Easy Transgender Target: Sign from Philadelphia Mummers Parade pokes fun at Bruce Jenner’s “transition” from a star Olympic athlete in 1976 to a supposed “woman” today named “Caitlyn.” Click to enlarge.
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Dear AFTAH Reader,
I had never heard of the Philadelphia Mummers Parade until I read about the “controversy” surrounding this year’s (2016) parade, which included some street theater poking fun at Bruce (“I Think I’m a Woman Named ‘Caitlyn'”) Jenner. It is natural, normal and good for everyday people to blow off a little steam like these frolicking folks below in response to modern sex/gender lunacy–epitomized by the very “queer” idea that men can become “women,” and women can become “men.” In general I think this PC-drenched society needs to lighten up. Anticipating criticism from humorless, politically correct left-wingers and humorless, politically correct Christians, after the jump I’ve listed some other groups of people whom it is OK to poke fun at. [Watch video on Anthony Stefos’ YouTube page HERE.] — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; @PeterLaBarbera
P.S. I’m mulling over claiming a new identity as a sinewy, 20-something bodybuilder with a full head of hair; if I choose said identity, I would fully expect to be made fun of. Please be gentle.
‘Gay’ Before God: Homosexual activist “rainbow flag” flies beneath Old Glory at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel. Under Obama, the USA has greatly accelerated its promotion of homosexualism and transsexualism abroad, under the rubric of “human rights.”
The following sobering essay first appeared in the Catholic weekly newspaper, The Wanderer. We are republishing it with their permission:
One Nation Under God No More
By James K. Fitzpatrick
I make an effort to keep up with what is being written by the journalists who focus on the difference in perspective between conservatives and liberals in the United States. For the most part, these columnists, even the best and the most interesting of them, bat around the same issues. There is nothing wrong with that. It is interesting and informative to get a wide array of angles on, for example the Keystone pipeline, President Obama’s handling of ISIS, and what Donald Trump’s candidacy means for the Republican Party.
Occasionally, however, I come across something that breaks new ground, a column that forces me to look at the world differently than before. Andrew J. Bacevich’s article In the August 14 issue of Commonweal did that for me. (Bacevich is a professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University.)
My problem is that I am not comfortable with Bacevich’s conclusions, but have found no way to find fault with them. Maybe some of our readers will have more luck.
Bacevich begins by pointing out that Americans have liked to think of ourselves as the “good guys.” We put “In God We Trust” on our coins, we recite the words “one nation under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, we swear oaths upon the Bible.
Bacevich speaks for many when he recalls how “when I was a boy” in the 1950s, “on matters related to sex and family, a rough congruity existed between the prevailing American cultural norms and the traditional teachings of the Catholic Church.” When “it came to marriage, divorce, abortion, and sex out of wedlock – not to mention a shared antipathy for Communism – Washington and Rome may not have been in lockstep, but they marched pretty much to the same tune. As for homosexuality, well, it ranked among those subjects consigned to the category of unmentionables.”
It was an era when no one thought twice about the Ten Commandments being mounted on the courthouse wall and a Christmas crèche on the town library’s lawn, when Americans thought it entirely proper for Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill to sing Onward Christian Soldiers while planning our strategy during World War II (which Gen. Eisenhower called our “Crusade in Europe” in his book of that name), when no one thought twice about the propriety of placing the American flag and the flag of the Vatican on either end of the altar in a Catholic church.
Urologist Dr. Paul Church issued the following statement after the Board of Directors at Beth Israel Deaconesss Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston upheld his expulsion and termination of his medical privileges–due to his protests of the Boston-Harvard-affiliated hospital promoting unhealthy LGBT lifestyles. For further information on this very tragic case in which pro-homosexual Political Correctness triumphed over public health and free speech, go to MassResistance.org. Note that MR’s Brian Camenker highlights how the local Boston media (including “conservative” radio station WRKO) failed to cover the Dr. Church story. I suppose if they covered the story, some inconvenient truths about the health hazards of homosexualism and transgenderism might reach the public–and in the world of LGBT liberalism, that simply cannot be tolerated.— Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH
Dr. Paul Church’s Statement:
On December 8, 2015, my final appeal battle at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) ended with a judgment by the Board of Directors to uphold previous decisions and revoke my appointment as a member of the medical staff after 28 years. This concludes a dispute with the administration spanning more than 10 years involving the aggressive institutional endorsements and annual promotions surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activities within and outside the medical center, including the vulgar Boston Pride parade, to the exclusion of medical facts and traditional values.
Speaking out for staff and employees that find these promotions objectionable and inappropriate for a healthcare institution, I have challenged the medical center to be more truthful and honest about the negative health consequences inherent with high risk and unhealthy sexual behaviors and to be more respectful of the diversity of religious and moral views regarding homosexuality.
In presenting medical facts and Biblical truths criticizing these policies and the obvious contradictions to the higher mission of the medical center to protect the public welfare and promote healthy, moral choices, it was never my intention to offend or attack any individuals personally. Nevertheless, my objections were unfortunately characterized as “offensive” to some members of the BIDMC community, and this became the focus of repeated investigations and efforts to expel me from the staff, instead of addressing the merits of the objections and the criticism itself.
