Tuesday, October 30, 2007
HIV/AIDS: Anybody Can Get It?
October 29th, 2007
Janice Shaw Crouse of CWA’s Beverly LaHaye Institute deals with the elephant in the room in this excellent article, reprinted from Concerned Women for America’s website. Crouse is one of the few public policy experts to puncture the latest propaganda theme pushed by ‘AIDS activists’ — i.e., “heterosexual women” as the leading growth group for contracting the disease. As she states, “The fine print reveals that the heterosexual category includes persons who have had sex with bisexual men and drug users.” In other words, reckless behaviors including anal sex — not heterosexuality — are the problem... –Peter LaBarbera
Anybody Can Get It?
Published by Concerned Women for America, Oct. 17, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
The first two images come from a "friend" called "Unwanted" -- who in turn sends kids on to a "friend" called "Professor Hackinshlash" whose profile states: "Female, 26, New Bedford. I ask for so little. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave."
Another typical "friend" on Mass. Youth Pride MySpace is "Syphillis", a drag queen who writes:
About me: What happened? Well a lot happened prior to the coming of Syphillis. There were a lot of drugs, a lot of sex, a lot of disease and yes, even a couple of unsuccessful drag attempts. I was once a club kid called "Bubbavicious" and I was a drag queen for a night by the name of Vagina Walls. In 1997 [we...] were bored and higher than f**king kites and decided to go to a new club called Trannyshack...."
(For more information on Mass. Youth Pride, see MassResistance's report on the 2007 event.)
"The Laramie Project" encourages kids to check out their gay club Common Ground ("GSA"), the MatthewShepard.org and Matthew's Place sites, and local "GLBT youth groups" including GLSEN Boston, Greater Boston PFLAG, BAGLY, and Mass. Youth Pride. All of these run events and conferences with unknown adult homosexuals and "transgenders" mingling with and "instructing" kids. Note that GLSEN Boston's MySpace friends include Transcending Boundaries (promoting transgenderism, sadomasochism, polyamory), and connects kids with the adults at Boston Pride. (Until recently, GLSEN Boston's MySpace included a friend called "Rev. Cockvomit" which posted hideous pornographic and Satanic images.)
So -- those 400+ parents who supposedly signed a petition to support the "Laramie Project" play know all about this? And still want their kids exposed? Shame on them.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Is Hating "Haters" Hateful?
... the “gay agenda” is to stop everyone from following the Bible regarding sexual matters. It is, after all, their stated goal to “stamp out homophobia.” No more religious freedom. It’s also to suppress scientific research that has reached conclusions they don’t like, especially if it helps people to change their homosexual orientation back to a heterosexual one (ask the doctors and scientists at narth.com what they’ve had to endure). If it discourages homosexuality, even by implication, it’s homophobic and can‘t be used.
There’s a queer reasoning behind all of this. Homosexuals call me names like bigot and homophobe, condemn my religion, mock my rational conclusions about social issues, impugn my motives, display intense hostility toward my actions, and curse my very existence, all under the justification that I’m a “hater.” But if I’m a “hater” for civilly opposing what they do, why aren’t they haters for uncivilly opposing what I do? Such a double standard, in the context of a public debate on “civil rights,” is not just hypocritical, it is surreal.
I admit I have some hate. I hate watching people kill themselves with preventable diseases like AIDS. I hate seeing children being steered toward unhealthy lifestyles. I hate having my pro-family views distorted by dishonest journalists, politicians and academics. And I hate seeing my God being treated like a homophobe for what He teaches in His Bible....
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
The State Senate passed a bill yesterday that would expand the "buffer zone" around abortion clinics. That's the current law that denies free speech, and shields women troubled with problem pregnancies from the truth about the humanity of their developing baby.
A pro-life activist friend of mine once told me that she believes that one of the motivators of liberal anger and hatred, especially on the abortion issue, is unresolved guilt that the person carries over their own involvement in an abortion. That would apply to both the mother and father of the murdered baby. And when you think that 1/4 or so of all women in America have had an abortion, that would roughly coincide with the proportion of the population that is hysterically pro-abortion, and hysterically liberal. As long as abortion is said to be legal, their consciences are put to rest ... sort of.
