Thursday, December 18, 2008
transsexual Diego Sanchez, to his Washington staff. Sanchez made news in 2008 as the first transsexual to serve on the Democrat Party platform committee.
Here's a video of Jim Braude (New England Cable News) interviewing Sanchez and another transsexual, Joanne Herman (who's on the board of GLAD, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders) in March 2007.
From homosexual/trans advocacy propaganda organ, Bay Windows, "Mr. [sic] Sanchez goes to Washington":
Transgender activist Diego Sanchez has been appointed to the position of legislative assistant to Congressman Barney Frank in Washington, D.C. The top priority among his [sic] responsibilities will be to serve as the congressman’s point person on LGBT rights, but he [sic] will also advise Frank on a range of issues relating to healthcare, veterans, labor and the U.S. Census. Sanchez will be the first openly transgender person to work in a congressional office in Washington.
Sanchez, the director of public relations and external affairs for the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, will be starting work in Frank’s office Jan. 6, the first day of the new legislative session....
Sanchez said two of the top items on Frank’s agenda for LGBT issues are the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and hate crimes legislation. He said one of his [sic] responsibilities will be meeting with staff members from other congressional offices to seek their support for legislation, and as an openly trans staffer he [sic] will put a human face on trans equality issues and help build support for passing trans-inclusive versions of ENDA and hate crimes legislation. "I believe that the opportunity for impact is one-on-one, and Barney has consistently said that the most important part of getting an inclusive ENDA passed is getting people to meet with their representatives," said Sanchez. "I think what this does is give us an extra opportunity. ... What I envision in my head is I will find it most interesting to sit with someone and have them tell me why they think I’m less than human and why they think my community should be treated as less than equal."
Some LGBT activists have criticized Frank for his work on ENDA in 2007. That September, working with House leadership, he removed the gender identity language from ENDA after a whip count determined that there were not enough votes to guarantee its passage. Frank said passing a version of ENDA with sexual orientation protections in the short term would help lay the groundwork for passing a fully inclusive bill in the future....
"I had a vacancy for someone who would work on LGBT issues and healthcare, so totally aside from the transgender issues Diego would be one of the best people I could find," said Frank. "And the fact that he’s [sic] transgender, that’s how you defeat the prejudice. You defeat the prejudice with reality."
Sunday, November 23, 2008
And what a couple they are. Thanks to the Boston Globe Magazine, we get a peak at their "villa" -- the chicest location for radical leftist fundraisers. (Just imagine what else goes on in these rooms.*)
One thing is for sure: The palace has been a base for harassing opponents of "homosexual marriage". One of its owners, Tom Lang, is the infamous cyber-bully behind the "KnowThyNeighbor" web site, which published the names of anyone who signed the pro-marriage referendum petition in Massachusetts a few years back.
Mass. General Laws, Ch. 12, Sec. 11H:
Whenever any person or persons, whether or not acting under color of law, interfere by threats, intimidation or coercion, or attempt to interfere by threats, intimidation or coercion, with the exercise or enjoyment by any other person or persons of rights secured by the constitution or laws of the United States, or of rights secured by the constitution or laws of the commonwealth, the attorney general may bring a civil action for injunctive or other appropriate equitable relief in order to protect the peaceable exercise or enjoyment of the right or rights secured.... [emphasis added]
Within two years of his glorious "wedding", Lang went on to publish the names of all who signed the VoteOnMarriage referendum petition on his KnowThyNeighbor site, and become a leading spewer of heterophobic hate speech. Watch him and his friends in this video (he's the chubby guy with glasses), revealing his intention to shut down any speech opposing his. And now how amazing is it that both Eagan and Finneran host talk radio shows? (This used to be the only outlet for conservatives in this state; now station managements are giving it over to the leftists.) From Eagan's column,"Same-Sex Marriage: Ordinary ceremony turns unique" (Boston Herald, 5-18-04):
In many respects this wedding is "like any wedding," said officiating minister the Rev. Peter J. Gomes of Harvard University . "Preservice jitters . . . anxiety . . . confusion," he said. "And so we celebrate the ordinariness of the occasion."
