Friday, August 17, 2012

Hey gay rights advocates, take the hate off your plate

Calling pro-gender marriage supporters hateful is common.  For example, in a Time opinion, Art Smith asked Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy to “take the hate off the plate.”   And at Huffington Post, “nationally recognized LGBT leader in higher education” Shane L. Windmeyer wrote about Cathy’s “anti-gay remarks” and “Chick-fil-A's secretive donations to . . . a documented hate group.”
But does using the word “hate” lead to more hatred?
In the Washington Post, Dana Milbank cautions against throwing the word “hate” around so recklessly.  And “stop listing a mainstream Christian advocacy group alongside neo-Nazis and Klansmen.”
Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay rights organization, posted an alert on its blog Tuesday: “Paul Ryan Speaking at Hate Group’s Annual Conference.” 
The “hate group” that the Republicans’ vice presidential candidate would be addressing? The Family Research Council, a mainstream conservative think tank founded by James Dobson and run for many years by Gary Bauer. 
The day after the gay rights group’s alert went out, 28-year-old Floyd Lee Corkins II walked into the Family Research Council’s Washington headquarters and, according to an FBI affidavit, proclaimed words to the effect of “I don’t like your politics” — and shot the security guard. Corkins, who had recently volunteered at a gay community center, was carrying a 9mm handgun, a box of ammunition and a backpack full of Chick-fil-A — the company whose president recently spoke out against gay marriage
Human Rights Campaign isn’t responsible for the shooting. Neither should the organization that deemed the FRC a “hate group,” the Southern Poverty Law Center, be blamed for a madman’s act. But both are reckless in labeling as a “hate group” a policy shop that advocates for a full range of conservative Christian positions, on issues from stem cells to euthanasia. 
I disagree with the Family Research Council’s views on gays and lesbians. But it’s absurd to put the group, as the law center does, in the same category as Aryan Nations, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Stormfront and the Westboro Baptist Church. The center says the FRC “often makes false claims about the LGBT community based on discredited research and junk science.” Exhibit A in its dossier is a quote by an FRC official from 1999 (!) saying that “gaining access to children has been a long-term goal of the homosexual movement.” 
Offensive, certainly. But in the same category as the KKK? 
The National Organization for Marriage, which opposes gay marriage, is right to say that the attack “is the clearest sign we’ve seen that labeling pro-marriage groups as ‘hateful’ must end.” 
The Family Research Council’s president, Tony Perkins, said Thursday that “Corkins was given a license to shoot an unarmed man by organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center.” This goes too far. Nobody gave Corkins a license to kill. But at the same time, “hate,” a strong word, has been used too loosely — whether it’s Mitt Romney telling President Obama to take his “campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago,” or the Southern Poverty Law Center lumping a Christian policy group in with hooded bigots.

Video: Family Research Council seeks debate not hate from SPLC

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins said calling his organization a hate group is "reckless labeling."  He made it clear that they hold the gunman, Floyd Lee Corkins II responsible for the shooting at FRC headquarters.  Perkins also believes name-calling from organizations such as SPLC encourage hatred.

Fox news anchor Megyn Kelly noted that Corkins entered FRC with a "9 mm handgun, two additional mags of ammo and reportedly fifteen sandwiches from Chick-fil-A."

Perkins said, "Let me be very clear here that Floyd Corkins was responsible for the wounding of one of our colleagues and a one of my friends yesterday here at the Family Research Council.  But I believe he was given license to do that by a group such as Southern Poverty Law Center who labeled us a hate group because we defend the family and we stand for traditional orthodox Christianity."

"There's no room for that in a society such as ours that is governed by a constitution and where we shape our laws through elections and through public policy debates.  And I think it's time for people to realize what the Southern Poverty Law Center is doing with their reckless labeling of organizations that they disagree with."

Kelly:  "You were unhappy with that designation [hate group] and you asked for a debate with the SPLC.  What was their response?"

Perkins:  "Silence.  They didn't say anything.  They don't want to debate.  That's what this is all about.  It's about marginalizing and ultimately silencing those they disagree with."

"It's not just us they did it to."

Will the SPLC rise to the occasion and join in a civil debate about redefining marriage?

Stop the hate.  Let's debate.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Gay rights activists criticize pro-child prayer in France

Gay rights activists in France consider it homophobic to request that children have access to both a father and mother.

In their quest to redefine marriage, gay lobby has also redefined homophobia.  They believe that supporting the right of children to have a loving and committed relationship with both a mother and a father is flaming homophobia.