Then throw in all the GLBT activists who are strong abortion proponents, for instance, openly homosexual State Rep. Carl Sciortino, who is a co-sponsor of the buffer zone expansion in the House. It's easy to understand their support for abortion, since their whole sexual existence is a denial of God's plan for human sexuality.
Amazing how this crowd can portray this as a "public safety initiative." The baby is not a part of the public that's being protected. And even that begs the question: Have you ever heard of a "patient" at an abortion clinic being assaulted by sidewalk counselors?
We have, however, heard of women (and their babies, of course) dying on the abortionist's table. (For more on that, see Operation Rescue Boston.)
Mass. Senate OK's expanded limits on abortion protesters (Boston Globe, 10-24-07)
A bill that would establish a 35-foot no-protest zone around clinics where abortions are performed won the support of the state Senate yesterday and now proceeds to the House, where at least 75 lawmakers have endorsed it.
The legislation would almost double the current 18-foot buffer zone and bar protesters from entering it. Currently, protesters may come within 6 feet of someone within the zone to provide counsel or share information, as long as the individual consents.
Supporters say the measure is a public safety initiative that would protect women from intimidation they may face from protesters and would make it easier to prosecute violators....
Romney mixes up Osama, Obama during S.C. speech
In an apparent slip of the tongue on the campaign trail yesterday, Mitt Romney mixed up the names of Al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
The former Massachusetts governor was criticizing Democrats on foreign policy when he said, according to the Associated Press, "Actually, just look at what Osam - Barack Obama - said just yesterday. Barack Obama, calling on radicals, jihadists of all different types, to come together in Iraq....
Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts said something similar while answering questions at the National Press Club in January 2005, just after Obama took office. He was asked why Obama's campaign was so much more successful than Senator John F. Kerry's presidential bid.
"Why don't we just ask Osama bin - Osama Obama - Obama what - since he won by such a big amount," Kennedy said. "Seriously, Senator Obama is really unique and special."
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Ciriginano was found NOT GUILTY by a jury yesterday, on the trumped-up charges that he "assaulted" a pro-homosexual agitator at a marriage amendment rally last December. (See today's Worcester T+G, "Jury finds tripping, not a push; Rally leader found not guilty of assault.")
The ACLU, the Worcester Police, the Worcester D.A., and the Telegram and Gazette must all be in a state of shock.
We knew the Telegram and Gazette's report following the incident was outrageous. Now court testimony has caused a big problem for that newspaper and its reporter, Richard Nangle. Read these accounts and make up your own mind...
See MassResistance coverage of Larry Cirignano's trial (10-22-07).
... Richard Nangle, a reporter for the Worcester Telegram and Gazette, had written a hostile first-person account of the incident which was published in a number of newspapers. He told the court he saw someone push Loy to the ground, saying that he was 6-8 feet from Loy at the time. But he wasn't able to identify himself in any of the several photos taken at the time, which covered the entire crowd and showed every person....
... after several witnesses testified, it became clear that Loy had not been pushed by Larry at all. Instead, Loy had tripped over the foot of a thirteen-year-old girl standing in the crowd, after Larry had walked away. The girl testified, her mother testified, another girl standing nearby testified, and several others. Even the prosecutor was forced to give up that argument. Even Loy's claim that she had hit her head on the ground was debunked by witnesses who testified they saw her land on her buttocks, break her fall with her hand, look around for a second, and then l lie down in a fetal position and scream.
See Bay Windows, Woman testifies that Catholic Citizenship leader assaulted her (10-18-07).
