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What a Surprise–Al Gore Backs Counterfeit ‘Marriage’

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

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Dear Readers,

We knew it would be only a matter of time before pro-homosexuality, elitist liberals like Al Gore would take the next step along the incremental “gay agenda” path by embracing so-called “same-sex marriage.”  You can watch the 1-minute Gore video above.  The former vice-president asks the wrong question: it’s not just about the immediate impact on MY marriage (or your marriage), but rather associating the highest good — God’s institution of marriage — with something so deeply and morally wrong. 

Gore is also mistaken that legalized “same-sex marriage’ would not have a cascading effect on the rest of society, leading to: even greater indoctrination of school children (as in Massachusetts); forcing businesses and private individuals (and all taxpayers) to subsidize immoral relationships based on destructive, aberrant sex; and creating a boon for harmful “gay” adoptions, which intentionally consign innocent children to lives without a father or mother and set up practicing homosexuals as their adult role-models–not a good idea.
 
Gore once backed DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act), but now he’s sold his soul to the homosexual activist lobby.  I would have much more respect for him if he were to say on the same video that he is abandoning his (Christian) faith tradition to endorse this radical social experiment.  Instead, he will try, like so many other compromised liberals, to make the case that homosexual “marriage” is somehow consistent with Jesus’ mission on earth.  It’s not: Christ set a HIGHER moral standard than the Old Testament; He did not seek to accommodate sinful impulses like today’s worldly churches. 
 
Folks, Jesus is in the business of trying to help men and women, like Charlene Cothran, overcome homosexuality (see her AFTAH banquet speech tape ordering info below); He’s far from the counterfeit “marriage” crusade.  But what am I talking about?  The Bible with its clear moral teachings is a mere “inconvenient truth” to the Al Gores of this world.
 
Watching the Democratic Party consolidate its position as the Party of Perversion and Abortion-on-Demand is troubling, as is witnessing so-called “moderate” (read: socially liberal) Republicans promote the absurd idea that the GOP, too, should distance itself from pro-life and pro-marriage values (to get votes, they say).  All we can do is stand boldly for what’s right in whatever party we choose, or as independents.

HERE ARE TWO STORIES ON AL GORE’S “GAY MARRIAGE” STATEMENT (you can listen to the AFA “One News Now” report by going here: http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=65715 and then clicking on the “Hear Report” button: 

LISTEN ONLINE: Gore Backs Homosexual ‘Marriage’ (AFA’s One News Now)

More on Gore and Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ (CNSNews.com)

God Bless,
 
Peter LaBarbera
 
Americans For Truth about Homosexuality
www.americansfortruth.org
 
“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24)

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More on Gore and Same-Sex ‘Marriage’; AFTAH in the News

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Gore Expresses Support for Homosexual Marriage

By Pete Winn, CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer
January 30, 2008

(CNSNews.com) – Al Gore, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and self-proclaimed “inventor of the Internet,” has earned a new moniker: champion of homosexual marriage. And while some observers are excited about Gore’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, the laws at the state level show overall that traditional marriage is supported by a vast majority of Americans and legislatures.

“I think gay men and women ought to have the same rights as heterosexual men and women – to make contracts, to have hospital visiting rights, to join together in marriage,” Gore said in a video he posted recently on the Current TV Web site. “I don’t understand why it is considered by some people to be a threat to heterosexual marriage ….”

Advocates for changing laws to create homosexual marriage welcomed the unequivocal support of the former vice president, who also won an Academy Award for his documentary on global warming, “An Inconvenient Truth.”

“Gore is again pointing the way – and ending exclusion from marriage is one climate change the world will be better for,” said Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry, a pro-homosexual marriage group, on its Web site.

But Gore is simply “reading right off the playbook of the far left,” according to Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, a conservative group that opposes the homosexual agenda.

“This is what we predicted two or three years ago – that it wouldn’t take long for the liberals who went for civil unions or domestic partnerships to move on to so-called gay marriage,” LaBarbera told Cybercast News Service.

As vice president, Gore publicly supported the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which passed Congress in 1996 and was signed into law by President Clinton. In 2000, when he ran for president, Gore announced his support for civil unions.