From Reuters:

Roman Catholic congregations in churches across France prayed for traditional marriage on Wednesday, provoking accusations of homophobia from gay rights groups as Paris prepares to legalize same-sex matrimony.
The rare clerical foray into political debate, on the Assumption Day holiday observed in traditionally Catholic countries in Europe, referred only indirectly to the new marriage law the government plans to pass next year. 
But the carefully worded text, first published earlier this month, dominated the news headlines in France, where the media have presented it as a strong attack on the reform. 
Church leaders insisted their aim was to launch an open debate about plans to legalize same-sex marriage and euthanasia, two in a list of 60 pledges made by Francois Hollande in his successful election campaign for the presidency last spring. 
"The Church wants a debate about social reforms that are coming soon and that really worry us," Monsignor Bernard Podvin, spokesman for the bishops' conference, told LCI television.
What was the prayer that outraged the gay lobby?  
In the passage widely taken as an allusion to same-sex marriage and adoption, it said children should "cease to be objects of the desires and conflicts of adults and fully benefit from the love of a father and a mother".
As Monsignor Podvin pointed out, "This prayer does not exclude anyone."
Gay rights groups disagreed. "This message is fertile ground for discrimination and homophobia," Michael Bouvard of the SOS Homophobie group told LCI. Secularists have also asked if the Church should publicly take sides in a political debate.

Do gay rights activists believe in the separation of church and marriage?

Does the gay lobby believe children should not benefit from the love of a father and a mother?  

Does anti-gender marriage oppose the rights of children?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

‘Bisexual raised by a lesbian couple’ called ‘gay-basher’ for not supporting same-sex marriage

Why are gay rights activists going ballistic over Robert Oscar Lopez?  Could it be they are afraid to face the truth?

Lopez recently defended Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus’s study, which “found that children of gay or bisexual parents had greater difficulties than children of intact biological families with a mother and father. The gay blogosphere had gone mad, accusing Regnerus of being an anti-gay pig and distorting sociological data.” 

After Lopez defended the Regnerus study with personal testimony from his own life, gay rights activists aimed their radar at him.

 Since my article came out, I have been through far worse than I ever thought would happen.  My job is at risk, and worst of all, my coworkers received an e-mail from a gay rights organization with the title "COMPLAINT AGAINST CSUN'S ROBERT LOPEZ: GAY BASHER."  Soon I got e-mails from administrators.  People really investigate claims like this. 
Gay basher? 
For God's sake, I am a bisexual raised by a lesbian couple, who helped countless people dying of AIDS.  I've spent my life cleaning up the messes left by gay politics.  I wrote an honest essay.  That's bashing?
Apparently telling the truth has been redefined as "gay-bashing."

Do anti-gender marriage advocates consider name-calling and intimidation their best arguments?  

Security guard shot defending Family Research Council

A security guard was shot at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C.  Despite being injured, he and others wrestled the intruder to the floor.  The perpetrator is in FBI custody.

Is defending the Family Research Council becoming more dangerous?

Washington Post reports:

A security guard at the Family Research Council was shot and wounded Wednesday morning after a scuffle in the lobby of the group’s headquarters in downtown Washington, authorities said. 
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the shooter walked into the lobby of the building at about 10:45 and was confronted by the security guard as if the guard were asking him where he was going. 
The man then took out a gun and opened fire on the guard, Lanier said. The guard and others wrestled the man to the ground, disarmed him and waited for police, she said. The guard was then taken to the hospital and is in stable condition, the chief said. FBI officials said the guard was shot in the arm. 
The shooter is in FBI custody and has not yet been charged, authorities said. 
“The security guard here is a hero, as far as I’m concerned,” Lanier said. ”He did his job. The person never made it past the front.”

Who knows how many lives the security guard and the others saved with their quick and courageous response?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hey anti-Chick-fil-A activists: Is that gender-hate on your plate?

Renowned chef Art Smith asks Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy to “take the hate off the plate.” 

Cathy previously defended women and gender-integrated marriage saying, “I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we would have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is all about.”

Smith considers this a hateful attitude, writing, “It’s a sad state when ‘comfort food’ tears communities apart, making so many people feel attacked and unwanted.”

News alert:  It’s not fried chicken that is dividing Americans.  It is the left’s push to force gender-segregated marriage on the country that is so divisive.

Mr. Smith, where is your love for gender-integration?  Where is your love for children and their right to have a loving relationship with both their mother and their father?  If segregating races is wrong, why advance a “separate but equal” stance when it comes to gender and marriage? Isn’t that discrimination and segregation?

Do you truly believe that depriving children of both genders in the home is an act of love? 

In your quest to redefine marriage, did you forget about children equality?

Video: Gay Liberation Network harasses praying priest outside Chick-fil-A

The Gay Liberation Network showed their true rainbow colors and Chicago values while picketing outside a Chick-fil-A restaurant.  They chanted "Pray away Chick-fil-A" but when joined by a praying priest, they called him a "hateful bigot" and shouted, "Get him out of here!"

They know how to walk in circles, repeat slogans, and call names while they demand equality.  But treat others with equality?  Not so much.

At one point they surrounded Father Gerald O'Reilly, pointing their fingers and chanting "Shame!" One lady screamed at him, "Why don't you go where you're wanted?"  No doubt the Chick-fil-A employees and patrons inside wondered the same about her and her organization.

And pray?  The protesters don't seem to know how to do that either.

Watch the short-haired lady with the sign that says:  "Anti-Gay is not okay.  CHick-fil-A GO AWAY!"

Thank you Fr. O'Reilly for giving the activists a tutorial in tolerance and prayer and real Chicago values.