The judge also heard a request by Neil McGaraghan, an attorney for the Telegram and Gazette, that Nangle not be forced to testify at the trial. Nangle was subpoenaed to testify by Early’s office. McGaraghan argued that there were other eyewitnesses to the incident and that forcing Nangle to testify could harm his credibility as an impartial reporter, particularly if on cross-examination he was asked his personal opinion about the subject of the VoteOnMarriage rally, same-sex marriage.“You then without a doubt have a supposedly neutral reporter having to reveal private feelings about the matter,” said McGaraghan. (During his testimony, Nangle was not asked about his personal beliefs about civil marriage rights.) Quinlan responded that the prosecution wanted to call Nangle as a witness both because he was allegedly in closest proximity among all the eyewitnesses to the alleged incident and because he is the only eyewitness not affiliated either with Loy or with Cirignano.On the second day of the trial Despotopulos denied the Telegram and Gazette’s motion to quash the subpoena against Nangle.
See Nangle's original report in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette (12-17-06).
Tempers boiled over at an anti-gay marriage rally yesterday when the executive director of the Boston-based Catholic Citizenship emerged from behind a lectern outside City Hall, rushed toward a female counter-demonstrator, and pushed her to the ground.Sarah Loy, 27, of Worcester was holding a sign in defense of same-sex marriage amid a sea of green "Let the People Vote" signs when Larry Cirignano of Canton, who heads the Catholic Citizenship group, ran into the crowd, grabbed her by both shoulders and told her, "You need to get out. You need to get out of here right now." Mr. Cirignano then pushed her to the ground, her head slamming against the concrete sidewalk. "It was definitely assault and battery," said Ronal C. Madnick, director of the Worcester County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.... Counter-demonstrators have been showing up at anti-gay marriage rallies in communities across the state in recent days, chanting and trying to drown out speakers.... [See entire story...]
Monday, October 22, 2007
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Sunday, October 21, 2007
This is how our Constitutional rights to free speech and religion will be stomped out --through UNELECTED commissions. The Massachusetts Municipal Association (behind the NPFH program, along with the Anti-Defamation League) will run a network of local "civil rights commissions", which in turn will file complaints against "out-of-line" townspeople with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. They'll tie up offending citizens with hassles, fines, court costs, loss of business, etc. And our out-of-control courts will be there to back up the unelected commissions. Unjust court rulings will be facilitated by the fact that many of the concepts at issue are undefined in the law: e.g., hate, intolerance, diversity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Any dissent from the "politically correct" Leftist line will be silenced. This is already happening in Canada and Britain. As soon as all their ducks are in order, it will start happening in Massachusetts.
Some background: NPFH committees were recently disbanded in Watertown, Newton, Arlington, Belmont, and Lexington after it was shown that NPFH's national sponsor, the Anti-Defamation League, wouldn't acknowledge the Armenian genocide. Leftists can't be caught denying a holocaust, after all. But NPFH committees still exist in over 50 Mass. towns. (See list.)
Now, the Boston Globe Northwest reports that Lexington has ended its NPFH, only to be designing a replacement "civil rights commission" and working on a statewide network! ("After split, town mulls own antibias effort," 10-21-07) Of course, the key question of why ANY town needs ANY kind of anti-bias committee goes unanswered. Just look at the FBI "hate crimes" statistics for all these comfortable suburbs, and you'll see there are no real crimes reported of this nature, just a few incidents of name-calling and hurt feelings, mostly on the basis of race or ethnicity. From the Globe:
Now, Lexington selectmen are appointing an organizing committee to recommend how to carry on the work of No Place for Hate without the offending political ties and suggesting ways to carry its message of tolerance statewide. The recommendations are expected within six weeks or so, said Jeanne Krieger, board chairwoman....
Meanwhile, Lexington's Krieger said she believes that a statewide coalition of local human rights commissions could be the vehicle for No Place for Hate's message. [Lexington resident] Beugekian applauded the idea of having new local and statewide organizations as watchdogs against bias instead of No Place for Hate. "I think that's the best solution," she said. "They've done a lot of good work, and we've heard about them in school, too. We all appreciate their work."
Listen to the MassResistance radio show from Sept. 29 on how the NPFH was first booted in Watertown . . . and for a warning about why "civil rights commissions" are a threat to our free society.
