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Why Gays Have So Much
Influence on Our Culture

American Thinker, by Alicia Colon

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Posted By:Drive, 2/3/2014 8:42:47 AM

We´ve had the Gaymmys; we´ve had Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson suspended for expressing unfavorable comments about anal intercourse; HBO has a new series, Looking about three gay men looking for love. It seems as though just about every television show, whether comedy or drama now has a gay character as a regular. It´s not surprising that homosexuality has become mainstream in our culture because nearly everyone has a relative or friend who is gay and we have been deeply influenced by those words of Harvey Fierstein who said, "I just want to be loved. Is that so wrong?" What we

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 2/3/2014 8:51:41 AM     (No. 9717181)

The author, almost as an aside, makes an important point about Christians dealing with homosexuals. We should not make our focus on converting homosexual urges to heterosexual urges. Rather, we should focus on encouraging those with homosexual urges to be chaste. Christians should not fall into the trap of thinking that it is necessary for people to act on their sexual urges, whether those urges are homosexual or heterosexual.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tinnyanko, 2/3/2014 8:52:23 AM     (No. 9717184)

Looks like Alicia is going to get the Duck Dynasty treatment for telling the truth

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Reply 3 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/3/2014 8:59:45 AM     (No. 9717194)

Gays have influence because they have aggressively and relentlessly targeted getting into positions of power (legislative, executive, and especially judicial, in addition to virtual control of the entire entertainment industry). And it isn´t fairness and acceptance that they pursue, but promotion and proselytizing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 2/3/2014 9:06:31 AM     (No. 9717199)

Well, Alicia, but why do gays have so much influence on our culture? You pose the question but don´t answer it. They hide the less-attractive part of gayness, but we all do that with less-attractive attributes; it doesn´t explain why gays have so much influence on our culture.

Is it because they have a peculiar artistic excellence? or that something about gayness seems to contribute to vision in the arts? or that rejection by the larger culture somehow cultivates insights not generally available to heteros?

Guess I missed something.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/3/2014 9:11:12 AM     (No. 9717206)

One´s wish to be identified strictly by their sexual proclivities is a blot on civility.
What is the difference between a straight man and a gay man? Actually, none..both have the right to marry a woman, make a will and leave their estate to anyone, own a car and home etc.
Changing the culture to redefine marriage is not right. And destroys what marriage has been for centuries.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Drive, 2/3/2014 9:17:57 AM     (No. 9717225)

Yes, you missed something because the answer was in that article by that gay man who said that the gay movement disguised their agenda and we fell for it

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bgarrett, 2/3/2014 9:35:56 AM     (No. 9717255)

Stop saying ´gay´ when you mean homosexual!

They win every time you allow them to control the language and the conversation.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 2/3/2014 9:36:50 AM     (No. 9717256)

Sadly, Alicia doesn´t nail the answer. But poster #3 nailed it succinctly.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: angelesgift, 2/3/2014 9:39:13 AM     (No. 9717264)

Gays have so much influence because they represent the latest opportunity for self-righteous liberals to display their "tolerance" and "caring" street creds.

For example, if you read the article about gay and bi-sexual young men using steroids at six times the rate of straight men, you´d see the explanation has to be, of course, that they want to stop the "bullying". Yeah, right. It can´t possibly be about attracting yet more partners.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/3/2014 9:43:22 AM     (No. 9717275)

So the gay rump´els now have a show like the sluts in ´sex in the city´? Rangers lookin´ for whatever in the city?

How special...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/3/2014 9:58:25 AM     (No. 9717299)

The homosexual is a willing participant in rebellion. A rebellion that began at a particular age, according to the rebel itself. The rebellion has to do with God´s choice of gender for that person chosen in eternity past.
Rebellion in God´s creatures is nothing new. The finest among His first creation, the legions of Angels, rebelled against Him, claiming that he would, "become like the Most high God!" Ever since then, the way to man´s soul is through his prideful arrogance. Whether it was the woman in the garden being told she could possess the knowledge of God by eating of the fruit, thereby becoming better than her appointed authority, Adam, or to today´s homosexual ideology, which attracts the vulnerable victim through the trappings of wealth, social status, and power, the goal is the same, engagement in a spiral of arrogance.