Defend pro-gender marriage!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Judge questions gender of ‘pregnant man’ seeking divorce

Thomas Beatie (aka “pregnant man”) wants to divorce his “wife.”  But the judge suspects that Beatie is a woman because he gave birth to children.  And if he is a woman, then was it a legitimate marriage to begin with?

TMZ reports:
An Arizona judge isn't convinced the Pregnant Man's marriage should be recognized in the Grand Canyon state ... because both man and wife have vaginas ... which might equate to same sex marriage ... which isn't legal in AZ. 
 The dispute is the latest speed bump in Thomas Beatie's divorce proceedings from wife Nancy ... who Thomas married in Hawaii back in 2003. The two represented themselves as a heterosexual couple because Thomas, a transgender man who was born a woman, had a state authorized change of sex before the wedding. Thomas says he has state-sanctioned legal docs to prove it. 
 But an AZ judge is calling the whole system into question ... refusing to preside over the divorce until he is convinced that the two were legitimately married in the first place. 
 In the docs, the judge points to Beatie's womb ... and notes that Thomas gave birth to the couple's three children during the marriage. 
 The judge then argues that he can find NO legal authority that defines a man as someone who has the ability to give birth to a child. 
 Therefore, the judge claims, it's possible Beatie's marriage was NOT LEGAL from the start ... and he has no authority to grant the couple a divorce.
The judge gave Beatie an opportunity to defend the marriage ... and Beatie has filed docs doing just that ... pointing to his U.S. passport which designates him as a man as well as his Hawaii birth certificate, which was changed to describe him as a man. 
 The judge has yet to make a final decision.

What defines gender?  Legal documents about a person?  Or that person’s actual body? 

Passports and birth certificates can be incorrect or forged.  Instead, should we look to science and biology to determine sex?  Are we going define gender by wishes or reality?  Is it better to base law on perceptions or actual chromosomes? 

Do people have the right to choose their own gender when it comes to legal and social matters such as marriage and divorce?

Video: Chicken with a side of anti-gender

Why doesn’t this couple have the right to marry? 

It’s not because they identify as gay; they don’t.  Not because they are heterosexual; that isn’t required.  These two obviously like each other.  Only good friends would agree to film themselves making out in front of Chick-fil-A and then post their video on YouTube.

The reason they can’t marry:  they are the same gender. 

This video proves that “gay marriage” is not about “gays” as much as it is about gender. Sure, Skyler Stone and his buddy Mike Smith can kiss, but they still can’t marry.  Their sexual orientation is not what precludes their marriage.  The problem is this couple is  gender-exclusive.  Marriage is about the integration of genders to provide a mother and a father for children.

These two straight guys advocating for gay marriage don't seem to realize their kiss-in protest actually demonstrates that same-sex marriage is more about gender than sexual attraction.
 Segregating genders in marriage is anti-gender.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Gender-segregation: Saudi Arabia plans city for women only

Saudi Arabia is planning to build a new city exclusively for women as it bids to combine strict Sharia law and career minded females, pursuing work. 

It is thought the Saudi Industrial Property Authority (Modon) has been asked to bring the country up to date with the rest of the modern world with the controversial city, which is now being designed with construction to begin next year. 

It is hoped it will allow women’s desire to work without defying the country’s Islamic laws. The municipality in the Eastern city of Hafuf is expected to attract 500 million riyals (£84m) in investments and it will create around 5,000 jobs in the textiles, pharmaceuticals and food processing industries. There will be women-run firms and production lines for women. 

Although Saudi Sharia law does not prohibit women to work figures show that only 15 per cent of women are represented in the workforce. 

The plan coincides with the governments ambitions to get women to play a more active part in the development of the country. Among the stated objectives are to create jobs, particularly for younger women.

Democrats endorse gender imbalanced families calling it ‘marriage equality’

Democrats took another step towards adding gender-segregated marriage to their party’s plank.  This will create unequal family situations for children, encouraging some to grow up without mothers, while others will be deprived of their fathers.  Democrats call this gender imbalance “marriage equality.”

The next hurdle for this anti-gender movement will come at the Democratic national convention in September in North Carolina. reports:
The national Democratic Party's platform committee endorsed gay marriage Saturday for the first time and called for the repeal of a federal law that recognizes marriage as between a man and a woman. 
The committee, meeting in downtown Detroit, let stand the work of a separate group that drafted the platform two weeks ago in Minneapolis. The platform is a broad statement of the party's priorities on the economy, social issues, and national defense and next goes to the national convention in North Carolina in September. 
Scott Dibble, a committee member and a state senator from Minnesota, said that support for gay marriage can attract new voters. 
"Young people are looking for a political home right now. This has become a defining moral question of our time," said Dibble, who is gay.
Will Dibble’s prediction come true?  Are young voters passionate enough about gender-segregation to take the time to go to the polls and support anti-gender marriage?

Or will young Americans be more attracted to the Romney/Ryan ticket, which supports pro-gender marriage?

 We’ll find out in November which one wins:  gender integration or segregation.