Over the years, BIDMC became more aggressive about efforts to silence these concerns, even resorting to the creation of a special “gag order” in 2011 designed to silence the expression of my concerns within the medical center. This past year a team of Boston lawyers hired by the medical center accused me of violations of the “gag order” and hospital bylaws in their case to have my staff appointment revoked.
USA’s homosexual blood policy now weaker than Australia’s (on which it is based); homosexual men were violating ban; self-absorbed “gay” activists still not satisfied
USA’s Blood Safety & MSM Policy Now Weaker Than Australia’s: Inexplicably, although the new Obama FDA policy relies on Australia’s move from a ban to a one-year deferral for blood donations by MSM (men who have sex with men), the U.S. policy does NOT contain measures that have helped yield a high compliance rate in Australia. See around the 10:00 mark in the video below. This verbiage is found on page 6 of the new FDA blood donation recommendations; click on graphic above to enlarge.
This Skype interview aired December 30. Cliff Kincaid, founder and of America’s Survival, Jerry Kenney and AFTAH President Peter LaBarbera discuss the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recommendation to allow donations by “men who have sex with men” (MSM)–ending the ban of donations from men who practice unhealthy an unnatural homosexual behaviors. In the 40-minute interview, they discuss the risks associated with MSM that are laid out in the FDA report, “Revised Recommendations for Reducing the Risk of [HIV] Transmission by Blood and Blood Products,”available HERE. To read the 5-page America’s Survival testimony mentioned by Kincaid against easing the homosexual blood ban–“Guarding Against Unknown and Emerging Pathogens,” by researcher Dale O’Leary—click HERE.
I saw this in a tweet from Stephen Black, who like few others can confirm that what lesbian writer and activist Camille Paglia says below is correct–as Stephen overcame homosexuality in his own life. [Black is executive director of First Stone Ministries and sits on the Board of Restored Hope Network.] Paglia, author Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson, has made a career of irritating feminists and the Left, and being an intellectual bomb thrower. In a quote from the book (touted by NAMBLA) opining on pederastic “man-boy love,” Paglia writes: “I feel free to protest that men today are pilloried for something that was rational and honorable in Greece at the height of its civilization.” While as a Christian and a conservative I am not always in Paglia’s corner, she is spot on below. –– Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH
“Homosexuality is not normal. On the contrary it is a challenge to the norm. Nature exists whether academics like it or not. And in nature, procreation is the single relentless rule. That is the norm. Our sexual bodies were designed for reproduction. No one is born gay. The idea is ridiculous. Homosexuality is an adaptation, not an inborn trait.” — Lesbian activist and writer Camille Paglia
Last Tuesday, Kentucky’s new governor, Matt Bevin, issued an executive order that eliminates the names of all county clerks from marriage licenses and protects the unalienable constitutional rights and religious freedoms of Kim Davis and all other clerks in Kentucky.
“This action is a fulfillment of a campaign promise by Gov. Bevin and is directly what our client Kim Davis has been requesting for months,” said Mat Staver, Davis’ attorney and founder of the Christian civil rights firm Liberty Counsel. “This promise will enable her and other clerks to do their jobs without compromising religious values and beliefs.”
The governor’s statement reads in part:
“To ensure that the sincerely held religious beliefs of all Kentuckians are honored, Executive Order 2015-048 directs the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to issue a revised marriage license form to the offices of all Kentucky County Clerks. The name of the County Clerk is no longer required to appear on the form.”
While the First Amendment alone should be enough to ensure these safeguards, the unconstitutional actions of five “progressive” lawyers on the U.S. Supreme Court, who, back in June, presumed to capriciously redefine the immutable meaning of marriage, has created legal and moral chaos from coast-to-coast, making fixes such as that issued by Gov. Bevin necessary. Furthermore, these extremist lawyers’ subjective and unprecedented opinion will require additional fixes in all other states to reaffirm Christians’ objective and constitutionally guaranteed rights. Although the fight to repair the perversion of marriage committed by the high court will continue, this is an important step in the right direction.
Pro-homosexual ads will help insurance gain 1oo% ranking in “gay” lobby’s biased scorecard
No Mom. Two “Dads.” Brought to You by Allstate: Was it “meant to be” that this beautiful little girl would be denied a mom, and have immoral behavior modeled to her by the two adult “dads” in her home? By producing pro-homosexual advocacy ads like this, Allstate earns a higher ranking in the “Corporate Equality Index” scorecard put out by the anti-Christian homosexual activist group, Human Rights Campaign. Click to enlarge.
Allstate Corporation(800-ALLSTATE; 800-255-7828) recently released this web ad celebrating two homosexual men who adopted a baby girl. Translation: Allstate is celebrating homes in which an innocent child is intentionally deprived of a mom or dad.
