Sunday, June 6, 2010

Gay Activist Priest Arrested

The Golden Rule

That’s right, “the Golden Rule – do unto others as you would have them do unto you – should apply to us all,” including ex-gays.

Ask the gay lobby about that.

 

 

From Mass Resistance:

Catholic activists unravel confusion regarding lesbians' son excluded from Catholic school in Hingham.

Homosexual movement at work behind the scenes.


You could tell there was something fishy going on. A couple sent in an application to enroll their son into the third grade at St. Paul's Elementary School in Hingham. On the application they gave their first initials and last names. Later, when the priest found out that the "parents" were two women -- lesbian activists, it turns out -- he rescinded the acceptance.

Then the media exploded. Suddenly it was on the evening TV news on every station. Then it was on the radio, the talk shows, and the front pages of the papers.

Then the major Catholic fund-raising organizations, run by liberal Catholic businessmen, publicly threatened the Archdiocese. According to the Boston Globe, the Catholic Schools Foundation sent out a letter warning that "it would not subsidize tuition at any school with a discriminatory admissions policy." The chairman for Campaign for Catholic Schools called the incident an "aberration" and that "it would discourage corporate donors."

(Interestingly, the same day these big Catholic donors made their threats, the Pope publicly proclaimed that same-sex marriage is "insidious and dangerous.")

At first the Archdiocese appeared to be backing down. A Boston Globe editorial praised the Cardinal for "doing the right thing." But then it seemed like he was supporting the priest. Or was he? Between the press reports (which were unreliable and biased) and Church statements, it began to get confusing.

Just a sample of the media frenzy:

Boston Globe: "Student's exclusion draws denial - 2 views on excluding lesbians' son" (5/13/10)

Boston Globe: "Archdiocese to help boy barred from Hingham school find another school" (5/13/10)

Boston Globe Editorial: "After Hingham school errs, archdiocese makes amends" (5/14/10)

Boston Globe: "Cardinal O'Malley says Catholic schools do not exclude 'categories of people' " (5/19/10)

The homosexual movement at work

Adding to the aggravation, state and national homosexual activist figures were widely quoted in the media as authoritative sources. The Globe in particular used homosexual medical "facts" to claim that same-sex "parents" are no different to a child's psychology than normal parents.

It began to look more and more like much or all of this was orchestrated by homosexual activists. Everything fell into place just too well. Within days, the national homosexual organization Human Rights Campaign was raising money off of the incident and conducting a national letter-writing campaign to the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to "end these hurtful practives."
 

From blast email sent 5/16/10 by national homosexual group "Human Rights Campaign" for pressure campaign against Catholic officials.

This one is beyond the pale...

Just days ago, a Boston third-grader's admission to a Catholic school was rescinded – solely because his parents are lesbians . . .

Has the Church hierarchy apologized? No. Have they come out and said it was wrong to target the children of LGBT families? No. Have they said that they won't discriminate against LGBT families in the future? Not one bit.

Now, we understand that our constitution protects the right of religious institutions to make decisions that may be inconsistent with state nondiscrimination laws. But that doesn't make it right. The Golden Rule – do unto others as you would have them do unto you – should apply to us all. Will you help us take a stand against the Catholic Church hierarchy's deeply hurtful rejection and exclusion of those children's parents?

Please, send a letter to Cardinal Francis George, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, urging him to not make this a nationwide trend and to end these hurtful practices targeting LGBT parents and their kids.
 


This also mirrors what homosexual activists have been doing in the public schools for a long time. Once their kids are in a school, they become very visible at school activities and force the school to accommodate the concept of homosexual "parents" as normal to all kids in the school. It's worked like a charm for them pretty much everywhere. The next logical target appears to be Catholic schools.

Catholic activists get to the truth

What is really going on? What really happened? How should the Catholic Church respond to these things? Did the church leaders do the right thing?

A group of well-respected conservative Catholics have done some excellent research on this on a rather interesting Catholic blog. They've obviously put in a lot of work getting to the bottom of things and putting it in an understandable way.

We would recommend that anyone interested in this read their report:

Blog: "The Big Picture on Catholic Education for Children of Gay Parents" (6/1/10)

Also:

Blog: "Boston Archdiocese Backs Lesbian Couple in Catholic School Scandal" (5/14/10)

Blog: "Parental Partnership in the Mission of Catholic Schools, by Fr. Roger Landry" (5/25/10)

Letter to Boston Globe: "St. Paul’s caring decision calls for O’Malley’s support" (5/19/10)

 

 

PTA Says PFOX Families Not Welcome at PTA Convention

 

 

 

 

June 3, 2010

PTA Says PFOX Families Not Welcome at PTA Convention

Contact:  Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays, PFOX

804-453-4737 -- PFOX@pfox.org

Chicago IL -- Charles ('Chuck') Saylors, hailed as the first male president of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA), has rejected a pro-family organization's request to exhibit at the national PTA convention.  Although the PTA allows gay rights groups to exhibit, Saylors rejected the exhibit application of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX). 

PFOX is a family organization that educates the public on the message of hope and support for students, families and educators affected by homosexuality, gender confusion, and school bullying. 

According to the PTA's website, Saylors is a Southern Baptist deacon, attends Forestville Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina and is the past president of the South Carolina PTA. 

"PFOX emailed the PTA for eight months while seeking a response to our request for an exhibit booth at the annual PTA convention," said Regina Griggs, executive director of PFOX.  "We also left voice mail messages for Saylors." 

