Archive for December, 2007

When Homosexual-on-Homosexual Rape Is Called a ‘Hate Crime’: the Felipe Rivera Case

Friday, December 28th, 2007

By Peter LaBarbera 

NOTE TO READERS: When we made our initial comments on our story, we were relying on what turned out to be a sloppy and erroneous Chicago Tribune story (see bottom), and we had not seen the Chicago Sun Times story on this crime, which conflicts with the Tribune account. I apologize for reporting this so quickly and for foolishly relying on a single Chicago media story for accurate news (not a good idea).

Here are the essential details from the Sun-Times article, “Alleged gay advance cited in rape” (emphasis added):

Felipe Rivera, 43, is charged with a hate crime as well as aggravated criminal sexual assault and other offenses, said a spokesman for the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. If convicted, he could face more than 30 years in prison, a source said.

 

According to a spokesman for Cicero police, Rivera and the victim encountered each other at a party Friday night in the 1200 block of South 50th Avenue.

 

“Mr. Rivera got upset apparently because he believed the victim, No. 1, didn’t respond to a female and then, No. 2, somehow winked at him — made what he perceived as a sexual advance,” said Cicero police spokesman Dan Proft.

 

30 years possible
Rivera then punched the victim in the face, Proft said, and was asked to leave the party. He allegedly waited outside for the victim. According to Rivera, the victim, 37, then propositioned Rivera for a sex act — a claim the victim denies, Proft said.

 

Rivera followed the victim to the outer staircase of a basement apartment, where he removed the victim’s pants and raped him, authorities said. Afterward, Rivera punched the victim in the head, leaving him semi-conscious, then inserted a metal broom handle in the victim’s rectum, sources said.

 

Rivera gave police these details in a videotaped statement, according to Proft. When asked why he did it, Rivera allegedly said it was “because he hates f – - – - – s, and this is what they get,” according to Proft.

 

A spokesman for the state’s attorney said Rivera also shouted “sexually oriented derogatory comments” during the rape.

 

After the alleged attack, Rivera went to his mother’s residence nearby. Because she has an order of protection against him, she called the police, Proft said.

I just spoke with Cicero spokesman Dan Proft, who says that the Sun-Times story is the most accurate he’s read.

In our original commentary (below), I relied on the Trib account which appears to have mangled Proft’s statement so as to assert that the violent assailant propositioned his male victim for sex. According to the Sun-Times, however, the assailant claims that his victim did the propositioning (which the victim denies actually happened). 

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Listen to Peter LaBarbera Guest Hosting the “Sandy Rios Show”

Friday, December 28th, 2007

grinch.gif Which homosexual activist(s) got AFTAH’s “Gay Grinch” award for 2007? Hint: it involves the Boy Scouts. Listen online to find out.

By Peter LaBarbera 

Click HERE to listen to the first hour, and HERE to listen online to the second hour of my guest-hosting appearance Dec. 17 on WYLL (a Christian station outside Chicago, Ill.) for the Sandy Rios Show. Sandy is a dear friend, president of Culture Campaign, a commentator on FOX News, and — I almost forgot — a Great American.

The show features (in the first hour) some great exchanges with my friends, African Americans Rev. Al Cleveland of Rehoboth Empowerment Christian Church and Charlene Cothran, discussing DiversityInc publisher Luke Visconti’s nutty comparison of me to a 19th Century slavery advocate.

The second hour features: an interview with Dan Zanoza of Republicans For Fair Media on CNN’s “political ambush” using a supposed “gay general” at its YouTube Republican Presidential Debate to promote homosexuality in the military; a short but sweet exchange with AFTAH Board Member Mike Heath of the Christian Civic League of Maine on getting men back involved in the “culture war”: and a short interview with Dave Smith of the Illinois Family Institute on his campaign to get the NFL to stop allowing bawdy ads during football games.

You can also listen at the end for AFTAH’s first annual ”Gay Grinch” award for 2007. Hint: it involves the Boy Scouts of America.

There’s one big problem with the broadcast: I don’t think I said “um” enough…. Oh well, practice makes perfect. Thanks to Sandy for the opportunity. — Peter LaBarbera

AFTAH Banquet Videos Now Available!

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Charlene Cothran/David Parker AFTAH BANQUET VIDEO Is Finally Available!

Excellent teaching tool for young people who are being brainwashed to accept homosexuality!
 
The AFTAH Banquet Videos are finally available and will be shipped ASAP!  To order a complete DVD (or CD) set of both ex-lesbian Charlene Cothran’s and parental rights hero David Parker’s outstanding talks, make an online donation of at least $25 postpaid to Americans For Truth (http://americansfortruth.com/donate/). Please use the online form at https://americansfortruth.nozonenet.com/donate/cc.php to specify your order.  You can substitute an audio CD but you must request this specifically. To order by regular mail, send your check or money order specifying “2007 Banquet DVD” (or CD) to: Americans For Truth, P.O. Box 5522, Naperville, IL 60567-5522.