The ad will help the insurance giant rack up points on the homosexual lobby group Human Rights Campaign’s woefully-biased corporate “gay” scorecard, the “Corporate Equality Index” (CEI) — which AFTAH has exposed as a very “rigged” ratings system. The CEI gives companies points for funding homosexual groups and causes, and for running ads that promote LGBT lifestyles –and punishes corporations (minus 25 points) for actions that it regards as “anti-LGBT blemishes” on the Index. [See the CEI graphic that follows the video.]
In other words, a corporation like Allstate receives points for positively pro-LGBT “Public Engagements” like this ad–but would LOSE points if it were to support, say, a pro-traditional-marriage referendum or a law barring men like Bruce (“Caitlyn”) Jenner from using female restrooms. Needless to say, a corporate grant to Americans For Truth would earn a swift 25-point deduction from HRC, but with a gift to GLAAD, they would be one-third of their way to earning the maximum 15 points for Public Engagement.
Allstate currently has an 85-percent score, according to HRC– and obviously it aims to bump it up to a “perfect” 100-percent rating.
Little girls and little boys deserve a mom and a dad whenever possible–and they do not deserve to be the innocent victims of a perverse social experiment intended to validate sexual misbehaviors that have been condemned throughout history. Remember when American corporations like Allstate supported wholesome family values instead of a politically correct sin movement? — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; @Peter LaBarbera
The following is Human Rights Campaign’s “Corporate Equality Index” scoring system regarding corporate philanthropy and homosexuality-related advocacy (click to enlarge and view more clearly):
Source: HRC document, “Corporate Equality Index 2016: Criteria Updates and Toolkit for Success 2016.”
HRC states regarding its new “requirement” for a perfect rating:
For a 100% in the 2016 Corporate Equality Index report, businesses must:
Have sexual orientation and gender identity non-discrimination protections explicitly included in all of its operations, both within the US and global operations.
Require US contractors to abide by companies’ existing inclusive non-discrimination policy.
Implement internal requirements prohibiting company/ law firm philanthropic giving to non-religious organizations that have a written policy of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/ or gender identity.
Obama administration has spent $700 million since 2012 promoting homosexualism and gender confusion (transgenderism) abroad
Obama’s America Celebrates Sexual & Gender Perversion: homosexual activist “rainbow flag” flies beneath Old Glory at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2014.
Americans For Truth President Peter LaBarbera apologized on Trinidad & Tobago radio last week on behalf of pro-family Americans for the Obama Administration’s promotion of the “radical homosexual and gender confusion agenda” in countries all over the world.
LaBarbera—now a regular weekly guest on a Christian radio program in the dual-island Caribbean nation–singled out Obama’s first-ever “Global Ambassador to LGBTI Persons,” Randy Berry, for criticism, calling Berry “Obama’s Special Ambassador for Sexual Perversion,” He made the comments on the morning radio program of Morris Johnson, pastor of the Church of the Firstborn Assembly, in Arima, Trinidad. The U.S. State Departmentappointed Berry as global envoy for “gay rights” earlier this year.
The AFTAH president labeled the United States’ and the West’s promotion of immoral LGBTQ lifestyles and agendas in more socially conservative developing nations like Trinidad a “new form of imperialism” and urged Trinidadians to “learn the lesson from what’s happened in the United States” regarding the escalating homosexual agenda. In the U.S., he said, incremental gains by homosexual activists led to more radical changes and ultimately to the revolutionary redefinition of marriage to accommodate homosexualism–which will only accelerate “gay” activist power further, undermining religious freedom and corrupting children.
Obama’s Sexual Perversion Envoy: Randy Berry, Obama’s Special Envoy to LGBTI Persons, is an open homosexual whose job is to promote the acceptance of homosexualism and transgenderism (gender confusion) worldwide, in the name of “human rights.” AFTAH has renamed his position as Obama’s “Ambassador for Sexual Perversion.” Smaller countries are snubbing Obama’s promotion of sexual immorality and homosexual “marriage”–which is a modern human wrong, not a human right.
LaBarbera urged his audience in Trinidad and Tobago (located off the northeastern coast of Venezuela) not to believe homosexual activists when they claim they want only limited reforms such as greater “tolerance.” Invariably, he said, every pro-LGBT-activist victory in the law and culture is only a stepping-stone to more radical changes.
No president has done more to promote the homosexual-bisexual-transgender agenda than Barack Obama–both in the United States and abroad. Small countries like Trinidad face immense pressure from the USA, European Union and other wealthy Western nations to conform to their acceptance and promotion of homosexual agenda items such as homosexual “marriage” and to eradicate their anti-sodomy laws.
Much like Obama turned the White House into the rainbow colors that have been appropriated by homosexual-bi-transgender activist as a symbol for their aberrant movement, under his administration U.S. Embassies have flown the “rainbow flag” beneath the American flag (see photo ablve) on a day chosen by “gay” activists to condemn “homophobia.”
The New York Times reports:
“Since 2012, the American government has put more than $700 million into supporting gay rights groups and causes globally. More than half of that money has focused on sub-Saharan Africa — just one indication of this continent’s importance to the new policy.”