Here's what was different: As the couples joined hands, Gomes pronounced them, not man and wife, but "partners for life" and "truly married in the sight of God and man." Lang and Westerhoff kissed twice - very quickly - then they received a proclamation of congratulations from the Massachusetts House of Representatives, signed by Speaker Thomas Finneran, who has long opposed gay marriage. It read: "What the SJC has granted, let no vote put asunder."
... last night in Manchester-by-the-Sea, about 100 guests - men in black ties and women in bejeweled gowns - celebrated their marriage with them. Singers from the Boston Lyric Opera sang arias by Puccini and Lehar. Lang and Westerhoff marched out of the church to a gospel rendition of "Oh, Happy Day," sung by the red-robed Majestic Ensemble. Westerhoff was occasionally in tears as the wedding party adjourned to the massive home the couple just built together.
Missing from the party, however, was Alex's mother, who disowned him, the couple said, after their Vermont civil union....
In 2006, a gala fundraiser for then candidate Gov. Deval Patrick (friend to Barack Obama) was held at the Lang-Westerhoff palace. InNews Weekly (a homosexual newspaper) reported:
The Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes, [openly homosexual] (D.D., Honorary Fellow of the College, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University, and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, Harvard), provided a rare public endorsement on behalf of Deval Patrick at a Manchester-by-the-Sea fundraiser jointly hosted by Alexander Westerhoff and Tom Lang of Manchester and the Freedom to Marry PAC....
Alex Westerhoff and Tom Lang, whose Manchester-by-the-Sea "Villa in Construction" hosted the Deval Patrick for Governor fundraiser, have been close friends with the Reverend Gomes since Westerhoff immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1988. Westerhoff says that the attendees were in excess of 150 people in total and drew from a wide range of bi-partisan support from the Northshore and Boston who came out to hear and meet Deval Patrick. "I am honored that Reverend Gomes chose our joint event with Freedom to Marry in which to endorse Deval Patrick for Governor. Peter's words express, as only Peter can, the feelings of so many in Massachusetts as to the current administration and politicians in general, and how we need a leader like Patrick in the corner office," said Westerhoff. Reverend Gomes officiated at Westerhoff and Lang's marriage ceremony on May 17, 2004.
(InNews Weekly, 8-5-06)
*Hmm... Now it seems Mr. Lang had decided to protect HIS privacy a little more (a right he denies others), and has had the Globe remove the link to more photos of his palace.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Back in 2006, we paid close attention to the Boston Pride parade, after we exposed the Macy's window with transgender mannequins promoting that event. (Watch out, eHarmony: Transgenders will demand their section next! After all, 13 or so states already have "gender identity" protected in their laws, and the radicals are working on that here in Mass.)
Our report became a big story in itself, so much so that the float of a "gay" dating service -- ManHunt.net -- was a take-off on the tranny mannequin theme.
Does eHarmony really know what it's getting into? What does "man seeking man" really mean? Check out the photos on ManHunt for the answer. Here are some phrases we picked up from the web site tour:
If he's out there, he's on here. Get on, get off.
What are you looking for? college boys - Latin papis - black guys - bi-curious - hairy daddies - young and hung - thugs - boys next door - total tops - hungry bottoms ...
Search options: ...
When he wants it...
How he likes it...
Where it happens...
Will eHarmony have to include these specifics for their "gay" clients? And if they don't, will they be charged with discrimination again?
Monday, November 17, 2008
What caught our eye on YouTube was this video of a "male-to-female" transsexual speaker, Lorelei Erisis.
You must watch this to see where our society is going. Men wanting to be women, changing their bodies and names (though rarely their faces or voices):
"Ladies and gentlemen of all genders and persuasions, thank you for coming out..."
And if you don't want to go along with this insanity, you're a "hater" -- according to our President-elect too, not just the radicals assembling in Northampton.
