Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Group's video claims that contraception leads to homosexuality

The following video is proof that some people should shy away from Youtube:

According to the Huffington Post:

Produced by a group of Roman Catholic nuns calling themselves the Children of Mary order, "You Deserve to Know the Truth: Contraception” pairs some puzzling statistics with generic clip art. The often unintentionally humorous, low-budget clip also cites a 1970s-era study in which a male monkey became "confused" when female monkeys were injected with birth control drugs, and began to have "sexual interactions" with other males in the tribe. "With the prevalence of contraception, it's no wonder adultery is on the rise, as is promiscuity, homosexual behavior, and even abortion due to failed contraception," the narrator proclaims. 

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Catholic Church's new anti-marriage equality spokesman gets challenged on his points

Matt Birk, Baltimore Ravens Center, Makes Anti-Gay Marriage Ad For Catholic Church - Yesterday, Mr. Birk wrote an editorial and I recognized NOM terminology. Today, he makes a video for the Catholic Church (who many think is funding NOM.) Looks like the organization has found their new spokesmodel. HOWEVER, he isn't going unchallenged:

 Kirk's stance quickly drew a response from Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, who has since been in talks with Minnesotans for Equality, a Minnesota-based LGBT rights advocacy group urging voters to beat back the state's ballot initiative that could ban marriage for gays and lesbians in the state constitution this November.

Acknowledging Birk as "a smart, funny person," Kluwe notes, "If you want us to understand why same-sex marriage is bad for kids, you need to provide some sort of substantial evidence. Tell us that children from same-sex couples are more likely to grow up broke and miserable and alone and will end their days starving in a gutter."

In other words, when folks like Birk go on about the "special relationship between a husband and wife" and misdirect the argument about a supposed fear of being "labeled as bigots," they conveniently omit the following:


And in other news:

 Banned Book Week: 10 Books That Are Way Too Gay To Read! - Takes notes and check out this pro-gay literature.

 Bruce Springsteen Stars In Gay Marriage Social Media Campaign - Go Bruuuuuce! 

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California's ban on 'ex-gay' therapy causing controversy, will be challenged in court

The law created by California legislators to ban "ex-gay" therapy for minors (and signed Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown) is already causing a ruckus.

 A perfect example of this is a recent - and satisfyingly contentious debate on the topic by CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin, senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen, and “ex-gay” therapist Dan Pickup.

As you will see, the interview got explosive with Pickup snapping at Baldwin:

During the interview, Pickup alluded to the fact that the religious right group, the Liberty Counsel, will be challenging California's law in court. Liberty Counsel head Mat Staver said the following yesterday:
 "The California governor and legislature are putting their own preconceived notions and political ideology ahead of children and their rights to get access to counseling that meets their needs," Staver said in a statement. "A number of minors who have struggled with same-sex attraction have been able to reduce or eliminate the stress and conflicts in their lives by receiving counseling of their choice which best meets their needs and religious convictions." According to Staver, who is also dean of the Liberty University School of Law, the bill and the ethical codes of the state's licensing boards in California are on an "inevitable collision course." He added that the bill would "harm children, stress families, and place counselors in a catch-22, because they will be forced to violate their licensing ethical codes."

 If anyone believes that the Liberty Counsel is filing this lawsuit because they care about minors OR physicians, then they are simply fooling themselves.

The Liberty Counsel is fighting this law because of anti-gay bigotry, pure and simple. One would hope that in the coming media spotlight which the Liberty Counsel will enjoy because of its potential lawsuit, Staver or anyone else from the organization will be asked about the Liberty Counsel's anti-gay animus. This animus is best demonstrated by Staver himself and another member of the Liberty Counsel, Matt Barber:



It's wishful thinking on my part, but wouldn't it be absolutely wild if the Liberty Counsel's suit made it to court and lawyer defending CA's law called Staver or Barber as a witness to talk about the Liberty Counsel's bigotry?
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