Remember how the NPFH program polluted our communities with insinuations of "hate" and "bias" where there were none. Diversity assemblies in schools, pro-"gay marriage" seminars, etc. qualified as events, required for the NPFH certification:
As part of its human rights mission, the ADL established the No Place for Hate program in 1999 to promote diversity and allow communities to take a stand against bias. To earn the designation, cities and towns had to show the ADL that they had taken certain steps, including hosting at least three antibias events. Communities would then receive recertification each year, provided they held at least two more annual events. [Globe]
"Hate", "bias", and "diversity" will remain undefined -- whether in the NPFH program, or a new statewide network of "civil rights commissions" about to pop up in its place. So these self-appointed Leftist guardians of society will be the ones to determine who is a hater.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Here are the real numbers from the FRC Briefing/Values Voter straw poll, for those in attendance:
Mitt Romney is proving that money can't buy him love, only some fraudulent straw polls. He continues to slump in the more honest outside polls.
For the third time now (the first occasion being the CPAC conference in D.C. last March; the second with his fleet of buses in Iowa), it appears Romney sleazed a victory in a straw poll -- this time at this weekend's Values Voter Summit, a gathering of Christian social conservatives. ("Opponents say Romney is stacking straw poll," Boston Globe, 10-20-07)
The Politico just reported that Romney won today's poll over Huckabee by a handful of votes, but goes on to say:
Here’s something important to remember about the poll: The results reflect not just the 2,000-plus attendees at the three-day conference, but also anyone who went online and contributed as little as $1 to join FRC Action, the legislative action arm of the Family Research Council. . . .
Doesn't this tell us all we need to know about Slick Mitt? A Romney campaign official (Mark DeMoss) told his Romney supporter list to do the $1 thing.
Interesting that the homosexual extremist Log Cabin Republicans were at the Values Voter Summit, handing out proof that Romney once openly supported their demands and was pro-abortion. But we can't figure out why the Log Cabinites are so upset with him. After all, Romney was the reason "homosexual marriage" began in Massachusetts. If he hadn't illegally changed the licenses and ordered state officials to implement the "marriages", nothing would have happened. What is this Log Cabin charade all about?
We're also seeing lots of stories on evangelical Christians distrusting him, despite the various big-name conservative leaders endorsing him . . . but then they're widely suspected of selling out for present money and possible future power for their groups. How sad to read today's news of Dr. John Willke's blind allegiance to this dishonest candidate:
Romney’s campaign distributed a news release announcing he had been endorsed by Dr. John Willke, founder and former president of the National Right to Life Committee. Willke said on the release: “I know he will be the strong pro-life president we need in the White House.” [The Politico]
One of our favorite columnists, Pastor Chuck Baldwin, just wrote on Romney's crazy new alliance with Bob Jones III, and his duplicity on the homosexual marriage issue. We're happy to see Baldwin citing the research from our Romney Report, by Atty. Robert Paine and John Haskins.)
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Romney Can’t Believe He’s Losing to These Guys by Jennifer Rubin (10-16-07).
... his chance to win the nomination is slipping away. His national poll numbers barely hit double digits, his New Hampshire lead is vanishing, and he’s spending millions of dollars just to keep afloat.... Mr. Romney has the highest unfavorable rating of any candidate. He doesn’t seem to like his audience much, and they don’t like him....
Read more on why...
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
The Larry Cirignano case is just one example of the ACLU's nefarious activities in Massachusetts. They're doing what they can to entrap conservative, pro-family leaders and tie us up in lawsuits. It's no accident that the woman behind the charges against Cirignano is on the board of the Mass. ACLU. And interesting that their national director, Anthony D. Romero, is in town today pushing his book in Lowell and Concord.