LaBarbera said it is easier for liberals to make the jump from support of civil unions to support for full-scale same-sex marriage than it is to go “from zero to marriage.”

“Anybody who is being realistic would see that the liberals are trending toward homosexual marriage,” he added.

Click HERE to read the entire CNSNews.com article, “Gore Expresses Support for Homosexual Marriage.”

Is there a Vast Anti-Gay Conspiracy? The Homosexuality-MRSA Link

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

dr_john_diggs.gif Diseases are spread as result of what men practicing homosexual sex do, not “who they are,” says Dr. John Diggs. In 2002, the Massachusetts doctor wrote a white paper on the “Health Risks of Gay Sex.”

“Men who practice anal sex, men who have promiscuous sex, men who have multiple partners in short periods of time are much more likely to spread this disease” … “It’s not because of who they are. It’s because of what they do.”

 

“Now I know that a lot of people have attacked those who have brought this to people’s attention as being homophobic, but the real issue — and you have to face the facts — is that men who have sex with men have very high rates of sexually transmitted disease.”

 

“When you face that reality, then you have to start taking a serious look and deciding that the best public health intervention is to discourage behavior that causes the infection to spread.” Dr. John Diggs, talking to CNSNews.com about the new study on MRSA and homosexual men 

By Peter LaBarbera 

Folks, after opposing the homosexual activist movement for over 15 years, I can tell you that there are two issues they fear discussing most: 1) the fact that men and women are leaving the homosexual lifestyle — i.e., “being gay” is not an innate, fixed identity; and 2) the fact that there are manifold health risks associated with homosexual behaviors, especially “men who have sex with men,” as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sterilely puts it.

There is another basic point in this struggle: the secular media are not on our side, and are loathe to write anything that hurts the “gay” movement. They are quite good at covering up negative news about homosexuality (and other non-politically correct facts). So you know something very ”queer” is up when you see homosexual activists blasting the media for alleged antigay bias. That would be sort of like accusing Paris Hilton of being a prude.

Since Americans For Truth first wrote about the gay-MRSA story, followed by Concerned Women for America doing the same, the homosexual lobby — starting with top dog Joe Solmonese of the Human Wrongs Campaign (Human Rights Campaign) — have been outraged … not at the misbehavior among homosexual men that any sensible person could see is implicated in the MRSA study at issue (read the study for yourself HERE), but at US for allegedly calling this the new “gay plague.”

Problem is, I never called MRSA “the new AIDS,” or the new gay plague, etc., but I did note that reports linking a new, multi-drug-resistant strain of MRSA to homosexual behaviors recalled the early news reports on AIDS, which of course was also linked to male homosexual behaviors (e.g., gay bathhouses in San Francisco where men had unbelievable amounts of anonymous sex with other men). Yes, MRSA affects the general population, but the Annals of Internal Medicine study that we were covering focuses on the higher incidence of a particularly drug-resistant strain among communities where men are having sex with men.

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LISTEN ONLINE: Al Gore Backs Homosexual ‘Marriage’

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

AFTAH in the news

al_gore.jpg Is the Bible an “inconvenient truth” to the former Vice President? Click HERE to listen to the One News Now report on Mr. Gore’s latest capitulation to homosexual activism.

Jim Brown of the American Family Association news service One News Now reports on the latest from Al Gore. Click HERE to listen to the report online on the ONN website (click the “HEAR REPORT” button at the top right).

One News Now, Jan. 28. To sign up for ONN updates, click HERE

Al Gore, the most recent Democratic vice president of the United States, has announced his support for same-sex “marriage,” saying the legalization of such unions does not threaten heterosexuals. Conservative activist Peter LaBarbera says it was only a matter of time before Gore openly offered up such an endorsement.

Gore has joined New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and other leading Democrats in calling for the legalization of homosexual marriage. Commenting in a video featured on his Current TV network, the former Democratic member of Congress and nominee for president says it is wrong for the government to “discriminate” against individuals because of their sexual orientation.