Here is a photo of Lorelei speaking:
Remember that President-elect Obama has promised equal rights for the whole GLBT community -- "T" meaning transgenders or transsexuals. ("Gender identity" is the code language used for trannies.) Clearly, there is no bottom to this pit of confusion, sadness, and perversion into which these people have fallen. Yet our leftist political leaders will encourage even more troubled people to fall in. (See MassResistance, 3-8-08)
(The GLBT blog Reiter's Block has more photos of the Northampton radicals empowered by Obama's promises.)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
From Plague Journal – A Novel, by Michael D. O’Brien (Ignatius Press, 1999):
Contemporary Western nations would do well to study the cultural state of Germany during its descent into totalitarianism. Hegel and Nietzsche had exercised a powerful influence on dramatists, journalists, and visual artists of their own time and the ensuing generations. By the 1920s and 1930s the German people had been prepared to accept the political philosophies that would have been unthinkable in a Christian nation a short century before. Spiritually divided by the Reformation, grown indifferent to papal warnings about National Socialism, saturated in artistic decadence, and undermined by post-enlightenment philosophies that set man adrift in a flattened cosmos, they were ready for a secular messiah. The similarities between their culture and ours do not end there: at root is a gnawing angst, a camouflaged despair. And man in despair becomes capable of any outrage. He becomes willing to elevate clearly evil personalities into positions of absolute power as long as the new rulers promise a secular redemption. If God is in fact dead, then it is permissible and even logical to do so. If there is no absolute good or evil, then why should we not employ evil men and evil means to bring about a perceived good – meaning, of course, any social good of which the collective mind is convinced. A reading of the culture of prewar Germany offers astounding evidence of just how swiftly and extensively the collective mind can be convinced. Add to these similarities the almost limitless powers of the modern media, and there emerges the potential for a complete deformation of man’s sense of reality.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Now we read on the Mass. Transgender Political Coalition web site that Ms. Patrick will be a featured speaker at their upcoming "Transgender Youth Summit" on June 28: "Youth Organizer Katherine Patrick from MassEquality - Youth Activism in Schools and Communities."
Friday, May 09, 2008
Don't miss the collection of Snyder's videos on YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/milo200. And, SEEN ON HIS BLOG, WingAndMark.blogspot.com:
Wing ... & Mark Snyder (No nicknames yet other than Sissy) have been big, queer, sissy lovers since September 27, 2004. Wing is 21 years old, and he grew up in Flushing, Queens (New York City). Mark is 24 years old, and he grew up on a mountain in rural Pennsylvania. The two met at Axis nightclub in Boston. Ever since that drag queen gave Mark a piece of scrap paper to write down Wing's number, they've been inseparable.
What does Snyder mean by "sissy"? Watch his video to find out.
And tomorrow, Youth Pride recognizes Mark's great achievements.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
The club's president posted this on Facebook, responding to the announcement of the depraved "sex fair" set for May 8 at the UMass Amherst campus:
Brad (UMass) wrote at 3:55pm on May 2nd, 2008
hahahaha sexual discrimination at Wal-Mart in the same sentence as "genital cutting"...you gals never fail to bring politics into all of your health awareness activities, do you? I think this entire event is a disgusting travesty and I am proud to say that same night at midnight we take over the lawn from you and are using it for an abortion graveyard, calling attention to all the innocent lives taken by abortion. Brad DeFlumeri, President, UMass Republican Club
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Do the UMass Amherst Trustees know about this?
Does the UMass President, Jack M. Wilson, know about this?
University of Massachusetts: 413-545-0111
Does the Chancellor know about this? 413-545-2211
[from UMass Amherst:]
Sex on the Lawn
A Celebration of Safe and Healthy Sexuality
Host: Vox: Students for Choice
Date: Thursday, May 8, 2008
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Library Lawn
City/Town: Amherst, MA
Description: This year's Sex on the Lawn will include...
- HIV testing
- Designing your own condom wrapper
- Educational info including about abortion rights and access, emergency contraception, female genital cutting, contraceptive options, and sexual discrimination at Wal-Mart.
- Penis cookie decorating
- Performances by the Ballroom Dancers
- WMUA playing some great music!
- Chocolate Vaginas for sale!
- Captain Condom
- A campaign to gather support for a bill requiring comprehensive sex education in all MA schools (cuz clearly we know abstinence only does not work!)
