Archive for April 25th, 2008

U.S. ‘Sex Culture’ Driving Child Prostitution

Friday, April 25th, 2008

A former federal prosecutor says the easy availability of online pornography is contributing to another, much more dangerous problem.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, in the past ten months police have discovered more than 170 underage children, some as young as 11, being pimped out on the streets of Oakland, California. Pat Trueman, an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund, is former chief of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section in the Criminal Division of the Justice Department. He believes that the growth of the child prostitution industry can be easily traced.

“What you’re finding in today’s society is a greater interest in illicit sex than ever before,” he laments. “The Internet has caused that because an individual can go on the Internet, see hardcore pornography, see child pornography, and have almost zero chance of being caught. The next thing they want to do, then, is have sex with a prostitute,” Trueman contends.

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‘Day of Silence’ vs. Homosexual Health Risks

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Thousands of public schools are taking part in the “Day of Silence” today. The homosexual activist event purports to “bring attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools” by challenging students to remain silent. But because the event promotes the homosexual lifestyle, many concerned parents are opting to keep their children at home for the day.

Peter LaBarbera, with Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, believes parents should be guiding their children away from homosexuality, not affirming it. The pro-family spokesman supports his claim by noting the FDA’s explanation for banning blood donations from homosexual men — an explanation that he believes reveals just how dangerous the lifestyle is.

“The FDA says for example that [homosexual men] are, as a group, at increased risk for HIV, Hepatitis B, and certain other infections that can be transmitted by infusion,” he details. “[Homosexual men] since 1977 have had a HIV prevalence that is 60 times higher than the general population, 800 times higher than first-time blood donors, and 8,000 times higher than repeat blood donors.”

But LaBarbera says despite the documented health risks associated with male homosexual behavior, homosexual activists like Joe Solomonese at the Human Rights Campaign claim barring homosexual men from giving blood is “discriminatory.”

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Palestinians: “Carter-Hamas Meeting Achieved Nothing”

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Last week’s meeting between former US president Jimmy Carter and the exiled leader of Hamas militants did not produce any results, Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Malki said here Wednesday.

“President Carter came to the region thinking he could achieve something. Unfortunately president Carter left without anything concrete,” he told a conference in the Spanish capital.

“The only thing he achieved was permission on the part of Khaled Meshaal of Hamas to deliver a letter from a detained Israeli soldier to his family. Nothing else,” he said.

“Hamas offered nothing to president Carter. They reiterated the same positions. There was no change on the part of Hamas,” Malki added.

Carter’s meetings with top Hamas leader Meshaal and his deputy in Syria angered Israel and the United States, which consider the movement a terror group despite its victory in 2006 elections.

He was unable to secure a ceasefire or a prisoner exchange for an Israeli soldier seized by Gaza militants in 2006, but on Monday Carter said Hamas told him it would recognise Israel’s right to exist such a deal was approved by a Palestinian vote.

Just hours later Meshaal told a press conference in Damascus that Hamas would not recognise the Jewish state and would insist on the right of return for 4.5 million Palestinian refugees.

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