Sunday, December 10, 2006


Sorry, but Blogger is behaving strangely these days. You might find that your comments don't appear very soon after you post them -- it might even take hours. And when I post something, it often simply fails to appear. It gets to zero percent and stays there.

This service has been funky for nearly a week, but these last couple of days have been especially bad.

These things happen, and it usually sorts itself out in a few days. Hang in there.


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December 11, 2006 11:39 AM  
Blogger JimK said...

Anon, you posted that same article on another thread, please don't spam our comments.


December 11, 2006 11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

excerpt from this week's cover story in Newsweek:

"But whatever one's personal beliefs, no student of religion or culture should overlook the significance of the world of the Nativity, for the milieu into which Jesus was born—and in which he was raised—has fundamentally shaped the manners and morals of the ensuing two millennia. The Jewish family values that were prevalent in first-century Judea—the values of Mary and Joseph and of the young Jesus—became the values of Christianity, and of the regions of the world in which Christianity has long been a critical force."

December 11, 2006 12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paris Hilton has a message for her fans: she and Britney Spears are not lovers.

The partying heiress and her underwearless new best friend have come under increased speculation lately as they romp around hot spots together. The buzz grew louder when Spears' hubby of 55 hours suggested that the "Oops I Did It Again" songstress likes women, saying, “She found other girls attractive, yes, but we never did anything about it.”

In a recent photograph, Hilton looked very much like she was stroking Spears' upper thigh. And another report showed Hilton kissing another woman and suggested that Hilton and Spears are more than just good friends.

December 11, 2006 1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another racist lesbian:

""The View" co-host is in hot water for using the expression "ching chong" to describe Chinese people talking about Danny DeVito's drunken appearance on her show.

"The fact is that it's news all over the world. That you know, you can imagine in China it's like: 'Ching chong … ching chong. Danny DeVito, ching chong, chong, chong, chong. Drunk. 'The View.' Ching chong," O'Donnell said on a Dec. 5 episode of "The View."

The statement didn't sit well with John C. Liu, a New York City councilman, who fired off a letter to "View" co-host Barbara Walters.

"The 'ching-chong' bit is not a trivial matter," Liu told "It really hits a raw nerve for many people in the community — many like myself, who grew up with these kinds of taunts. We all know that it never ends at the taunts.""

December 11, 2006 10:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another racist ex-gay advocate

"Leader of 'Ex-Gay' group steps down after mounting criticism over racist ideology

A NARTH Scientific Advisory Board member said that African-Americans slaves "were in many ways better off than they had been in Africa."

MIAMI BEACH, FL - Truth Wins Out expressed satisfaction today in learning that Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, President of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), has stepped down amid a cloud of controversy stemming from a polemic justifying slavery found on the group's website. NARTH had also taken heat in recent months for advocating child abuse against gender variant children.

"NARTH was a sinking ship and they had no choice but to throw their captain overboard," said Truth Wins Out's Executive Director Wayne Besen. "The group was quickly becoming the Mel Gibson of the 'ex-Gay' world and this move was NARTH's desperate way of saying, 'timeout, we are going to rehab.' However, it may be too late, as no spin can erase their racist and anti-Gay sin."

Trouble began mounting for Nicolosi after Canadian doctor Joseph Berger, who serves on NARTH's "Scientific Advisory Board" wrote on the organization's website that gender variant children should be sent to school in opposite-sex clothing so they can be "ridiculed" into conforming.

But criticism of NARTH reached a crescendo after "Scientific Advisory Board" member, Dr. Gerald Schoenewolf, penned a polemic on the group's website that seemed to justify slavery and said that African-Americans taken away in chains on slave ships "were in many ways better off than they had been in Africa."

The National Black Justice Coalition quickly called on NARTH to apologize and The Southern Poverty Law Center also turned up the heat by writing an illuminating article on the brouhaha. As a result, some NARTH members and supporters defected to protect their professional reputations. Dr. Warren Throckmorton canceled his appearance at NARTH's annual conference in November and former committee member David Blakeslee resigned.

Meanwhile, NARTH tried to dodge the controversy by remaining silent. When the organization finally addressed the situation, it blamed Gay activists by calling the self-inflicted mess "political correctness gone amok."

When this strategy didn't fly, NARTH attempted a strained apology that only made matters worse as they seemed to shift the blame for the incident to readers by saying, the comments made by Dr. Gerald Schoenewolf about slavery "have been misconstrued by some of our readers."

"How can one misconstrue a diatribe that justifies slavery?" asked TWO's Besen. "Dr. Nicolosi showed a stunning incompetence in the realm of public relations and for this he paid dearly. He kept digging a hole and failed to see that this mushrooming catastrophe would soon reach the national stage."

Indeed, the crisis exploded on October 15 after the Los Angeles Times published an article under the headline: "Ex-Gay Group Draws Fire From Allies." The sub headline screamed: "Backers raise concerns about online postings. One advocated ridicule of nonconforming children; the other seemed to justify slavery."

"NARTH had always operated on the fringes of the mental health community," said Besen, "but now the facade of respectability had completely crumbled and the entire nation saw NARTH as a radical group with peculiar theories on race and homosexuality."..."


December 12, 2006 8:37 AM  

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