- Penis pinata-Blow Pops for Sale
- Show us your O Face!
- and of course.... lots of CONDOMS!!
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Traditionalists and people of faith should take great courage from the homosexual side’s totalitarian tendencies. This is no “civil rights” movement but a sexual special interest lobby espousing — with all the assurance of a fundamentalist — doctrines that run counter to natural law, healthy living, and Judeo-Christian history. Which is another way of saying that they are at war with truth.
Communists and fascists censor advocates of democratic freedom and independent religion. Darwinists expel critics of evolution from the academy. Officially pro-homosexual governments in Britain, Canada and other countries persecute Christians who voice their Biblical belief that homosexuality is a changeable sin. And radical homosexualists here in the USA trample on the rights of those who dare question the tenets of their activist movement, which is all of 100-plus years old (German “sexologist” Magnus Hirschfeld).
Take heart: people confident in their ideas don’t storm opponents’ speeches. Rather, they listen intently to them, and then present another viewpoint to compete in the marketplace of ideas. In the long run, homosexualists can’t compete with truth, and they seem to know it.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Recently, the SPLC listed MassResistance as a "hate group" -- though we fail to meet their own definition of an organization "that [goes] beyond mere disagreement with homosexuality by subjecting gays and lesbians to campaigns of personal vilification.”
Hmm ... all we've ever done is to report what the GLBT individuals themselves said or did publicly. Is it personal vilification on our part if the Boston Herald reports on the arrest of a major gay lobbyist for solicitation of college students, and we note that report? No -- that's news about a public figure. To comment that the leader of the Mass. transgender political organization has had her breasts removed is “personal vilification”? No, that’s just describing part of what transsexuality is all about.
The claims by SPLC are absurd on their face. MassResistance is led by an Orthodox Jew, yet the HUGE majority of “hate crimes” they report in Massachusetts between 2003-2007 are against Jews! Second are crimes based on race, then ethnic group, then religion, then “sexual orientation”.
“Hate Crimes” in Mass., 2003-2007, as reported by Southern Poverty Law Center
“Sexual Orientation”: 5
[NOTES: Numbers approximate, due to overlap for instance with KKK referring to blacks, Jews, and religion. The overwhelming majority were non-violent slurs delivered verbally, or through graffiti and pamphleting.]
So according to SPLC, MassResistance, led by a Jew, is fanning the flames of anti-Semitism in Massachusetts? And another MassResistance leader, who has an interracial family, is fanning the flames of racism in Massachusetts? Or are they somehow responsible for a ruffian yelling insults at a homosexual individual because they oppose the normalization of sodomy, and homosexual "marriage"?
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Will Obama's health care plan cover all of the trans demands for bizarre hormone injections, surgeries, and devices? (Why is no one else asking these questions?)
Obama lobbies 'gays' for edge over Hillary; Letter to 'LGBT community' affirms he'd dump Defense of Marriage Act
It's not easy to find on his campaign website, but Sen. Barack Obama has issued an open letter to the "LGBT community" assuring them he believes in "full equality" for homosexuals and stating that, unlike Sen. Hillary Clinton, he advocates the complete repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act.
In the letter, published on a campaign blog, Obama says he's "running for president to build an America that lives up to our founding promise of equality for all – a promise that extends to our gay brothers and sisters." Pointing out that throughout his career he's "fought to eliminate discrimination against LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Americans," Obama lists some of his specific accomplishments.
In the Illinois legislature, he "co-sponsored a fully inclusive bill that prohibited discrimination on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity, extending protection to the workplace, housing and places of public accommodation." As president, he says, "I will place the weight of my administration behind the enactment of the Matthew Shepard Act to outlaw hate crimes and a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act to outlaw workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity."
... Obama says he will also use the presidency's bully pulpit to "urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws." The candidate for the White House says he would not prevent legalization of same-sex marriage. "I personally believe that civil unions represent the best way to secure that equal treatment," he sayes. "But I also believe that the federal government should not stand in the way of states that want to decide on their own how best to pursue equality for gay and lesbian couples whether that means a domestic partnership, a civil union or a civil marriage." ...