Another ACLU entrapment effort seemed to be underway just a few weeks ago. When parents in the Acton-Boxborough High School district planned a forum to expose the content and message of the fall play, "The Laramie Project " (set for early November run), they asked MassResistance for help. Sure enough, a week or so prior to the forum on Oct. 3, a "college student from Emerson" called the MassResistance office to ask about the forum, and said she wanted to tape it because she was "doing a research project on the ex-homosexual movement," and was especially interested in ex-homosexual Stephen Bennett's participation in the event. (Footnote: Bennett's vehicle was intentionally rammed by a hit-and-run driver on his way to the event, and could not participate.)
We told this young woman that she was certainly welcome to attend, but that it didn't make sense for her to do her own video of the event, since we had several people lined up to do that. She would be able to get a copy after the event, we told her, and we didn't want a lot of disruption with cameras. She kept prodding. "It's a public meeting, so I should be able to tape." We sensed some trap, and asked her how she heard of the event and if she was connected to a certain activist group (which we knew was closely connected to Emerson).
Apparently, this was part of an ACLU attempt to stir up trouble. Just as they did in Worcester. Suspected ACLU activists were observed in the audience on Oct. 3, and a news channel told us the ACLU was planning to be at the forum.
Our message to the ACLU: The "Laramie Project" Forum is about to be broadcast on Acton cable TV, probably starting Thursday night. Get your VCRs ready. Or contact the MassResistance office, and you can purchase a tape. But ACLU members won't get the friend's discount. (Can we be charged with something for that???)
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Across Massachusetts (and the country) schools are celebrating "Ally Week" -- one of GLSEN's newer projects -- which promotes homosexuality, bisexuality, and transgenderism. This propaganda assault lasts all week, not just one day like their "Day of Silence" in April. And it's following immediately on the heels of the national "Coming Out Day" (Oct. 11) sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign. Plus there's a coordinated effort to push October as "GLBT history month." October is shaping up to be a dangerous month for your kids at public schools.
Posters in Acton-Boxborough High School (just west of Boston) read:
Monday - AIDS Awareness Day - Wear Red
Tuesday - Transgender Day* - Wear Yellow
Wednesday - InBetween** Day - Wear Green
Thursday - Blue Jeans Day - Wear blue jeans to show your support!
Friday - Matthew Sheppard [sic] Day*** - Wear Purple
*GLSEN's Ally Week site links directly to GLAAD's (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) page, linking kids to the National Center for Transgender Equality.
**Does this mean "bisexual"? or in between genders? or just anything "queer" they think of?
***The Matthew Shepard web site now has an expanded section appealing directly to young people called "Matthew's Place" and is promoting ALLY WEEK.
Monday, October 15, 2007
"Michael Glatze decided at the age of 13 that he was gay and eventually founded Young Gay America . . . Through a series of incidents, however, Glatze slowly began to realize that he was not gay at all but was dealing with fears about his own masculinity. . . ."
[Photo: Michael Glatze with Matthew shepard's mother, Judy; Harvard Univ. photo]
Sunday, October 14, 2007
***National Coming Out Day is celebrated annually on October 11th to commemorate the March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights and aims at promoting awareness of the GLBT community.
***The GSA is having a rubber ducky raffle. The grand prize is an Ipod Nano/Video.
[Note: GSA is the "gay/straight alliance" or homosexual/bisexual/transgender club.]
Saturday, October 13, 2007
At Newton South High School, a parent was aghast to see a poster in a classroom on back-to-school night proclaiming the upcoming event. In Bedford High School, the official announcements included it.
In Acton-Boxborough, students were reportedly hugging each other with the cheerful greeting, "Happy Coming Out Day!" Their fall play, "The Laramie Project", sends students to MatthewShepard.org, where kids told they can "Make a Difference" if they "Come Out". That page links them to the Coming Out Project at Human Rights Campaign (including a Resource Guide), and the PFLAG organization (which recognizes no boundaries).
All of this is done without parental notification as required by law for HUMAN SEXUALITY ISSUES in the schools. But our school officials tell us that homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality are not about sex, but about "civil rights" and diversity!
Friday, October 12, 2007
MAASTRICHT, Netherlands, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The University of Maastricht in the Netherlands is awarding a doctorate to a researcher who wrote a paper on marriages between humans and robots.