Bulk Orders available: 2 for $40; 3 for $55; 4 for $70; add $10 for each additional DVD or contact us at americansfortruth@comcast.net (or 630-717-7631) for large bulk order pricing.

CWA Interviews LaBarbera and Cothran on DiversityInc ‘Slavery’ Slam

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Click HERE to listen online to Concerned Women For America’s recent online interview about DiversityInc publisher Luke Visconti’s nasty slam against AFTAH’s Peter LaBarbera, comparing him to a past slavery advocate. Charlene Cothran, an African-American former lesbian who spoke at AFTAH’s banquet, is not too pleased with “white guy” Visconti’s silly analogy.

CWA writes regarding the online broadcast:

DiversityInc. magazine, an influential business and human resources publication, recently hosted a panel discussion on “Religion in the Workplace.” While Peter LaBarbera, founder of Americans for Truth, was originally invited to be the lone representative of traditional Christian views on the panel, he was later dis-invited after homosexual activist panelists refused to participate if he were there. Later, while Peter was allowed to submit a column expressing his views, magazine co-founder Luke Visconti published a rebuttal comparing Peter, and all traditionally-minded Christians with slave owners and the Ku Klux Klan. Matt Barber, CWA’s Policy Director for Cultural Issues, discusses this situation with Peter LaBarbera and special guest Charlene Cothran, publisher of Venus magazine, an African-American and a former lesbian.

You can access all CWA’s online multi-media presentations HERE.

CWA Posts Video of AFTAH’s Folsom-Pelosi Press Conference

Friday, December 28th, 2007

folsompressconferencepixcwa.jpg Click HERE to watch an online video of Americans For Truth’s press conference in Washington, D.C., calling on Nancy Pelosi to take action against illegal nudity and perversion taking place on the streets in her district.

Our good friends at Concerned Women for America (CWA) have have graciously posted an online video of Americans For Truth’s Dec. 5 press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  At the event, we showed our video exposing the illegal behavior involved in the sadistic ”Folsom Street Fair” in San Francisco – and called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) to denounce it and take measures to stop such illegal activity in the future. Note that our six-minute video of uncensored footage from Folsom is not included in the online video.

As we expected, the major media was a no-show at the event, although FOX’s Hannity & Colmes the Michael Savage Show later covered it.

CWA’s Matt Barber (an AFTAH Board Member) spoke at our event; Barber first broke the story about Folsom’s anti-Christian promotional artwork, which Speaker Pelosi has refused to denounce. Also shown speaking at the Press Club event are Americans For Truth President Peter LaBarbera and Grace Harley, representing PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays). Harley is a Christian woman who came out of ”transgendered” lifestyle.  Click HERE to view the press conference.

Stand For Truth with an End-of-Year Gift to AFTAH!

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

hannity-colmes-folsom.bmp  AFTAH’s recent appearance on FOX’s Hannity & Colmes exposed millions of Americans to the reality that San Francisco now “tolerates” open nudity and perversion on its streets, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other city leaders beholden to powerful homosexual activists do nothing. Click on http://www.americansfortruth.org/donate/ to make a year-end, tax-deductible gift to support AFTAH’s critical work.

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“I give to Americans For Truth to preserve my children’s future.  I cannot fight the fight full-time like AFTAH does, but I can help with my resources.  There are many militant groups that are aggressively trying to steal my children’s innocence under the guise of ‘tolerance and acceptance.’  We need AFTAH’s voice.”Richard, Inverness, IL, father of three, explaining his $1,000 gift to Americans For Truth

Dear ‘American For Truth,’
 
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying this blessed season.  Please consider an end-of-year, tax-deductible gift to Americans For Truth to help us start 2008 on solid footing.  You can give safely online at http://www.americansfortruth.org/donate/.
 
AFTAH is one of the few groups that unapologetically and aggressively confronts the homosexual/transsexual lobby, which is one of the most dangerous and evil movements facing America.  Why do I say that?  Because in the name of something noble (“civil rights”), homosexual activists promote the state-enforced acceptance of immoral, destructive behavior — and even corrupt schoolchildren through pro-homosexuality lessons that manipulate innocent minds. 
 
This agenda directly threatens our cherished religious and First Amendment freedoms — while undermining historic faith and Biblical morality by claiming that somehow, 5,000 years of Judeo-Christian teaching and tradition are wrong and homosexuality is actually a “gift from God”!