Friday, March 07, 2008
Bill H1722 would add the essentially undefined phrase "gender identity or expression" to many existing Mass. statutes, opening the door to unimaginable perversions played out in public – and the public will have no right to object. H1722 would:
- add a new category of persons (falling under the undefined phrase “gender identity or expression”) to those receiving special protection under Massachusetts “hate crimes” statutes.
- make it a "civil right" to cross-dress in public places or on the job, and a "civil right" to receive sex-change procedures in all hospitals;
- open up restrooms and locker rooms everywhere (including public schools) to persons of the opposite sex;
- force all businesses to accept cross-dressing and transgenderism (including sex-change transitions) among their employees (or clients), and eventually to include bizarre "health coverage" in employee benefits packages;
- force public schools to include "transgender" education at all levels, and make any complaints criminal (as incitements to discriminate);
- make it criminal discrimination to refuse to rent to a transsexual-related business or transgender person in your own property, or even to speak out against this in your own neighborhood (even if next to a church or school);
- make it criminal discrimination for a financial organization to refuse a loan to a transsexual-related business;
- give state sanction to dangerous surgical mutilations and hormonal manipulations of people suffering from a recognized psychiatric disorder, with unknown long-term health consequences;
- deny religious exemption except for an organization "which limits it membership, enrollment, admission, or participation to members of that religion" (thereby not exempting most religious schools, or businesses owned by individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, etc.)
Thursday, March 06, 2008
"The Laramie Project" (and the study materials given to students in the production) references another homosexual propaganda play, "Angels in America" -- encouraging children to seek it out. Not having read "Angels in America," we didn't realize how vile it is. Now "Angels" is being exposed by an Illinois parent group, outraged that it was assigned in their high school. (See the excerpts from the play they've highlighted.) From Concerned Women for America's recent press release:
High School Officials Assign Racist “Gay” Porn;
State officials say it violates obscenity law but they can’t prosecute school officials
Washington, D.C. — Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Illinois, had assigned the pornographic book “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes” to students as required reading. When a group of outraged parents found out, they filed a formal complaint. Now the book has been changed to an “optional title,” meaning kids may still select the book for peer study under the direction of a teacher.
The book is replete with profanity, overt racism through multiple uses of the N-word, an explicit description of a sex act involving Mother Theresa and some of the most graphic, vile and vivid depictions of homosexual anal sodomy every put in print. (Link to Excerpts – Warning: Extremely Graphic Sexual Content).
“After almost 15 years of school advocacy and reviewing many objectionable books and curricula, I have never seen anything this vulgar and harmful to students,” Lora Sue Hauser, Executive Director of North Shore Student Advocacy (NSSA), told Concerned Women for America (CWA)....
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
National Coalition Urges Parents to Keep Kids Home on “Day of Silence”
COLUMBUS, OH -- A nationwide coalition of Christian and pro-family groups is calling for parents to keep children out of schools on Friday, April 25, 2008 — the day when thousands of middle schools, junior highs, and high schools will observe the 12th annual “National Day of Silence.”
Buddy Smith of American Family Association asserts, “It’s outrageous that our neighborhood schools would allow homosexual activism to intrude into the classroom. ‘Day of Silence’ is about coercing students to repudiate traditional morality. It’s time for Christian parents to draw the line — if your children will be exposed to this DOS propaganda in their school, then keep them home for the day.”
“It amounts to educational malpractice for school officials to engage in one-sided homosexual activism,” said Matt Barber of Concerned Women for America. “Our schools are supposed to be places of learning, not places of political indoctrination. It is the height of impropriety and cynicism for “gay” activists and school officials to use children as pawns in their attempt to further a highly controversial and polarizing political agenda.”
“Day of Silence” is promoted by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), a homosexual activist group that targets schools. The event is typically organized by a school’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) and is designed to pressure students to regard homosexual, bisexual, and transgender behavior as normal and worthy. Students and even some teachers remain silent throughout the school day, disrupting the teaching environment. Protesters wear t-shirts and hand out “speaking cards” protesting alleged injustice, harassment, prejudice, and discrimination toward “LGBT” people and their “allies.” ...