“Gay men and women ought to have the same rights as heterosexual men and women to make contracts, to have hospital visiting rights, to join together in marriage,” states Gore, “and I don’t understand why it is considered by some people to be a threat to heterosexual marriage to allow it by gays and lesbians.”

According to the former VP, the “loyalty and love” that two men or two women feel for one another when they “fall in love ought to be celebrated and encouraged.”

“Shouldn’t we be promoting the kind of faithfulness and loyalty to one’s partner regardless of sexual orientation?” Gore asks. “Because if you don’t do that, then to that extent you’re promoting promiscuity — and you’re promoting all the problems that can result from promiscuity.”

Peter LaBarbera, executive director of the pro-family group Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, says Gore is asking the wrong question. “It’s not just how it affects my marriage,” LaBarbera responds. “First of all, it’s whether it’s right or wrong.”

The pro-family spokesman points out that Gore’s stance is inconsistent with biblical teaching. “I would have more respect for Al Gore if he announced, ‘I’m leaving my Christian faith and I’m embracing homosexual marriage’ — because then, at least, he would be consistent,” says LaBarbera. “But you don’t support marriage between men; that runs against all of human history up to these last few years …. It’s just a sad day.”

Still, LaBarbera is not surprised Gore wants to attach marriage to homosexual behavior. “We’ve been saying this for years, and we knew the day was coming when the liberals would make their move from domestic partnership and civil unions to outright homosexual so-called ‘marriage,’” he shares. “We knew the sellout was coming, because the distance between embracing homosexual relationships and not embracing them — as opposed to going from civil unions to gay marriage — is much bigger.”

The Americans for Truth leader explains his argument. “In other words … once you make the jump in saying that the state should endorse and sanction and bless homosexual relationships, that’s the big jump,” he says. “Once you’ve crossed that hurdle, these other things are not as big.”

LaBarbera says Al Gore is wrong to suggest homosexual marriage is not a threat to everyone else. He notes in Massachusetts, homosexual indoctrination has increased in that state’s schools since same-sex marriage was legalized. In addition, he believes Gore’s comments will likely increase the pressure on Democratic presidential candidates to follow suit. The top three contenders — Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Edwards — currently support civil unions but not same-sex marriage.

Click HERE to go to the One News Now website, where you can listen to the report by clicking the “HEAR REPORT” button at the top right.

MRSA Outbreak Among Gays – Let the Whitewash Begin

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

I think Matt Barber missed a prime opportunity here to apologize for his rampant homophobic bigotry, his shameful verbal gay-bashing, and his unbridled heterosexism. For goodness sake, the guy was once an undefeated heavyweight boxer — send him to the Lavender Gulag at once! Joking, of course. Matt hits the nail on the head below. — Peter LaBarbera

MRSA Outbreak Among ‘Gays’ – Let the Whitewash Begin  

By J. Matt Barber

Reprinted with permission of CWA, which posted this article January 25, 2008

By even reporting on this study the media has ticked off that 500-pound homosexual activist gorilla.

You can’t help but feel a little sorry for Amanda Beck. She’s a reporter from Reuters who was among the first to cover a new study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, which warns about an outbreak of a virulent, drug-resistant, and potentially deadly strain of Staph infection afflicting certain segments of the homosexual community.

Although outbreaks of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, have primarily been confined to hospitals in the past, the study determined that, due to “high risk behaviors” beyond hospital walls – such as “anal sex” – men who have sex with men are now 13 times more likely to contract the infection.

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Homosexuals Squelch Facts About MRSA Outbreak

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

dr_john_diggs.gif Dr. John Diggs says male homosexual behavior should be discouraged for public health reasons. In 2002, Diggs authored a white paper on the “Health Risks of Gay Sex.”

The following is excerpted from an article in CNSNews.com:  

Homosexuals Squelch Facts About MRSA Outbreak, Conservatives Say
By Pete Winn
CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer
January 28, 2008

(CNSNews.com) – Conservative groups say the truth about a new “multi-drug resistant microbe” prevalent among homosexual men is not being presented to the public because of political correctness.

Almost two weeks ago, researchers announced they have isolated a new form of MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, an infection that is spreading through San Francisco’s homosexual community and could spread to the general community.