"But Saylors chose not to speak with PFOX.  Instead, he sent an email accusing us of not meeting the PTA's 'Diversity and Inclusion Policy.'" (See Saylor's email at http://pfox.org/NPTA_Diversity_Inclusion_Policy.pdf)

"Why is it gay groups meet the PTA Diversity and Inclusion Policy but our families do not?  'Diversity' and 'inclusion' should mean exactly that - diversity and inclusion of everyone," said Griggs.  (See PFOX email to PTA at http://pfox.org/pta-diversity.html)

"Instead, gay groups like PFLAG that deny public access to ex-gays and disrupt church events welcoming former homosexuals are approved by the PTA while ex-gay groups are not," said Griggs.

"Now the PTA is pressuring its state PTA chapters nationwide to adopt its biased national diversity policy, which includes 'sexual orientation,' even though that term is selectively used to discriminate against people of faith and ex-gay families."

"The PTA has become a left-wing advocacy group instead of serving the needs of all children," said Griggs.

Please contact Chuck Saylors at csaylors@pta.org  or csaylors@mbkahn.com and ask why PFOX families are not welcome at the June 10 PTA conference in Memphis.

Also contact your state PTA and ask them to not adopt the national PTA's diversity policy because it does not include all families.  Or ask them to rescind 'sexual orientation' in their policies until the national PTA stops using it against families like ours.

Otherwise, consider joining the PTO, Parent Teacher Organization.

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Presidential Proclamation

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Presidential-Proclamation-LGBT-Pride-Month/

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary

___________________________________________________________
For Immediate Release                                     June 1, 2009

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2009
- - - - - - -
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

Forty years ago, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City resisted police harassment that had become all too common for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Out of this resistance, the LGBT rights movement in America was born. During LGBT Pride Month, we commemorate the events of June 1969 and commit to achieving equal justice under law for LGBT Americans.

LGBT Americans have made, and continue to make, great and lasting contributions that continue to strengthen the fabric of American society. There are many well-respected LGBT leaders in all professional fields, including the arts and business communities. LGBT Americans also mobilized the Nation to respond to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic and have played a vital role in broadening this country's response to the HIV pandemic.

Due in no small part to the determination and dedication of the LGBT rights movement, more LGBT Americans are living their lives openly today than ever before. I am proud to be the first President to appoint openly LGBT candidates to Senate-confirmed positions in the first 100 days of an Administration. These individuals embody the best qualities we seek in public servants, and across my Administration -- in both the White House and the Federal agencies -- openly LGBT employees are doing their jobs with distinction and professionalism.

The LGBT rights movement has achieved great progress, but there is more work to be done. LGBT youth should feel safe to learn without the fear of harassment, and LGBT families and seniors should be allowed to live their lives with dignity and respect.

My Administration has partnered with the LGBT community to advance a wide range of initiatives. At the international level, I have joined efforts at the United Nations to decriminalize homosexuality around the world. Here at home, I continue to support measures to bring the full spectrum of equal rights to LGBT Americans. These measures include enhancing hate crimes laws, supporting civil unions and Federal rights for LGBT couples, outlawing discrimination in the workplace, ensuring adoption rights, and ending the existing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in a way that strengthens our Armed Forces and our national security. We must also commit ourselves to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic by both reducing the number of HIV infections and providing care and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS across the United States.

These issues affect not only the LGBT community, but also our entire Nation. As long as the promise of equality for all remains unfulfilled, all Americans are affected. If we can work together to advance the principles upon which our Nation was founded, every American will benefit. During LGBT Pride Month, I call upon the LGBT community, the Congress, and the American people to work together to promote equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2009 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to turn back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it exists.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.

BARACK OBAMA

Ex-JonBenet suspect now living as a woman

Men With Breasts Go Topless

http://www.seattlepi.com/national/1120ap_us_odd_topless_transgender_women.html

 

Transgender women go topless at Delaware beach

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. -- Rehoboth Beach in Delaware isn't a topless beach - but a few transgender women caused a stir by treating it like one.

Police say passers-by complained after they removed their tops and revealed their surgically enhanced breasts over Memorial Day weekend. A lifeguard asked them to put their tops back on. They initially refused, but covered up before police arrived.

Even if they hadn't, though, Police Chief Keith Banks notes they were doing nothing illegal. Since they have male genitalia, they can't be charged with indecent exposure for showing their breasts. Banks says there's no need for a specific law to address the issue.

Rehoboth Beach commissioner Kathy McGuiness isn't so sure. She says the matter will be discussed at a town hall meeting next week.

 

 

Actual causes of suicide

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/suicide-in-the-us-statistics-and-prevention/index.shtml

 

Suicide in the U.S.: Statistics and Prevention

A fact sheet of statistics on suicide with information on treatments and suicide prevention. (2009).

Research shows that risk factors for suicide include:

  • depression and other mental disorders, or a substance-abuse disorder (often in combination with other mental disorders). More than 90 percent of people who die by suicide have these risk factors.2
  • prior suicide attempt
  • family history of mental disorder or substance abuse
  • family history of suicide
  • family violence, including physical or sexual abuse
  • firearms in the home,3 the method used in more than half of suicides
  • incarceration
  • exposure to the suicidal behavior of others, such as family members, peers, or media figures.2

However, suicide and suicidal behavior are not normal responses to stress; many people have these risk factors, but are not suicidal. Research also shows that the risk for suicide is associated with changes in brain chemicals called neurotransmitters, including serotonin. Decreased levels of serotonin have been found in people with depression, impulsive disorders, and a history of suicide attempts, and in the brains of suicide victims. 4