From Mission America, including the list of schools around the country that participate:
Help Stop the Political Hijacking of Schools
Boycott the April DAY of SILENCE!
[includes list of schools likely participating in the April 2008 "Day of Silence"]
This pro-homosexual day communicates clear (and false) messages to ALL students in the school that: homosexuality is a worthy lifestyle; that it has few or no risks; that some people are "born" homosexual, including students; and that those who oppose this behavior are hateful and uninformed.
We do NOT agree. The Day of Silence is, sadly, a day of deception.The facts do not support the implications noted above. Responsible parents and communities will oppose this message of corruption and well-informed schools that really care about kids will never allow this nonsense to take place on the school campus....
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the Day of Silence....
Monday, March 03, 2008
Judiciary Committee Hearing Will Expose Lies by Mass. Family Institute, Romney, and Mainstream Media
But will the mainstream media report it? Of course not, because they don't want their LIE exposed, that "same-sex marriage is legal in Massachusetts."
See Gregg Jackson's excellent blog on this today at Pundit Review: Who’s Delusional Mitt?
How revealing: Massachusetts Family Institute (MFI) contradicts itself on two bills regarding "homosexual marriage" before the Judiciary Committee tomorrow:
- The first, Bill H1720 (also S918) filed by the homosexual lobby, would legalize “homosexual marriages” (changing the marriage statute to allow two people of either gender to marry) -- something never done after the SJC’s Goodridge ruling made that suggestion in November 2003.
- The second, Bill S926, filed by MassResistance, would declare all supposed “homosexual marriages,” contracted from May 17, 2004 on, “NULL & VOID” -- since there was never any change in the statutes to permit such “marriages.”
While MFI tells its people to oppose the legalization of "homosexual marriage" in the first bill, it doesn't tell them to support the MassResistance bill. Why not?
Logically, if you oppose the first bill, you would also support the second. Clearly, if “homosexual marriage” was never legalized, such supposed “marriages” in Massachusetts have not been legal. So why not so declare them “NULL & VOID” as the bill says?
Sadly, Massachusetts Family Institute (MFI) has tied itself up in knots on this one. They admit the first bill exists, and therefore they must understand that “homosexual marriage” is still not legal. So why did their hero Mitt Romney issue fraudulent “marriage licenses” to homosexual couples (starting May 2004), and order state office holders to comply? Romney was violating the Constitution by ordering his executive branch to implement a fantasy that was never made law. Only the Legislature can rewrite the marriage statute, and that was necessary before the Governor could constitutionally change the marriage licenses!
Yet MFI refuses to support the second bill, filed by MassResistance, which recognizes this reality. Don’t they want clarity in the Massachusetts marriage laws? The problem is, they can't have that -- and defend Romney's actions too.
MFI supporters must realize that they've been lied to and misled by that organization. It's a disgrace.
Sunday, March 02, 2008
MFI also sold out in its compromise on the VoteOnMarriage amendment wording (even claiming we could "dialogue" with MassEquality!); its failure to support the removal of the Goodridge-majority judges; its failure to support bills filed by MassResistance (including the Parents' Rights bill); and its pattern of hijacking work and research from MassResistance without accreditation, while publicly denouncing our "tone".
Grassroots conservatives sense that their real agenda is to defend their own perks. Real pro-family, moral conservative candidates are being undermined. Politicians who stand for nothing but pretend to stand for everything buy endorsements from trusted "conservatives." The grassroots are figuring out why election victories turn into betrayals on policy. There has been no greater betrayal in our lifetime than in the cover-up of Mitt Romney's actions in Massachusetts:
What they haven't told you WILL hurt you, your children and your grandchildren! Click here to read the rest at the UndergroundJournal.net.
By John Haskins and Gregg Jackson
Saturday, March 01, 2008
"Obama: If elected I will use the bully pulpit for gay causes," Baptist Press, 2-28-08.