“These multi-drug resistant infections often affect gay men at body sites in which skin-to-skin contact occurs during sexual activities,” said Binh Diep, the University of California-San Francisco scientist who led the team that made the finding.

In fact, the researchers determined that this variant of MRSA infection is 13 to 14 times more prevalent in homosexual men than for the general population.

But the media are now obscuring that fact, according to Matt Barber, director of cultural policy for Concerned Women for America (CWA).

“The real story here is the way that the media have whitewashed this outbreak,” Barber told Cybercast News Service. “It is amazing to see what they’ve done with this.”…

Internationally known infectious disease specialist Dr. John Diggs is siding with the conservatives. The Massachusetts-based physician said treating any infection in a politically correct manner could be dangerous. Treating MRSA that way could prove fatal.

“This outbreak is especially troubling because it is a community-based form of MRSA,” said Diggs, who is an executive committee member of the Physicians Consortium. “Until recently, MRSA has typically been confined to hospitals. The implications are very serious, because we don’t know exactly where this is going to go.”

Medically speaking, any break in the skin that is exposed to the organism can then set off an infection, which can destroy “a lot of tissue” before it’s brought under control, Diggs said.

“You can take something that was relatively isolated in a small place, and suddenly, when it spreads to the general population, things such as school wrestling matches, or football games or basketball games or other sporting events, can take on a specter – they can become deadly,” he added.

The fact is, the epicenter for this outbreak is among men who are having sex with men, Diggs told Cybercast News Service. Researchers identified the rates of drug resistance on the basis of ZIP codes, not ideology.

“The particular ZIP codes they looked at were ones that were associated primarily with men who were having sex with other men,” he said, “the Castro district in San Francisco and also a healthcare center called the Fenway, here in Massachusetts, in Boston.”

Diggs noted that the study itself pointed out that the infection manifests as “an abscess in the buttocks, genitals or perineum” and concluded that it “probably started out in San Francisco, and has been disseminated by the frequent cross-coastal travel” of homosexual men traveling from San Francisco to Boston.

“Men who practice anal sex, men who have promiscuous sex, men who have multiple partners in short periods of time are much more likely to spread this disease,” he said. “It’s not because of who they are. It’s because of that they do.”

“Now I know that a lot of people have attacked those who have brought this to people’s attention as being homophobic, but the real issue – and you have to face the facts – is that men who have sex with men have very high rates of sexually transmitted disease,” Diggs said.

“When you face that reality, then you have to start taking a serious look and deciding that the best public health intervention is to discourage behavior that causes the infection to spread.”

The biggest problem with this new strain – as with any variant of MRSA, Diggs said, is that it is increasingly difficult to find drugs that will effectively combat the problem.

Click HERE to read the whole CNSNews.com article

 

Lesbian Camille Paglia Makes Sense on Harm of ‘Gay’ Promotion to Youth

Monday, January 28th, 2008

This is an oldie but a goodie from the brilliant, politically incorrect (lesbian) feminist Camille Paglia, from her 1998 online Salon Q&A column “Ask Camille.” Now, before you think we’ve sold our conservative souls and are ready to join the Wayne Besen Homosexual Hysteria Club so we can start smearing ex-gays, ridiculing common sense, and destroying traditional marriage – no, we are not sanctioning lesbianism by posting this piece. (Personally, my hope would be that Paglia would outgrow lesbianism, but that’s another essay.) She just makes some refreshing observations that, frankly, we wish more traditionalists would make. (And Paglia has always opposed the Gay Left’s totalitarian impulse by defending the free speech righs of opponents of homosexuality.) 

Of course, the problem Paglia addresses below has only grown exponentially worse in the decade since she wrote this.– Peter LaBarbera

Emphasis is added below:

Dear Camille:

I am a black, conservative female. I am proud to say that you are one of my heroes. I would like your opinion of the following press release, which I am forwarding to you. It’s regarding the Gay Youth Pride Day. Now, according to some, I may have no right to have an opinion about this, because of my heterosexuality. However, I think some in the so-called “gay community” take this pride thing a bit too far. As a 19-year-old, openly straight female, I really don’t understand the need for the self-anointed leaders of the gay rights movement to draw gay youngsters into their self-indulgent politics. Am I misguided or insensitive in my approach to the “young gay dilemma”?