Our nation has been marvelously blessed by God Almighty over centuries because we were a shining light of Christianity, Bible teaching, and Evangelical Missionary activity to a lost world. Today, homosexuals exist in every Congressional staff on Capital Hill, and even more in diverse bureaucracies around the government. They exert their "charming" influence over the elected Representatives who vote on bills which undermine the moral basis of our founding, leading to the degeneration of our society and the decline of our nation. God will not save us from our own bad choices. Homosexuals follow a trend of being lustfully attracted to power, possessions, money, influence, and more importantly, everlasting life. There´s nothing so mean as an "old queen."

In the Old Testament, homosexuality was a sin punishable by death, and in the New Testament the Apostle Paul makes it clear that God still regards it with disgust. Society should not accept gender rebels, much less "celebrate" their despicable sin.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: sooznews, 2/3/2014 10:02:49 AM     (No. 9717305)

I love Alicia Colon. She is one brave woman and a great writer and artist.

From birth, I have had many close gay friends, but have to say that the idea of celebrating someone because of what they do with their dangly parts is so adolescent it makes me squirm.

Perhaps we should have a parade down Fifth Avenue to celebrate toe-suckers or guys who love to have sex with really enormous women. They are people, too.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: yuban, 2/3/2014 10:05:30 AM     (No. 9717310)

In the long run, Liberals will destroy the Homosexuals just as they have the Blacks. Christians care about their souls while Liberals care about their votes.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 2/3/2014 10:07:50 AM     (No. 9717314)

You beat me to it poster #7. Why did Alicia have to say ´gays´ when a perfectly acceptable word is already available? Homosexual. Or is that going to become the new ´n´ word.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Toledo, 2/3/2014 10:16:32 AM     (No. 9717325)

Why? Because it´s the term activists use to influence us. It is the LGBT not the LHBT.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Arby, 2/3/2014 10:20:42 AM     (No. 9717331)

I don´t think this explains ´why gays have so much influence.´ The reason doesn´t just have to do with hedonism. Many of the cultural elite (often self-appointed members) are gay and they use their positions to advocate. Their goal is to enhance their own self-esteem and reinforce their wished-for normality.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 2/3/2014 10:21:12 AM     (No. 9717332)

Gays have influence because they are portrayed by leftists far and wide as a group of victims that must be championed.

No matter the long range cost to society.

Homosexuals are the new abortion.

Just a wedge with which to divide.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Bpl40, 2/3/2014 10:32:48 AM     (No. 9717352)

Homosexuals don´t have the financial, emotional, sheer physical energy diversion of raising a family. Their efforts, money, energy can be concentrated on other things. Sometimes these ´things´, as in the case of a Leonardo Da Vinci can become works of amazement. Many times not.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: StuartL, 2/3/2014 10:54:20 AM     (No. 9717387)

The abuse of language continues. Time was when "homosexual" meant "attracted to members of one´s own sex," and was applied to both men and women. Then "gay" achieved common currency as a synonym for "homosexual" -- one could refer correctly to "gay men" and "gay women."

However, gay women already had their own adjective: "lesbian." Toss into the mix the misunderstanding of "homo" as "man" (as opposed to "same"), and voilà: the generic adjective "gay" is now a noun meaning "male homosexual," as the counterpart to the adjective and noun "lesbian."