"Judge orders homeschoolers into government education; Court: Family's religious beliefs 'noevidence' of 1st Amendment violation," WorldNetDaily, 2-29-08.
"Seattle man who helped launch Microsoft left $65M for gay rights," Seattle Times, 2-24-08.
In Britain, the Christians Are Criminals: Second UK Couple Rejected as Foster Parents Due to Religious Beliefs, Americans for Truth, 2-28-08.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
From our new favorite website, zombietime.com:
Trans March 2007: San Francisco, June 22, 2007
These photos were taken at the "Trans March" in San Francisco on June 22, 2007. The Trans March is, according to the event's own website, a gathering of "ftm, mtf, bayot, crossdressers, sadhin, hijra, transvestites, bantut, drag queens, drag kings, mahu, transsexuals, bakla, travesti, genderqueers, kathoey, two spirit, intersex and those with other labels for themselves and no labels for themselves, those who see gender as having more than two options, and those who live between the existing options." [Here are just some of zombietime's photos:]
"A social scientist who understands human nature will not dismiss the vital roles of free choice, voluntary cooperation and moral integrity – as liberals do," he says. "A political leader who understands human nature will not ignore individual differences in talent, drive, personal appeal and work ethic, and then try to impose economic and social equality on the population – as liberals do. And a legislator who understands human nature will not create an environment of rules which over-regulates and over-taxes the nation's citizens, corrupts their character and reduces them to wards of the state – as liberals do."
Dr. Rossiter says the liberal agenda preys on weakness and feelings of inferiority in the population by:
- creating and reinforcing perceptions of victimization;
- satisfying infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation;
- augmenting primitive feelings of envy;
- rejecting the sovereignty of the individual, subordinating him to the will of the government.
"The roots of liberalism – and its associated madness – can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind," he says. "When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious."
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The state truly does have an interest in prohibiting certain sexual activities. The connection between the worlds of unrestrained GLBT behaviors and BDSM is well established. Otherwise, why would we see PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays) co-sponsoring a transgender conference (including kinky sex workshops) with the New England Leather Alliance (BDSM advocates); or GLAD (the legal advocacy organization that brought us “gay marriage”) holding a forum advocating total sexual liberation called “Sex on the Margins”?
In the New York Post:
THEY BEAT IT OUT OF ME: SECRET S&M LIFE OVER, PROF VOWS (2-13-08)
His life was saved last Friday by a dominatrix at the Nutcracker Suite on East 33rd Street, who was assigned to check on him after her colleague left him with a dog collar around his neck and a leather mask over his face, suspended a few inches off the floor.
She realized his foot was turning blue because one of his high heels had slipped off....
GLUTTON FOR PUNISHMENT: WHY I S&M (2-17-08)
AFTER a long day at the office, a high-powered Upper West Side tech consultant likes nothing better than to light some candles, turn down the lights - and get whipped.
"It's all about giving up everything, a total power exchange where you don't have to worry about anything," said the 36-year-old married dad of two.
"It's a release of any obligations I've got."
Sometimes the twisted sex play can get out of hand - as a near-fatal accident at the Nutcracker Suite on East 33rd Street proved last week. A 67-year-old Canadian college professor, who had hidden his predilection for S&M from his wife and two adult children for decades, was almost strangled with a dog collar around his neck and a leather mask over his face.
Richard Benjamin, who spent three days in a coma following the incident, has since vowed to break his lifelong addiction....
Monday, February 25, 2008
Thirteen states plus D.C. already have "transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination laws." (See list.) As far as we know, none of those states' laws really define that phrase! Our humble opinion is that the really big lawsuits which will surely flor from these new laws won't be seen until more states have such laws in place -- especially the biggies that haven't yet fallen, like Massachusetts, New York and Florida.
"Connecticut legislature to discuss adding gender identity or expression to state non-discrimination law" (InNews Weekly, 2-21-08)
Jerimarie Liesegang [see Liesegang's blog & photo], executive director of the Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition and board member at Love Makes a Family, was joined by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders senior attorney Jennifer Levi and activist Rachel Goldberg on Wednesday, February 20 at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to discuss the chances of passage for a bill that would add gender identity and expression to the state's non-discrimination statutes.