David Levy, a British artificial intelligence researcher at the college, wrote in his thesis, "Intimate Relationships with Artificial Partners," that trends in robotics and shifting attitudes onmarriage are likely to result in sophisticated robots that will eventually be seen as suitable marriage partners.
Levy's conclusion was based on about 450 publications in the fields of psychology, sexology, sociology, robotics, materials science, artificial intelligence, gender studies and computer-human interaction.
The thesis examines human attitudes toward affection, love and sexuality and concluded that the findings are just as applicable to human interaction with robots of the future as they are to the relationships between humans of today.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
The appropriateness of reading the story book King & King to 2nd-graders (as done in a Lexington, Mass. school, at the heart of the Parker lawsuit) was the subject of a question to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Edwards. None of them objected to the youngest minds absorbing the idea that sodomy was a valid foundation for "marriage". John Edwards' response may be the most amazing. He basically said it's not his business to instruct his children regarding right and wrong!!!
Nothing makes more clear than these responses how dangerous it is to accept "civil unions" -- the slippery slope -- because once you go there, how do you say NO to a fairy tale about two princes kissing and marrying? All three of these Dem candidates say they're for "civil unions" but against homosexual "marriage" -- yet they all accept the use of the "fairy tale" King and King!
Allison King [NECN]: The issues surrounding gay rights have been hotly debated here in New England. For example, last year some parents of second-graders in Lexington, Massachusetts, were outraged to learn their children's teacher had read a story about same-sex marriage, about a prince who marries another prince. Same-sex marriage is legal in Massachusetts [sic - no it's NOT legal] but most of you oppose it. Would you be comfortable having this story read to your children as part of their school curriculum? I'm going to start with Senator Edwards.
JOHN EDWARDS: Yes, absolutely. What I want is I want my children to understand everything about the difficulties that gay and lesbian couples are faced with every day, the discrimination that they're faced with every single day of their lives. And I suspect my two younger children, Emma Claire, who's 9, and Jack, who's 7, will reach the same conclusion that my daughter Cate, who's 25, has reached, which is she doesn't understand why her dad is not in favor of same-sex marriage. And she says her generation will be the generation that brings about the great change in America on that issue.
So I don't want to make that decision on behalf of my children. I want my children to be able to make that decision on behalf of themselves, and I want them to be exposed to all the information, even in – did you say second grade? Second grade might be a little tough, but even in second grade to be exposed to all ...
KING: Well, that's the point. It is second grade.
EDWARDS: ... those possibilities, because I don't want to impose my view. Nobody made me God. I don't get to decide on behalf of my family or my children, as my wife, Elizabeth, has spoken her own mind on this issue. I don't get to impose on them what it is that I believe is right.
BARACK OBAMA: You know, I feel [sic; no thought, just feeling] very similar to John.... One of the things I want to communicate to my children is not to be afraid of people who are different ... And one of the things I think the next president has to do is to stop fanning people's fears. If we spend all our time feeding the American people fear and conflict and division, then they become fearful and conflicted and divided. And if we feed them hope and we feed them reason and tolerance, then they will become tolerant and reasonable and hopeful.
HILLARY CLINTON: Well, I really respect what both John and Barack said.... With respect to your individual children, that is such a matter of parental discretion, I think that obviously it is better to try to work with your children, to help your children understand the many differences that are in the world and to really respect other people and the choices that other people make. [Is she saying homosexuality is a choice?!] ... So I think that this issue of gays and lesbians and their rights will remain an important one in our country. And I hope that – tomorrow we're going to vote on the hate crimes bill, and I'm sure that those of us in the Senate will be there to vote for it. We haven't been able to get it passed, and it is an important measure to send a message that we stand against hatred and divisiveness.
The full transcript of the debate on King and King is available here.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Freshman Rep. Angelo Puppolo of Springfield promised prominent constituents that he would vote for the amendment when it came before the Legislature. He lied. And now a national pro-marriage group has put up a huge billboard on I-91 calling him a traitor. (Check out the web site behind the billboard here.)