Just another lie created by a movement built upon lies.  Why is it that so many people are intimidated by this deceitful lobby, or are afraid to speak out against the pro-homosexual propaganda that is everywhere in the media and popular culture?

At Americans For Truth, we are not afraid, and we are not retreating.  I had a revelation two weeks ago while speaking at a gathering of pro-family leaders in Ohio.  A veteran pro-life activist heard my speech and later told me that he was simply unaware of how multifaceted and deep is the network of organizations dedicated solely to promoting homosexuality and gender confusion in the USA.  The following organizations collectively spend tens of millions of dollars every year, are highly specialized, and are focused like a laser beam on normalizing homosexuality in the culture — in our laws, the media, Hollywood, schools and even our churches:

Human Rights Campaign: Lobbying/Political Action
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: Grassroots Organizing
Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN): Transforming K-12 Schools/Colleges 
Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG): Cultural Acceptance/Lobbying/Schools
Lambda Legal: Changing the Law/Pro-homosexual lawsuits
ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Project: Lawsuits
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network: Military
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD): Media/Hollywood
National Center for Lesbian Rights: Lesbian Parenthood/Child Custody
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association: Changing Media from within
GenderPac: Redefining Gender Norms/’Transgender’ Lobbying 
Soulforce: Redefining Biblical Beliefs as “Homophobia’/Propagandizing Christian Colleges
Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders: Lobbying/Law/”Same-sex Marriage”

I thought to myself: if this savvy, pro-family hero was unaware of the size and strength of the “Lavender Army” (and the above list is far from comprehensive), then how ignorant is the typical American of what we’re up against?

Curiously, my new friend’s comment gave me renewed hope.  Yes, the hour is late, and our enemies are rich and powerful by worldly standards.  But they lack basic truth, and in fact they fear it — such as the sobering truth that homosexuality can never be “equal” to the natural family and marriage; in fact, homosexual behaviors lead to death and disease.  Or the simple reality that men and women can overcome homosexuality with a loving God’s help.

This is where Americans For Truth comes in.  The reason homosexual activists vilify us; the reason they monitor our every word, and why they barrage us with vile e-mails and cynically accuse us of “hate” — is that deep down they are afraid of the truth getting out.  Each manifestation of truth — like our San Francisco video, which shocks even the most jaded Culture Warriors to whom we have shown it — dispels a thousand “gay” lies and tired, liberal clichés!  And truth has a way of inevitably surfacing over time, no matter how biased the media are.    
 
Please help us today with a year-end, tax-deductible gift to help fulfill Americans For Truth’s mission of answering the modern homosexual movement’s lies, and the media’s mendacity, with facts and truth: http://www.americansfortruth.org/donate/.  From the bottom of my heart, I thank each of you who has helped to sustain AFTAH with your generosity and prayers.
 
God bless you, and Happy New Year.  I look forward to a new year of standing with you for what’s right in 2008!
 
Peter LaBarbera
 
President 
Americans For Truth
www.americansfortruth.org
(630)717-7631
 
P.S.  You can give safely online at http://www.americansfortruth.org/donate/.  We receive gifts totaling in the tens of thousands of dollars, but that does not compare to the tens of millions that our opponents raise to promote unhealthy lifestyles, even to children.  Please give faithfully and regularly so that we can continue to defend God’s truth on a daily basis.
 
Richard from Inverness, Illinois, a father of three young children, recently gave $1,000 to Americans for Truth.  He explains why:

“I give to Americans For Truth to preserve my children’s future.  I cannot fight the fight full-time like AFTAH does, but I can help with my resources.  There are many militant groups that are aggressively trying to steal my children’s innocence under the guise of ‘tolerance and acceptance.’   We need AFTAH’s voice.  Please join me in doing what you can to help Americans For Truth stay in the battle against secular pressure groups crusading for unhealthy and immoral lifestyles for our children.”

You can give safely online at http://www.americansfortruth.org/donate/.  To mail a tax-deductible gift of $1,000, $500, $100, $50 or whatever you can before the year’s end (so you can get your 2007 tax deduction), send your check to: 

Americans For Truth
P.O. Box 5522
Naperville, IL 60567-5522

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Charlene Cothran/David Parker AFTAH BANQUET VIDEO Is Finally Available!

Excellent teaching tool for young people who are being brainwashed to accept homosexuality!
 
The AFTAH Banquet Videos are finally available and will be shipped ASAP!  To order a complete DVD (or CD) set of both ex-lesbian Charlene Cothran’s and parental rights hero David Parker’s outstanding talks, make an online donation of at least $25 postpaid to Americans For Truth (http://americansfortruth.com/donate/). Please use the online form at https://americansfortruth.nozonenet.com/donate/cc.php to specify your order.  You can substitute an audio CD but you must request this specifically. To order by regular mail, send your check or money order specifying “2007 Banquet DVD” (or CD) to: Americans For Truth, P.O. Box 5522, Naperville, IL 60567-5522.

