Newsbytes July 4 - Homosexuality, “Gay marriage” battle
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Interview with Former Homosexual Stephen Black – Part One
“The reason the Lord has reminded me of the things I went through was to demonstrate that, though many people claim they are born gay, it is childhood influences and not genetics that incline one to homosexuality.
My Ex-Gay Friend - New York Times
He wrote, “Homosexuality is a cage in which you are trapped in an endless cycle of constantly wanting more — sexually — that you can never actually receive, constantly full of emptiness, trying to justify your twisted actions by politics and ‘feel good’ language.”
Ex-Lesbian Linda Jernigan – Then: ‘Not Really Straight,’ Now: ‘Never Was Gay’
The homosexual crowd simply can’t deal with the reality that “gays” can change and leave their homosexuality behind (usually with God’s help)
NEW YORK SAME-SEX “MARRIAGE” PASSES
Behind N.Y. Gay Marriage, an Unlikely Mix of Forces - New York Times
In the 35th-floor conference room of a Manhattan high-rise, two of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s most trusted advisers held a secret meeting a few weeks ago with a group of super-rich Republican donors. It sounded improbable: top Republican moneymen helping a Democratic rival with one of his biggest legislative goals.
But the donors in the room — the billionaire Paul Singer, whose son is gay, joined by the hedge fund managers Cliff Asness and Daniel Loeb — had the influence and the money to insulate nervous senators from conservative backlash if they supported the marriage measure. Within days, the wealthy Republicans sent back word: They were on board.
N.Y. Legislature Showed ‘Profound Failure of Moral Courage’ in Redefining Marriage
“A clear majority of the people of New York oppose counterfeit ‘marriage,’ but Gov. Cuomo and anti-family lawmakers have shown that their allegiance is to a small but vocal minority seeking to redefine marriage and family,” Anthony Perkins said.
‘Gay Marriage,’ Libertarians, and Civil Rights - George Weigel
“Gay marriage” in fact represents a vast expansion of state power. The viciousness visited upon Archbishop Dolan and other defenders of marriage rightly understood during the weeks before the vote in Albany is yet another testimony to the totalitarian impulse that lurks beneath the gay marriage movement.
Triumphant Cuomo hailed at gay pride parade - NY Post
Throngs of cheering supporters greeted Gov. Andrew Cuomo as he led off the parade two days after signing the historic bill that made New York the sixth state to extend full marriage rights to gay couples.
And now there are six - Mercatornet
With the passage of same-sex marriage in New York, there are six American states where it is legal. Is there a bright side? The legalisation of same-sex marriage in the state of New York is not altogether bad news. It could wake up voters in other states – and other countries – to the strengths of the push for “marriage equality” and to the weaknesses of the defence of traditional marriage.
Dangerous Directions - Ignatious Insight
Frank Furedi, writing for Spiked Online, offers this solid and rather chilling analysis of the passage of “same-sex marriage” legislation in New York State:
over the past decade the issue of gay marriage has been transformed into a cultural weapon, which explicitly challenges prevailing norms through condemning those who oppose it. This is not so much a call for legal change as a cause, a crusade – and one which endows its supporters with moral superiority while demoting its opponents with the status of moral inferiority.
MORE ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE
IMPORTANT ARTICLE - What same-sex “marriage” has done to Massachusetts - Mass Resistance
It’s far worse than most people realize. Anyone who thinks that same-sex “marriage” is a benign eccentricity which won’t affect the average person should consider what it has done in Massachusetts. It’s become a hammer to force the acceptance and normalization of homosexuality on everyone. And this train is moving fast. What has happened so far is only the beginning.
Will gays benefit from same-sex marriage? - Mercatornet
Public recognition of same-sex unions will not make homosexuals happier and will not give them the social acceptance that they crave.
AMA adopts policy supporting same-sex marriage
Running Scared on Same-Sex Marriage by Benjamin Shapiro
This week, David Frum – who had been holding on to his self-proclaimed conservative label by his fingernails – dropped into the abyss of moral relativism, embracing same-sex marriage. Society has now bought into the leftist argument that you are bigoted if you do not accept same-sex marriage. Americans now believe that standing against same-sex marriage is the same as standing against interracial marriage.