There has been much outrage around the state over the flippers in the Legislature, including Sen. Candaras and Reps. Loscocco and Ross. How easily our elected representatives have been corrupted by money and perks from the homosexual lobby! Puppolo has joined their name-calling bandwagon: those behind the billboard are "hateful" and "small-minded." (A radical leftist blog run by Frederick Clarkson that focuses on the dangerous "Christian right" has now taken up Puppolo's cause in response to the billboard, and is urging its readers to contribute to Puppolo's campaign fund!)
From the Springfield Republican (10-6-07):
Billboard attacks gay marriage vote
By Dan Ring
BOSTON - A New Jersey group yesterday unveiled a massive billboard in Springfield that compares a local legislator to Judas Iscariot and Benedict Arnold for switching his vote on gay marriage.
Called "Betrayed," the billboard, posted on Interstate 91 near the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, targets state Rep. Angelo J. Puppolo Jr., a freshman Democrat from Springfield.
Puppolo changed his position on gay marriage and voted "no" to placing a question on next year's statewide ballot that sought to amend the state constitution to ban same-sex unions, legal in Massachusetts since May 2004. During the campaign last year, Puppolo said he would support the ballot question.
"Tactics like this reinforce my belief that I did the right thing," Puppolo said. "I voted to keep discrimination off the ballot and out of the Massachusetts constitution."
Brian S. Brown, director of the newly created National Organization for Marriage, of Princeton, N.J., which financed the billboard, said yesterday Puppolo betrayed marriage and the public trust. ...
Puppolo said the billboard is hateful and offensive.... Puppolo, 38, said the billboard goes too far. "It's unfortunate that small-minded groups like this from out of the area come in and spread this kind of hate and inflammatory statements," he said.
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Some examples of foul language in "The Laramie Project":
“shit outta luck” -- “Matt was a blunt little shit” -- “I always say, don’t fuck with a Wyoming queer, cause they will kick you in your fucking ass.” – “a freakin’ nightmare”-- “I was just bullshittin around with my shit” -- “I was in deep-ass sand” – “they better watch their fuckin ass” -- “ask him if he’d ever do anymore tweak” -- “I don’t know if Aaron was fucked up or whether he was coming down [off drugs] or what, but Matthew had money. Shit, he had better clothes than I did. Matthew was a little rich bitch … There was times when I was all messed up on meth… ” -- “pissed him off” -- “good to be with people who felt like shit” -- “why’d you fuck up like that” – “he tried to grab my dick” – “Up there in the max ward … when they found out Aaron was coming to prison, they were auctioning those boys off; ‘I want him. I’ll put aside five, six, seven cartons of cigarettes.’ …” -- “big-ass band of angels” [protester] with “big-ass wings” – “we don’t say a fuckin’ word” -- Police officer who “went out and got shit-faced” [drunk] -- etc.
The Acton-Boxborough Regional High School student handbook (p. 19) has a rule outlawing obscene language:
GENERAL BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS
Abusive or Obscene Language
Students are not to use obscene or abusive language or gestures. Such behaviors will result in referral to the Assistant Principal.
Though "obscene language" goes conveniently undefined. So ... ANYTHING GOES. Certainly, if the "obscene language" is part of an assigned reading, or school play, it must be OK? After all, how else could the school be preparing its students according to its ...
"unity of purpose: to educate young people for life in a global society. It is important to create a learning environment at Acton-Boxborough where students can grow as individuals, learn how to think for themselves, learn when to talk and when to listen, see another person's side of things, and be part of a community." (p. 13)
But wait... If students are to "see another person's side of things," why did the school staff instruct the students (and parents) to ignore the forum on October 3? Why are students not instructed to weigh both sides of (by their own admission) a controversial play?
We read in Bay Windows that 475 local parents signed a petition giving their full support to "The Laramie Project" production (though they did not release their names). Shame on them. Do these parents have no problem with their children speaking like this in their homes? And the foul language in the play is the least example of its harmful impact. The play teaches that Laramie is just like Acton: Bad language, and hateful people hiding in the shadows waiting for their chance to lash out -- even to murder -- motivated by "hate".