The q-word, however, remains non-sex-specific. At least for now.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 2/3/2014 11:08:21 AM     (No. 9717409)

#12 for Post of the Day. The second paragraph is the bomb!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: killerbee, 2/3/2014 11:11:07 AM     (No. 9717414)

The gay lobby has influence because it´s well organized and almost everyone has a friend who is gay. They´ve managed to bridge the gap between aggressive, jerky activists and people tend to see their friend that place instead. They´ve also snowed a lot of gay people into participating in what is essentially a Socialist, anti-Christian, anti-1st Amendment exercise. This is a lot like what the NAACP has done with people of color.

And, it all boils down to money. They pay for that influence and it´s been a good investment for them.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: odinsacolyte, 2/3/2014 11:24:24 AM     (No. 9717449)

Untruth.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: steelbreeze, 2/3/2014 11:28:53 AM     (No. 9717457)

Damn nasty is what they are.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 2/3/2014 11:56:00 AM     (No. 9717490)

In one of her recent columns, Andrea Peyser used the term Homosexual Industrial Complex, which is quite succinct. I shall be using it myself wherever warranted.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 2/3/2014 12:10:44 PM     (No. 9717517)

Forced acceptance of their values. At any cost, and woe if you disagree.

That´s the gay agenda.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: leonardo, 2/3/2014 12:30:41 PM     (No. 9717555)

Until Americans are smart enough to object that a dysfunctional minority can demand special rules for themselves and undue influence over the vast majority, gays will continue

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Griller1, 2/3/2014 12:35:40 PM     (No. 9717568)

The homosexual community and their everything goes agenda are a great distraction that the left uses to grab our attention when they are doing something that would otherwise come under great scrutiny. The homosexual community, being part and parcel of the left, is a willing pawn in this deception.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 2/3/2014 12:58:43 PM     (No. 9717605)

The question posed by the title is not answered. It seems that Alicia is preoccupied by learning that one of her Catholic male friends is a homosexual. Thus, the details about Courage and returning to the fold.

Let me, as an older (straight, I think) male who was "groomed" by homosexuals as a young man, try to explain it. [I´ve become less shy about my close encounters with "a walk on the wild side" as I learn that many of us have had similar experiences.]

Homosexuality tracks well with curiosity, which tracks well with intelligence (I´ve often said curiosity is the hallmark of intelligence). Both characteristics correlate highly with success, wealth and power. The rest can be explained by a common human desire: "Wouldn´t it be nice if everyone were like me?"

What really bothers me is that homosexuals DO have so much influence on our culture. I freaked out when I saw two of my granddaughters watching the Disney Channel at my house last weekend! Why should I help to "groom" them that lesbianism is an acceptable lifestyle, without negative consequences?

What galls me even more is the influence that the "Homosexual Industrial Complex" (thanx #24) has on R&D and government spending in this country. I offer AIDS cost/benefit analysis for the former and GWB spending more than $50 Billion of our tax dollars to treat AIDS in Africa for the latter.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: wsdiego, 2/3/2014 1:05:19 PM     (No. 9717622)

Homo´s still the word gay like their trying to still the word Marriage! I knew a lady who´s name was Gay! When she introduced herself she felt compelled to add "but i´m not"! I felt it unfair she had to declare her sensuality to say her name! I see homos as spiteful and vindictive in pushing themselves on others and they see religion as their enemy!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/3/2014 1:33:07 PM     (No. 9717671)

They stick together. Unlike Republicans.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: jglas, 2/3/2014 1:36:24 PM     (No. 9717680)

The gay movement used the civil rights movement as their model to achieve legitimacy for a disturbing but well hidden lifestyle. The Democrats who had done so well politically championing the civil rights movement, glommed onto the new gay rights movement because the civil rights movement had already succeeded and so its impact on politics had waned. Now no one can disparage a lifestyle so harmful that, if it became widespread, it would pose a huge sociological and health danger to society as a whole. Of course if that happened it would just present the Democrats with another crisis to exploit a la Alynski.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Penney, 2/3/2014 1:56:08 PM     (No. 9717716)

The vocal 2-3%, ´exhibitionists,´ currently have the money AND the microphone, both of which they use liberally.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 2/3/2014 1:56:15 PM     (No. 9717717)

Yes, #25.