Bulk Orders available: 2 for $40; 3 for $55; 4 for $70; add $10 for each additional DVD or contact us at americansfortruth@comcast.net (or 630-717-7631) for large bulk order pricing.

A “Gay Man” Trapped in a Woman’s Body and Other Nonsense

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

sistersfolsom2007_promo.jpg “Transgender” confusion and perversion — such as the anti-Christian, drag-queen mock “nuns” who make up the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” — follow in the footsteps of the homosexual variety. In Massachusetts, a very confused female student who considers herself a ”gay male” is suing for the “right” to use the men’s locker room. The local newspaper uses the pronoun “his,” bowing to the female student’s (current) “gender identity.”

By J. Matt Barber, Concerned Women for America

Talk radio host Michael Savage doesn’t mince words. He often says that “liberalism is a mental disorder.” He’s right. Liberal ideology and political correctness, infused with public policy, begets social insanity.

Case in point: A recent report on a popular homosexual “news” site declares, “A transgendered student says he is the victim of discrimination at a small Massachusetts community college because he is biologically female.”

Say what? “He” is “female”? Welcome to PC-ville. Come for the oxymoron, stay for the cognitive dissonance.

In other news, “French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte says he is the victim of discrimination because he is biologically Bob from Detroit.”

Apparently, this clearly confused 20-year-old woman who “presents as a male and wears male clothing” is upset that Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Massachusetts, will not allow her to undress, shower or otherwise cavort with the fellows in the men’s locker room. She’s reportedly filed an “affirmative action complaint” against the school.

Even Haverhill’s local newspaper, the Eagle-Tribune, plays along, saying that she was “denied the use of the men’s locker room … because of his female anatomy.”

“His female anatomy”!?

Okay, wait a minute. … Is this one of those, “it depends on what the meaning of the word ‘his’ is” moments?

But it gets worse. The paper goes on to explain that this young woman – er, man … whatever – actually identifies as a “gay male.” It explains that her, “public unveiling as a transgender gay male happened as an adult two years ago. His designation means he has a female body, but identifies as a male and is sexually attracted to men.”

Geeze-oh-Pete! My head hurts. Can this be for real? How can any newspaper that wants to be taken seriously report this with a straight face? A “gay” man trapped in a woman’s body? And all this time I thought they were just straight gals in Dockers and flannel. When I was a kid we called them “tomboys.” They were great fun to play softball with, but they still had to shower with the rest of the girls. What unenlightened bigots we were back then. ….

Click HERE to read the rest of Barber’s column, “A Gay Man Trapped in a Woman’s Body and Other Nonsense.”

Is Nancy Pelosi Right? Can God ‘Bless’ America with Homosexual Activism?

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

pelosi_2.jpg Can God bless homosexual activism? Nancy Pelosi thinks so. Speaking before the world’s most powerful homosexual pressure group, she said: “God has certainly blessed America with the work of the Human Rights Campaign.” Help Americans For Truth oppose such lies with a tax-deductible, year-end gift.

Recently, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) appeared before a massive fundraiser put on by the largest homosexual pressure group in the world, the Human Rights Campaign, to accept their 2007 National Equality award. In her speech — which you can watch by clicking HERE — Pelosi praised HRC “for being a powerful and positive counterbalance to the voices of hate.” Thus she confuses, as does the group that honors her, defense of marriage and the natural family — and opposition to homosexuality – with “hate.”

Here is how Speaker Pelosi ended her speech:

“Thank you, HRC. May God bless you. God has certainly blessed America with the work of the Human Rights Campaign.”

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Support AFTAH with a Year-End Gift! 

Will you support Americans For Truth with a year-end gift to sustain us in our daily battle to answer the lies of the homosexual movement and their powerful allies? Click HERE (http://www.americansfortruth.org/donate/) to donate by credit card or Paypal.  Or you can send your tax-deductible gift of $500, $100, $50 or whatever you can give to: Americans For Truth (AFTAH), P.O. Box 5522, Naperville, IL 60567-5522. 

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A Note from Americans For Truth to Our Supporters:

By Peter LaBarbera

They have the power, the money and the influence.

We have the Truth.

They have Hollywood and the media.

We have the Truth.

They have the schools, the universities, the professional organizations, the corporate “diversity” programs.

We have the Truth. And the simple truth is that homosexual behavior is always wrong, but it can be overcome — like any sin — in a person’s life through the power of the Christ of Christmas, who came not to “condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” (John 3:17)

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