Court.
Liberation—or deprivation? - Mercator
The legalisation of same-sex marriage means that children will grow up without mothers or without fathers. This is progress?
‘Coming out’ assembly concerns parents - One News now
A pro-family group is outraged that a high school in Massachusetts allowed an event on campus at which seven teachers spoke about how they “came out” as homosexuals.
Philly, Boy Scouts End Gay-Rights Battle over Headquarters - CNS
The city had threatened to evict the scouts for violating its anti-discrimination laws, and urged the group to reject national Boy Scouts of America policies that ban gays. But a jury this year found the eviction would infringe on the private group’s right to free association. Rather than appeal, the city will instead offer to sell the building to the Cradle of Liberty Council for $500,000, less than half its $1.1 million value, council lawyer Jason Gosselin said Wednesday.
12 things your MP never told you about the family…but ought to, before consulting you about same-sex marriage - Mercator
Reorienting sexuality - Mercator
The idea that sexual orientation is fixed is based on an impoverished view of the human person, says a former lesbian.
Makeup Of Prop 8 Panel Seems Promising for Gay “Marriage” Advocates - Law.com
Evangelicals need to rethink what they do and say about gay “marriage” - First Things
Believing (wrongly) that the debate is over, some evangelicals have decided that Christians should let the state define marriage any way it chooses and focus their attention only on what the Church does. This would be a fundamental mistake.
CATHOLICS AND HOMOSEXUALITY
Video: Gay Brazilan “Priest” Profanes “Holy” Mass - Unbelievable - Gloria TV
‘Powerful Lesbian’ Advises Marquette on ‘Gay Issues’ - Cardinal Newman Society
The Marquette Warrior blog reports that a professor named one of “20 Powerful Lesbian Academics” was invited last month to “consult” the University on “Gay issues.”
Gender-Blind’ Student Housing Is Under Consideration at Georgetown University - Cardinal Newman Society
Gay times at Catholic fundraising event - Speroforum