The so-called "Lifestyle" is given the appearance of the chic, "Now", "Hip", cultured, of being superior artistically and intellectually.

If you don´t agree, why then, you´re a rube! You´re a neanderthal! You´re close-minded and bigoted.

Under pressure from the homosexual lobby, elected homosexuals won´t vote against their own interests... and they´d better not because if they are not "out" they´ll "be outed". This makes them extortionists.

Once in the open, it is no easier for them to make policy decisions for the General Welfare.

As with everything else, Truth is a disinfectant and it clears away the putrescence that had concealed reality.

People i know who got out of "The Lifestyle" have told me that the reality of life is insatiable sexual obsession. The idea of "monogamous" relationships is for the most part laughable (but not unheard of).

When AIDS was first being identified, before medical scientists knew what they were dealing with, there were enormous articles in the NYT (i wonder if their archives have been purged). Doctors reported the kinds of "conditions" they had to treat in homosexuals and repeatedly, in the same person. That was the first time i´d ever heard about notorious bath houses.

A very dear friend of ours is in a sort of remission in his struggle with HIV-AIDS. It is NOT good to sugarcoat this "lifestyle"... ever.

However, the entire pornography world is destructive and very, very costly in lives and fortunes and threatens civilization itself.

Throw legalizing pot into the mix and we have civilizational decline.



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Reply 34 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 2/3/2014 2:03:24 PM     (No. 9717734)

I´m old enough to remember when the liberals thought marriage was "just a piece of paper" and encouraged couples to simply live together instead. Now they say nothing about heterosexual marriage, but homosexual marriage is a MUST!

It is about health care benefits, social security, pensions, etc.., not about love, IMO.
Some other people that will really benefit from this are the divorce attorneys.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Judy W., 2/3/2014 2:09:53 PM     (No. 9717743)

The left is always looking for new victim groups to bring into the fold. Homosexuals make a great addition because they can present themselves as sorry victim of society even as they have higher incomes than most groups and more cultural influence. Best of all for the left, homosexuals promote the belief that sex is just physical pleasure which everyone should experience in any way he likes, and there is no God-given meaning to marriage between a man and a woman. That is a message that millions are eager to hear because it means they can guiltlessly do what they want sexually. This is highly destructive to society, and to individuals, and the left loves that result because they get more followers from the wreckage -- the single mothers, the AIDS patients, the useless young people who never learned anything because they thought their main job in life was to have as much sex as possible, all dependent on government and likely to vote Democrat.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: peterfleming, 2/3/2014 2:13:39 PM     (No. 9717751)

To watch, learn and understand the same sex community that has bravely come out of the closet, is a vital American experience. It is the understanding, acceptance and celebration of life. Endless, overboard propaganda, however, is another thing entirely.
The Homosexual Industrial Complex, like Washington´s
Lobbyist Corporate Industrial Complex, like the Communist´s Growth of Bigger Government Complex, like Brutal Killings and Anti Gun Complex, are abusive controlled, fraudulent mis-use of media and press.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: little guy, 2/3/2014 3:23:49 PM     (No. 9717840)

If God is okey-dokey with the practice of homosexuality, then someone owes Sodom & Gomorrah a big apology.

To say "that´s they way they (gays)were made" is the same defense that an alcoholic could use, a bank robber or even a pedophile. (God made me want to rob banks! My genes made me a drunk! I just happen to love small children! Not my fault.) No, it´s a cross to be bared and a truly heavy one. Just like the desire to be gluttonous. Some people need food, some need sex. Self control is the real issue.