Your conservative admirer in Va.
Dear Conservative:

The psychological turmoil of adolescents at sexual awakening cannot be underestimated. Everything is in flux — impulses, fears, dreams, with simultaneous longings for independence and for protection by adults. What I dislike about the push of organized gay activism into high schools is that it imposes a rigid political paradigm on a stage of life that is in rapid, painful transition for everyone, gay or straight.

As an equity feminist, as well as an open lesbian, I oppose special protections for any group, including my own. Teachers and administrators should obviously not permit physical harassment of any kind on school property, but verbal epithets, however offensive or hurtful, have First Amendment protection. The PC thought police, having been defeated on college campuses after the court-ordered banning of the fascist speech codes, are now oozing their way into high schools. “Hate” cannot be stopped by authoritarian manipulation but by slow social change, which may take generations.

The Internet has been a boon to lonely gay teens in geographically remote areas — but, of course, computers still remain largely a white middle-class luxury. I find very suspicious the statistics about teen suicides with which gay activists badger the media. If gay teens are indeed attempting suicide at a higher rate than straight teens, perhaps more questions need to be asked about the genesis of homosexuality. The intolerable sense of isolation may precede the homosexuality, rather than vice versa.

I have written repeatedly about my theory that homosexuality is an adaptation, rather than an innate trait, and that it is reinforced by habit. With its cant terms of “oppression” and “bigotry,” gay activism, encouraged by the scientific illiteracy of academic postmodernism, wants to deny that there is a heterosexual norm. This is madness. We need more art and history and less politics in primary education. Art gives the young the psychological and spiritual tools for authentic self-discovery. And art is where sexual dissenters have contributed the most to the human record.

In short, I agree with your concern about the Trojan Horse of gay activism, which is being dragged into high schools under the false flag of compassion. Young people who oppose homosexuality for any reason have a constitutional right to express their views, in or out of the classroom. Whatever they may privately believe as individuals, educators have a professional obligation to remain ideologically neutral in their treatment of students.

Judges Tosses Out Lesbian Lawsuit against Christian School

Friday, January 25th, 2008

california_lutheran_hs.jpg Cal Lutheran’s gym: the high school was sued for expelling two alleged lesbians. Their attorney argues that the Christian school should be treated like a business, and adhere to the state’s homosexual “nondiscrimination” laws.  

Note below how the alleged lesbians’ attorney calls the Lutheran school a “business” that must adhere to California’s pro-homosexual nondiscrimination laws. It is foolhardy to argue that such laws do not war against religious freedom — the litigious evidence is all around us. So it now becomes a battle over priorities: many “gay” activists believe their homosexuality-based “rights” — a trendy legal concept dating back a few decades, based on supposedly innate and unchangeable “orientation” – take precedence even over religious schools’ faith creeds. However, religious freedom dates back to the founding of this nation. Certainly, preserving America’s “first freedom” must take priority (the lesbians are free to form their own school if they wish).

Also, consider how a federal ENDA law (Employment Nondiscrimination Act) would open schools in states without “sexual orientation” laws to similar lawsuits in federal courts. – Peter LaBarbera 

WorldNetDaily.com, which is to be commended for its vigilance in covering these matters, reports (emphasis added):

Lesbian suit against Christian school tossed
‘No triable issues’: Academy’s right to expel 2 girls in ‘relationship’ confirmed

© 2008 WorldNetDaily.com, Jan. 25, 2008

A California judge has ruled that Christian schools can set standards for behavior for their students, and impose penalties if they are not met.

The decision comes from Riverside County Superior Court Judge Gloria Trask, who found ‘no triable issues’ on claims that a Christian school discriminated against two girls because of their perceived sexual orientation, according to a report in the North County Times.

Trask recently dismissed the claims made against California Lutheran High School in Wildomar by the two girls and their parents.

The case developed in 2005 when the girls, members of the junior class, were expelled after school officials noticed behavior by the two that may have indicated a lesbian relationship.

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