Archive for July 8th, 2008

HIV/AIDS Cases Among Homosexuals Increased by 8.6 Percent

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

My detractors, who visit this blog, continue to try to point out how the homosexual lifestyle doesn’t cause anyone harm. I continue to point out data, just like this, that proves otherwise.
Yet they want to make homosexuality “normal and good”.

AIDS cases are increasing in the United States, and a recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control shows a disturbing increase among homosexuals.

The number of HIV/AIDS cases among homosexuals has increased by 8.6 percent, and an even steeper climb has been reported among younger homosexuals. Peter Sprigg, vice president at the Family Research Council, says drugs that have been developed for treating HIV-positive patients have been effective in preventing or delaying the onset of AIDS.

Sprigg notes that the “so-called safe-sex messages” prevalent when the AIDS epidemic first became known are no longer effective. “Personal responsibility is crucial here — but at the same time, when people become infected because of their personal irresponsibility, it imposes a burden on the whole of society,” he says.

While activists will likely scream for more money to make a louder statement, Sprigg emphasizes the only sure defense is abstinence.

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ACLU Given ‘Veto Power’ Over Free-Speech Rights

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

The South Iron School District allows off-campus organizations to distribute literature to students before and after school, and during other non-instructional times such as lunch breaks. But the American Civil Liberties Union sued, saying the Gideons should not be allowed to hand out Bibles because of their religious nature. U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry agreed.

“In fact, the federal judge said…the ACLU must be able to have the say-so over whether religious literature can be distributed — and obviously, if the ACLU has that say-so, no religious literature will ever be distributed,” says Matt Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel.

But Staver points out that the First Amendment prohibits any “heckler” from having the right to prohibit free speech. “…The ACLU may not like the fact that equal access also means equal treatment for religious speech, but, frankly, the Constitution requires equal treatment,” states the attorney. “…Hecklers may heckle all they want to, but they may not veto private religious speech.

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Democrats Want Gas Prices to Go Even Higher

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

The Democrats are even more willing to continue to spend your money. They aren’t just happy to take it from you in the form of outrageously high taxes. They still refuse to entertain the idea of expanded domestic drilling, forcing gas prices higher and higher.
Every day we wait is only exacerbating this situation more and more. Is there some aspect of that concept that is difficult to understand?

Last week in response to a question regarding soaring oil prices, President Bush called on American consumers to write their members of Congress and urge them to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and the Outer Continental Shelf for oil drilling and to increase oil shale exploration.

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) says there is not much division among the two parties on the need for more renewable energy sources and conservation — but the Senate, he says, is deadlocked on oil drilling.

“I’d say 45 out of 49 [Republicans] want to drill almost every place where you can drill in the United States; and Democrats, except for one or two, are taking the view that we should not be drilling,” says Grassley. “That’s the environmentalist point of view, and they respond to that environmentalist point of view to a great extent.”

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California Counties to State Supreme Court on ‘Gay’ Marriage: Drop Dead

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

At least two counties in California have begun reviewing a plan to uphold the state’s laws regarding marriage as being between one man and one woman and disregard a state Supreme Court opinion that has yet to be implemented by the Legislature.

In the next step in the state’s war over marriage – defined by voters as involving only one man and one woman and by the Supreme Court as two people of either gender – traditional marriage supporters will be attending the Kern County board of supervisors meeting tomorrow when the issue will be discussed.

In an alert from the Bakersfield Republican Assembly, officials suggested people “respectfully call the county supervisors and remind them that 80 percent of the voters in Kern County voted for Prop. 22 that defined marriage as between a man and a woman.”

On the agenda at the meeting will be a proposed ordinance and exhaustive legal brief in its support that would have the county continue to uphold California laws and regulations – which have not been changed – providing for marriage only between one man and one woman.

That’s despite the May 15 ruling from a sharply divided state Supreme Court that opined under the developing social agenda in the state, the state Constitution could not be interpreted as to deprive same-sex duos of the title of “married.”

“Our republican government is wary of judicial tyranny,” the memo about Kern County’s meeting said. “Abraham Lincoln was severely critical of a United States Supreme Court decision which held that Congress had no power to restrict slavery in federal territories and that black persons had no rights which white persons were bound to respect.”