The agenda being pushed by radical gays is two fold, and it is not about "acceptance or tolerance". No ... most of us don´t really care what consenting adults do behind closed doors. The operative words are "adult" & "consenting". No ... the two real parts to the aggressive gay agenda are: 1) lowering the age of consent to puberty and 2) doing everything to destroy organized religion, specifically the Catholic Church as it has the most influence. Far left people join the cause because they hate the Church.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 2/3/2014 4:05:54 PM     (No. 9717887)

They´ve used the money and influence this power buys to control the message and infiltrate the corp media to put more money into pop culture to influence minds at a younger and younger age. They´ve taken over the Girl Scouts and sought to feminize or destroy the military and the Boy Scouts not to mention criminalize religion. They now seek legal marriage to adopt children and create future activists. I´m sure I´m leaving out more.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/3/2014 4:09:29 PM     (No. 9717892)

I won´t read all the posts because I know there will be a lot of comments I would rather not see on a conservative forum. But I want to say that #3 is almost there...and #13 is right on. But the whole issue is not so much that the homosexuals are running it--they aren´t. It is the leftist agenda to push this in an attempt to destabilize our society. I do believe that homosexuals deserve EQUAL (not special) treatment and should not be shunned or treated badly simply for being made differently. However, the leftists have been using these people to attack the basic fabric of our society. In the long run, it will hurt these people and the left doesn´t care what happens to them. Homosexuals will end up having a harsher backlash against them (which is already happening in many places--I already see people here losing patience with anyone who is gay simply because of the actions of the radical left and radical gays. I don´t want to see that happen and I don´t want to see the destruction of our society either. This is a difficult issue to straddle. Equality can be achieved and real tolerance too but not as long as the left pushes this in everyone´s faces through every means possible. The left´s ultimate goal is NOT equality, but rather it is about control. They want a socialist society and they want to be in power to reap the benefits from it.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Harlowe, 2/3/2014 4:22:42 PM     (No. 9717909)

#11 – Par excellence! From Genesis 19:5 through Revelation 22:14-15, Scripture is very clear about homosexuality.

Today’s sins may well exceed those that brought about The Great Flood of Noah’s time and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Medical practices are being used for abortions and surgical sex change procedures; worldwide communications glorify perversions like homosexuality and pornography; nations succumb to political correctness legislatively sanctioning same-sex marriages.

Man’s sin is God’s sorrow. “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.” (Galatians 6:7)

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/3/2014 4:50:14 PM     (No. 9717929)

FTA: “The Catholic Church does not condone homosexual activity but it also does not condone any sexual activity outside marriage which it defines as a sacramental union between a man and a woman. The virtue of chastity is extremely difficult for anyone to practice in this hedonistic society but not an impossible goal if one considers the consequences of one´s actions.”

Chastity was the first victim of the sexual revolution that had to break down all morality to open the way for communism to infect our society. The radical homosexuals crave “normalcy” thinking it will somehow negate the physical and mental degradation that they suffer. They purposefully ignore God’s plan for fulfilling human relationships in favor of feeding their lust, a hunger that once given into can never be satiated. When they encounter the just consequences of their actions they are incapable of taking personal responsibility, and because they have become godless they project that responsibility onto those who uphold God’s law.

I know many homosexual and lesbian individuals and couples. I have only seen one lesbian couple that I would define as happy people. They also happen to be conservative in their politics, and readily admit that their lesbianism does not define who they are or is something that should be promoted in the wider society. They told me that coming out as “conservative” in San Francisco was harder and got more flak for them than announcing their lesbianism. For the most part I have found gender-neutral couples to be unhappy, unfulfilled, inherently lonely, and unsatisfied with life. They are, indeed, lost souls.


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Reply 42 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 2/3/2014 6:09:13 PM     (No. 9718011)

Because in the 1960s we had a counterculture revolution. God´s Word and Way was removed from public schools and man´s word and way began to replace it ("Free love" and "free to be you and me"). Right became wrong, good became evil, sex became love, etc.. We have a whole new set of "rights" according to the desires of man. We have made it "legal" to kill our babies in the womb, we´re working on making marriage "legal" between people of the same sex, and anything else that strikes the fancy of man to make legal is no longer encumbered by respect for the laws of God an His Will for us.