How MassResistance battled in NY State House against “gay marriage” bill
Told NY Senators what happened in Massachusetts
The Death of Moral Community, Say Goodbye to Los Angeles - By Patrick J. Buchanan
“The opponents (of same-sex marriage) have no case other than ignorance and misconception and prejudice.” So writes Richard Cohen in his celebratory column about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s role in legalizing gay marriage in New York state.
Now, given that no nation in 20 centuries of Christendom legalized homosexual marriage, and, in this century, majorities in all 31 states where it has been on the ballot have rejected it, Cohen is pretty much saying that, since the time of Christ, Western history has been an endless Dark Age dominated by moral ignoramuses and bigots.
Gay marriage not a hot topic with Congressional Republicans - Politico
A week after New York became the biggest state to legalize gay marriage, Capitol Hill is all but silent on the topic. Republicans, more focused on spending, taxes and economic issues, are no longer anxious to tangle over spousal rights for same-sex couples.
Support traditional marriage? ‘You’re dead’ - WorldNetDaily
A federal court in Tacoma, Wash., has been asked to order that the names of signatories of a state petition seeking to protect traditional marriage be redacted to protect them from death threats from homosexual activists. The federal court filing said, “The evidence compiled is overwhelming in demonstrating a ‘pattern of threats’ and ‘specific manifestations of public hostility’ … against those who have, often out of a sense of religious conviction, voiced opposition to the homosexual movement.”
Senator Says Defense of Marriage Act ‘On Wrong Side of History,’ Joins LGBT Video - CNS
Thirteen U.S. senators who oppose the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) participated in a video for the pro-homosexual “It Gets Better” project, in which they encourage lesbian and gay youth to persevere and be optimistic about the future
Of Television and Same Sex Marriage - Ben Shapiro
Hollywood’s goal in making homosexuality ubiquitous on television is to create a gay friend and neighbor for everyone, so that they can then make the most effective argument on behalf of gay marriage
Obama Praises Homosexual ‘Spouses’ in Gay Gathering at White House - CNS
Google Criticized for Hiding Gay Pride Month ‘Rainbow Doodle’ - Christian Post
Ontario’s school battle, continued - Catholic Insight
There seems to be an almost unbelievable naiveté about the real purpose of Ontario’s current Equity and Equality school policy. This naiveté is widespread among a) trustees, b) parents and Catholics in general and c) among bishops. In general Catholics are unfamiliar with the culture of the homosexual lifestyle. From 2003 – 2005, some 30 or so English-Canadian bishops issued pastoral letters about sacramental marriage. I have 26 of them in my files. The remarkable characteristic of these letters are that not a single one mentioned the reason for their appearance. There is not a mention in any of them of the ongoing agitation for Canadian law to recognize so-called same-sex “marriage.”
Teachers union funds controversial ‘gender identity’ curriculum - OneNewsNow
All students at Redwood Heights Elementary School in Oakland were instructed by Gender Spectrum, a Bay Area-based organization that hosts training events and consultations aimed at questioning the role of gender in society.
US Department of Education Supports Gay-Straight Alliances
Today the US Department of Education officially announced their support of students forming GSAs in public schools
Homosexual Militants Begin to Infiltrate Boy Scouts
The Scouts have put up resistance for years, but in Britain it looks like they are crumbling. The Scout Association has revealed plans to boost its number of homosexual members and leaders.
Scots civil servants banned from saying ‘homosexual’
Civil servants in Scotland can no longer use the word “homosexual” because it is deemed offensive to gay men, according to new guidance from the Scottish Government.
Head of Stonewall given royal honour - Pink News
Gay Adoptions Experience Huge Increase - Christian Post
Statistics from 2009 show that about 19 percent of same-sex couples claimed they had adopted a child on their forms. This shows a sharp increase since 2000 when just 8 percent stated the same.
A move is under way to make sure Holland, Michigan, sticks with its vote denying special rights for homosexuals OneNewsNow
Queer Democrats Warned About Threats to Reproductive Choice
Feds find fix was in on ‘study’ of homosexuality in ranks - WND
Inspector General says executive summary written before troops surveyed
Microsoft backs multinational same-sex couples - 365 Gay
The letter, addressed to bill sponsor Patrick Leahy, would allow foreign citizens in a same-sex partnership to stay in the country, similar to the benefit opposite-sex partners already have.
Calif. ‘bullying’ bills being advanced - OneNewsNow
In California, a Christian activist says two supposed “anti-bullying” initiatives already passed by the State Assembly could end up being used against Christians.