“Lincoln refused to accept the Court’s ruling in Dred Scott v. Sanford, (1857) as the last word on the subject. As he said in his first inaugural address (1861): ‘[I]f the policy of the government upon vital questions affecting the whole people is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made in ordinary litigation between parties in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal,” the advisory said.

“Kern County citizens who seek to defend traditional marriage, based upon ‘the laws of nature and of nature’s God,’ are acting in the spirit and following the good example of our nation’s sixteenth president. They understand, as he did, that the people – not the judges – are the sovereign rulers,” the memo said.

The ordinance was created by Randy Thomasson of the Campaign for Children and Families, and a legal defense of the document was assembled by Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation. Both organizations have been integral in the fight to preserve traditional marriage in California.

“The thing they (counties) can do is they have the ability to pass ordinances that do not violate state statutes,” Thomasson said.

“If a county means what it says, that it believes marriage is only for a man and a woman, by passing the ordinance they will do more to pass the marriage amendment in November than anything else,” he continued. “The county will be on record as saying marriage is only for a man and a woman and the California Supreme Court is wrong.”

“This will be as inspirational as the Alamo, without the guns, knives, blood or death,” he said.

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The U.K. – More Dhimmi Than Ever

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

I ran across two articles today that shows just how far down the path dhimmitude the U.K. has come, all in the name of political correctness. You Brits might as well just haul down the Union Jack and raise the moon of Islam. You’re almost there.

Two boys were punished this week for refusing to kneel on prayer mats and worship Allah during a class demonstration on Islam, the Daily Mail reported.

Irate parents said a religious education teacher at the Alsager High School in England told students to wear Muslim headgear during a lesson on Tuesday. “But if Muslims were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion, there would be war,” the grandfather of one of the students said.

The two boys belong to a class that includes 11- to 12-year-olds, and after their refusal to participate they were given detention, the story says.

Another parent, Karen Williams, told the Mail: “Not only was it forced upon them, my daughter was told off for not doing it right. They’d never done it before and they were supposed to do it in another language.”

Deputy Headmaster Keith Plant said the teacher has given her version of the incident but he declined to elaborate.

According to a statement from the Cheshire County Council on behalf of the school: “Educating children in the beliefs of different faith is part of the diversity curriculum on the basis that knowledge is essential to understanding.

“We accept that such teaching is to be conducted with some sense of sensitivity.”

Report: Schoolboys Get Detention for Refusing to Pray to Allah.

Toddlers who turn their noses up at spicy food from overseas could be branded racists by a Government-sponsored agency.

The National Children’s Bureau, which receives £12 million a year, mainly from Government funded organisations, has issued guidance to play leaders and nursery teachers advising them to be alert for racist incidents among youngsters in their care.

This could include a child of as young as three who says “yuk” in response to being served unfamiliar foreign food.

The guidance by the NCB is designed to draw attention to potentially-racist attitudes in youngsters from a young age.

It alerts playgroup leaders that even babies can not be ignored in the drive to root out prejudice as they can “recognise different people in their lives”.

The 366-page guide for staff in charge of pre-school children, called Young Children and Racial Justice, warns: “Racist incidents among children in early years settings tend to be around name-calling, casual thoughtless comments and peer group relationships.”

It advises nursery teachers to be on the alert for childish abuse such as: “blackie”, “Pakis”, “those people” or “they smell”.

The guide goes on to warn that children might also “react negatively to a culinary tradition other than their own by saying ‘yuk'”.

Staff are told: “No racist incident should be ignored. When there is a clear racist incident, it is necessary to be specific in condemning the action.”

Warning that failing to pick children up on their racist attitudes could instil prejudice, the NCB adds that if children “reveal negative attitudes, the lack of censure may indicate to the child that there is nothing unacceptable about such attitudes”.

Nurseries are encouraged to report as many incidents as possible to their local council. The guide added: “Some people think that if a large number of racist incidents are reported, this will reflect badly on the institution. In fact, the opposite is the case.”

Toddlers Who Dislike Spicy Food ‘Racist’