Homosexuals have so much influence on our culture because we have failed to live for God and teach our children to do the same.

The example of the bookstore mentioned in this column is a warning to every parent to educate themselves about the dangers their children face, no matter how disgusting and uncomfortable it may be for them. They can be sure their children will receive that education even if they do not. Our POTUS, who arrived in office with all sorts of homosexual rumors surrounding him, used his new power almost immediately to appoint homosexual activist, Kevin Jennings, as "Safe Schools Czar". The vileness of what Jennings represents and advocated for American school children is beyond sickening and alarming. It makes one wonder just how pervasive moral corruption is in our gov´t, and if that may be part of the reason so many remain silent in the face of blatant, destructive actions and abuse of power.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 2/3/2014 9:21:10 PM     (No. 9718184)

#36, your first two sentences grieve my soul.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: lanika, 2/3/2014 9:55:48 PM     (No. 9718213)

I wonder if some of those who have commented here have read the entire article. I believe the author was explaining the extent that the gay activists have influenced our culture. I don´t expect her to have the answer to a problem that has existed for decades but rather she has tried to open our eyes to the deceit. It is very true what she said that there is never anything immoral of loving someone. That is never wrong



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Reply 45 - Posted by: kono, 2/3/2014 9:58:18 PM     (No. 9718215)

I trust the last remark in #12 was meant to be absurd; but I wholeheartedly expect that is eventually coming. A lot of people pooh-poohed those who warned that normalizing polygamy would be the next step, and that drive is already starting.

I disagree, across the board, with #36.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Harlowe, 2/3/2014 10:10:18 PM     (No. 9718229)

#42 - Excellent.

God uses the economy, war, and weather to discipline people. This country’s economy is in trouble; our nation is currently involved in military conflicts and facing a variety of other deadly possibilities domestically and internationally; weather around the world has brought disaster to many countries; and this nation has been experiencing unusual, frequent, and calamitous weather events these past five years. In 2013 weather disasters in the U.S. totaled $7,000,000,000. Consider that in terms of human life, dwellings, and food crops. America seems to have turned away from God. Has God abandoned America?

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Reply 47 - Posted by: grundoon, 2/4/2014 4:05:15 AM     (No. 9718415)

Let´s see, Gallup´s last survey of 170,000 people on the subject revealed that the LGBT community only made up approximately 3.5% of the U.S. population. Wow, never has so much acrimony, arguing, stupid legislation, and litigation been wasted on so few.

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Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 12:18:17 PM     Post Reply
As predictable as the media silence to follow comes the news that New York City´s new left-wing mayor, who ran on a platform based in large part on raising taxes, paid an effective 8.3% tax rate in 2013 based on a total income of over $200,000. Mayor de Blasio and his wife made $167,047 in income, $52,000 in rental income on a second home in Park Slope, and reported charitable donations that totaled just 3% of their income, or $5,597.

Who’s Attending Eric Holder’s Off The
Record Meeting With The Media?
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 12:07:33 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder‘s planned meeting with mainstream media outlets’ Washington bureau chiefs have been stalled after the Justice Department indicated that the conversations would be off-the-record. The New York Times‘ executive editor Jill Abramson was the first to decline the invitation, and shortly after the AP, CNN, CBS News and The Huffington Post followed suit. With much of the debate over the DOJ’s subpoena guidelines revolving around reporter James Rosen, Fox News clearly has a vested interest in the outcome of the meeting. While there appears to be a mini-campaign among Fox anchors to send Rosen himself to the meeting

