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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:00 am 
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On a dismal, rainy afternoon, over tea and Pepsi and a plate of fries at the Bob Evans restaurant in Cannonsburg, Kentucky, Bill Scaggs, a retired government and public-relations executive of ARMCO Steel, told me why he thinks that homosexuality is the greatest threat to America. "AIDS kills," was his circa 1984 answer, "and the most common way to pass that on of course is from homosexual contact." His voice cracking with indignation, Scaggs added that he refuses to use the word gay. "It's homosexual, or worse," he says. "Gay is in our Kentucky song! They took it away and trampled on it. We want it back."

Scaggs is a board member of Defenders Voice, a local organization formed two years ago by a group of ministers and their followers who fought the formation of a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at Boyd County High School, just up the road from where we sat. Located on a stretch of state highway dotted with churches, dollar stores, payday lenders, and a drive-through cigarette store, the high school had become a place where anti-gay harassment had become an everyday occurrence.

Most of the time, student organizers of the Boyd County GSA said, the basis for the harassment was religious. One of the organizers, Libby Fugett, said that "most of the people at school, even the younger people, who would call us names at school, they would cuss at us; they would say, You f'ing fag, you're going to hell. . . . They just think it's excusable because their religion backs it up. And that was a really big part of it. It's okay for them to sin against us because we're sinners."


Washington Spectator is a great site, with a four page mailout by subscription. I used to get it and it was always well written.

If Bill O'Reilly had a hero other than himself, it would be ADF and its courtroom crusaders lined up to fight the ACLU, Nickelodeon's homosexual agenda, and heathens who are hell-bent on censoring the words "Merry Christmas." ADF's president, Alan Sears, a former Reagan administration prosecutor who, according to the ADF's website, "God uniquely prepared" for his lead role in the organization, admits to being inspired by the right-wing commentator O'Reilly—hardly known for his jurisprudential acuity—to write portions of his book, The ACLU vs. America.

In the first chapter, Sears maintains that "from the very start, the ACLU wanted to destroy from within the America our founders intended." As proof of the ACLU's supposed anti-American, anti-Christian agenda, Sears fingers ACLU founder Roger Baldwin as an "agnostic and socialist who demonstrated Communist leanings"; Baldwin was moreover a friend of birth control advocate Margaret Sanger, whom Sears calls a "eugenicist who . . . establish[ed] the early link between the ACLU and abortionists." Before the reader has turned even ten pages, Sears has established that only ADF's godly legal services can save the country from the havoc the ACLU has wreaked on its justice system and culture.


Good reading, I am glad to see they have an internet site. This article describes what evil religionists are trying to do. Heaven help the decent religionists...

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Your tax dollars at work — two national institutes funded a study to determine how valuable "faith" is in stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS:

The study, conducted by the California-based RAND Corporation, concludes that HIV-positive people who say religion is an important part of their lives are less likely to engage in risky sexual behavior than others with the virus that causes AIDS. One lead investigator for the study said moral beliefs and membership in a faith community might explain the survey's results.

Moral beliefs may indicate an underlying altruism and a desire to make sure no one else is infected with HIV, said senior behavioral scientist David Kanouse. Promoting these feelings could then be used as a component of HIV prevention programs....

Being scientists and all, I'm sure they considered other possibilities. Like maybe religiosity is a turn-off to potential partners. Or perhaps sanctimonious people are dishonest about their sexual practices. No, those are just theories, while the underlying altruism of Christianists is hard fact; I'm sure the people who commissioned this study would stand for no less.

According to the study, Roman Catholics and evangelical Christians were less likely than other mainline Christians, non-Christians and non-religious people to report unprotected sex. Catholics and evangelicals also were less likely to report high-risk sex than other mainline Christians and reported fewer partners than non-Christians....

I guess that's true. Some highly religious Catholics don't report having a lot of partners.

Another factor influencing the high number of non-religious respondents is the fact that many religious groups consider homosexuality to be a morally unacceptable lifestyle. Gay and bisexual men made up more than half of the study participants.
That sounds like a fair test, comparing the canonically high-risk population, which is vilified by organized religion, to the highly religiose.

So, I guess that seals it: praise the lord, but don't pass out the condoms
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http://vastleft.blogspot.com/2007/04/sc ... sheep.html

No doubt all of the sexually hypocritical priests and the sexually hypocritical religious Republicans mentioned in Jesse/Angel of Mercy's thread "Republican Pedophilia" were a part of this study, too. :P

http://tvnewslies.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=1511

AND this thread: http://tvnewslies.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=5618

A good site for those who want to debunk some of this religious theory:

http://gods4suckers.net/archives/catego ... y-fundies/

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 Post subject: Krugman:Many Bushies were appointed to promote religion
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:25 pm 
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I don't think anybody believes any longer that the Bushies aren't into a religious-politico agenda!

Krugman: Many Bushies were appointed to promote a religious agenda

Ron Brynaert
Friday April 13, 2007

This conspiracy is not a theory, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman insists in Friday's paper, writing that "many Bushies were appointed to promote a religious agenda."

The Pat Robertson-founded Regent University School of Law has come under the media's spotlight in recent days, as one of its graduates, Monica Goodling, has been placed at the center of the debate over the firing of U.S. attorneys. Many are finding that Regent's influence and alumni placements in the current administration outpace its academic record and credentials.

As the Boston Globe recently reported, "But even in its darker days, Regent has had no better friend than the Bush administration. Graduates of the law school have been among the most influential of the more than 150 Regent University alumni hired to federal government positions since President Bush took office in 2001, according to a university website."

"The infiltration of the federal government by large numbers of people seeking to impose a religious agenda -- which is very different from simply being people of faith -- is one of the most important stories of the last six years," Krugman writes for the Times. "It's also a story that tends to go underreported, perhaps because journalists are afraid of sounding like conspiracy theorists."

Krugman continues, "But this conspiracy is no theory. The official platform of the Texas Republican Party pledges to 'dispel the myth of the separation of church and state.' And the Texas Republicans now running the country are doing their best to fulfill that pledge."

The Texas GOP platform states, "We affirm that the public acknowledgement of God is undeniable in our history and is vital to our freedom, prosperity and strength as a nation. We pledge to exert our influence toward a return to the original intent of the First Amendment and dispel the myth of the separation of church and state."

"One measure of just how many Bushies were appointed to promote a religious agenda is how often a Christian right connection surfaces when we learn about a Bush administration scandal," Krugman writes. "There's Goodling, of course. But did you know that Rachel Paulose, the U.S. attorney in Minnesota -- three of whose deputies recently stepped down, reportedly in protest over her management style -- is, according to a local news report, in the habit of quoting Bible verses in the office?"




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