For extensive quotations from the play itself, and from materials handed out to children in that school, see:
READING LIST on "The Laramie Project" and the dangers of leading youth to homosexuality.
The first item under "Links to articles" gives extensive quotations from the play itself.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Soon coming to the streets of Boston. Torture, flogging, public nudity.
Monday, October 01, 2007
Here's your required reading for this week: "Queering Christ" in today's radical blog QueerToday (10-1-07). This blog recently published an attack on a MassResistance family in Acton, after being contacted by two of your drama students.
Read the postings on QueerToday, especially today's. These are the people your students are encouraged to seek out by your fall play, "The Laramie Project." These are the people your students are in fact communicating with, hatefully sharing private information about a family in their community, and using a classmate as a political tool. These are the people who are thrilled to see you're producing that play, so they can recruit more young people for their queer world. These are the people who admit they're anti-Christian, yet still insist on talking about Jesus -- as long as he's part of their twisted sexual fantasies. So you need to read the kind of obscenities and sacrilege they proudly publish.
The fellow behind QueerToday's post, "Queering Christ," is the youth minister at the GLBT "Metropolitan Community Church" in Boston and former member of the Mass. Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth. That church gives their space over to BAGLY (Boston Alliance for Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Youth), whose director is a transsexual "male-to-female" and co-chairman of the Mass. Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth. These are the groups where your Acton-Boxborough students are led through your Gay-Straight Alliance, Common Ground.
Your fall play, "The Laramie Project," is distinctly anti-Christian. So your students will relish the radical, false, sexualized portrayal of Christ on QueerToday. (The minister the "Laramie" play lyingly portrays as representative of Evangelical Christians is Fred Phelps. The ministers the play embraces are the Unitarian, and the Catholic priest who defies his Bishop's authority. The next liberal step beyond would be a priest claiming to have sexual relations with Jesus -- as does that the author of the book, Queering Christ.)
(The book's author, Robert E. Goss, is a former Jesuit priest, was a radical activist in "Act Up" and "Queer Nation," and led the homosexual "Catholic" group "Dignity" in Boston through 1982. He's now a minister with the GLBT "Metropolitan Community Church.")
Excerpts from today's sick post by Jason Lydon on the book, Queering Christ, on QueerToday:
... I have thus come to appreciate many of the stories within Christianity and have also been deeply hurt by the right wing choosing to use the revolutionary, anarchist, pro-liberation, Jesus against me and others I care about. Currently I am reading a VERY queer book for one of my classes. The book is Queering Christ by Robert E. Goss. So far the book is INCREDIBLE. My intention is to post some of my favorite highlights on queertoday in order for others to enjoy a very different experience of Jesus, one that does not make him the evil hater that so many choose to use him as. Do be aware that some folks may be offended by the sexual content of the passages I share over the next couple of weeks. I am not claiming that Christianity is easily made pro-queer, but so many folks are trying, struggling at times, and I appreciate their efforts. I hope we can all enjoy this queer perspective from a Jesuit priest, regardless of whether or not we are Christian...
[Book author Goss writes:] "My technique of meditative prayer was to envision Christ with me and experience him as a lover. Scott Haleman, Betty Dodson, and Joe Kramer argue that masturbation can be spiritual and can become a form of transcendental meditation. Masturbation can harness fantasies and sexual energy. When prolonged, it can stimulate and extend pleasure. When fantasies are focused into making love with Christ, the experience opens itself to a fundamental and profound consciousness of God. My visualizations of Jesus were certainly explicit, erotically envisioning various forms of making love to Jesus the Christ. I had sexual intercourse with Jesus. Sometimes he was the top, and sometimes he was the bottom. My relationship with Christ was mutual and deep."
Unbelievable. And there are a whole series of queer sexualizations of Christ coming up on the blog, they say...
Thank you, Acton-Boxborough High School for leading our children to this.