Connecticut has no explicit law protecting individuals from discrimination based on gender identity or expression in employment, housing, public accommodations, lending or education. An Act Concerning Discrimination would add the phrase "gender identity or expression" to Connecticut's existing non-discrimination law, prohibiting this discrimination.
Should this bill pass, Connecticut will join 13 other states and Washington, D.C. in protecting its residents from this kind of discrimination....
In 2007, Connecticut legislators in four committees and the state Senate cast 80 votes to pass this bill and only nine to reject it. The House of Representatives did not vote on the bill so it died in the 2007 General Assembly.
In 2008, said Liesegang, "we have hope for a more successful outcome."
Sunday, February 24, 2008
WRKO-680 AM radio cut a quarter-century talk veteran from the airwaves yesterday amid rumors it is making way for full days of paid programming on Saturdays.
Saturday morning man Moe Lauzier went on the air at 6 a.m. yesterday only to be told 15 minutes later by executive producer Tom Shattuck that it would be his last show. Lauzier would have celebrated his 25th anniversary with the station in June.
“The way they handled it is just terribly disrespectful,” he told the Herald....
Saturday, February 23, 2008
“All persons shall have the right to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges of any place of public accommodation, resort or amusement subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law and applicable to all persons. This right is recognized and declared to be a civil right.”
So, as we've already noted, "public accommodations" as defined in Mass. law can mean almost any place outside of private homes. Hospitals are specifically named and therefore will have to perform sex-change surgeries, because they will be a civil right! Adoption agencies will have to place children with transsexual parents, because that will be a civil right. Men who think they're women will be able to use the women's restroom or locker room, because that will be a civil right. Transsexual porn writers will be able to hold conferences at any hotel they choose, because it will be their civil right. And since the phrase "gender identity or expression" is not really defined in the bill, who knows what else could be argued to be a civil right?
Friday, February 22, 2008
How weird is this getting? Will Massachusetts really enact a law to encourage this? Soon "stand-to-pee devices" may be covered by your company's medical benefits! From "Peeing in Peace":
Strategy #1: Learn the Gender Code
Gender stereotypes are heightened in the bathroom. Therefore, sometimes the easiest way to use the bathroom is to understand these gender stereotypes, even if you find them uncomfortable or problematic. Here is some information that might help you get by until we can create safer restrooms. (Please keep inmind that this information is necessarily stereotypical and that we are including it here not because it is the way things should be, but because it is the way things currently are.):
The women’s room:
The women’s bathroom is a social space. People tend to have conversations between stalls, at the sinks, and while in line. People in the women’s room often bring in children of all genders in order to help them. It is generally a friendly place (for those who “belong”) where people are not afraid to look at each other and smile or chat. In this bathroom, folks tend to wait in line along the walls of the bathroom, away from the stalls. Often people will spend time at the sink or mirror.
The men’s room:
This is not a social space. Nobody talks or makes eye contact with anyone else. People don’t stand next to each other at urinals unless they are all filled. Usually folks in the men’s room stand in line in the middle of the bathroom. If you need a stall and there are none, pretend you just came in to wash your hands. Don’t feel out of place for using a stall. People who use the men’s room sit down sometimes too and will use a stall whether or not the urinals are full. If you need to sit down to pee and are worried that someone will notice, try using a can lid or medicine spoon to stand. You can also try one of the various stand-to-pee devices, such as the Mango product or the DJ Knows Dick Pissin’ Passin’ Packer, available at stores and online.
Strategy #2: Confidence
Using gender segregated bathrooms may be nerve-wracking at times but it is important that you realize you have a right to be there, no matter how other people react to you. You belong in the bathroom thatmakes you feel most comfortable as much as anyone else does. Being confident lets other people knowmthat as well. If you are feeling nervous when entering a bathroom, take a deep breath and remind yourself that there’s nothing wrong with you and that you have the right to be there as much as anyone else does. If necessary, keep taking deep breaths and repeat the phrase, “I belong here” in your mind while you are in the bathroom.