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?
American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Sorry, Rev, but Christianity isn´t
just about being nice to people
Telegraph U.K., by Tim Stanley    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 7:48:54 AM     Post Reply
Here’s a thought for the day: Most people are “nice”, but Christians should be nice with a purpose. I am not a fan of the sitcom Rev, which depicts a vicar trying to be kind to his parishioners – with hilarious consequences. His congregation is small, full of delinquents, and the eponymous clergymen is often driven to drink by their unholy antics. Justin Welby disagrees with the show’s depiction of Anglican life because he notes that many churches are growing. The Rev’s, by contrast, conforms to a self-lacerating vision of Christianity as nice but niche. But self-laceration is the stock-in-trade of the

Louisiana GOP: Mary Landrieu ad fakery
sign of deeper problem with campaign
Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 7:35:16 AM     Post Reply
Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, in a neck-and-neck race for re-election, is taking a lot of criticism over a new ad -- her first this season -- depicting herself taking on "Washington" to protect the interests of Louisiana´s oil and gas industry. What Landrieu did to invite the ridicule was to re-create for her ad producers her own performance in a Senate hearing -- complete with set, supporting cast, fake nameplate, and even phony news chyrons -- to show her standing up for her state. The unspoken message of the ad -- something Landrieu could never say directly -- is that

Hillary Clinton’s Legacy Issue
Accuracy In Media, by Roger Aronoff    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 7:30:35 AM     Post Reply
When recently asked what she was most proud of from her time as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton replied that the office was like a “relay race.” “When you run the best race you can run, you hand off the baton,” she said. Mrs. Clinton was unable to cite any specific achievement, though she did make the rather dubious claim that “I think we really restored American leadership in the best sense.” Even some of her most ardent admirers couldn’t figure out a good answer to the question about her greatest achievement, during a discussion on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” As Ed

Bloomberg to spend $50M on new gun
control effort in challenge to NRA
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 7:28:46 AM     Post Reply
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will spend $50 million this year to build a nationwide grassroots network on gun control in a direct challenge to the National Rifle Association, The New York Times reported. The new lobbying group, called Everytown for Gun Safety, will encompass other gun control groups funded by Bloomberg, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the report said. Bloomberg told the Times the strategy will focus on expanding the background check system for gun buyers at the state and national levels. He made nearly $14 million in federal campaign contributions for

Obama’s Whistling Lap Dog
National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 7:27:15 AM     Post Reply
Last week, the president’s lap dog blew his dog whistle. In case you didn’t know, in politics a “dog whistle” is coded language that has a superficial meaning for everybody, but also a special resonance for certain constituencies. Using dog whistles lets politicians deny they meant to say anything nasty, bigoted, or controversial. Speaking to the National Action Network the day after a testy but racially irrelevant exchange with Republican members of a House panel, Attorney General Eric Holder said, “The last five years have been defined . . . by lasting reforms even in the face of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly,

Howard Dean: Dems would win back House
if not for health-care Web site woes
Washington Post, by Sean Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 7:22:06 AM     Post Reply
Former Vermont governor Howard Dean (D) says Democrats would be in strong position to win back the U.S. House majority this year if not for the troubled rollout of the federal health-care Web site last fall. "I think we would have won the House had the Web site not collapsed," Dean, a former Democratic National Committee chairman, said in a brief interview with Post Politics Tuesday evening. He called the battle for the House a "struggle" for Democrats but predicted the party would retain control of the Senate. The flawed rollout of the health-care Web site "was a problem because we had

Police: Ohio Man´s Drone
Hindered Medical Chopper
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/15/2014 12:12:31 PM     Post Reply
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- A man is facing charges after deputies say he was flying a video camera-equipped drone that hindered the landing of a medical helicopter at an accident scene. Kele Stanley, of Springfield, said he´s been unfairly charged and would have landed it immediately if he knew the medical helicopter was en route. "I´m not an idiot," he said. The hobbyist was flying the $4,000 drone over a crash scene on Saturday morning to shoot photos and video. Authorities said both fire officials and a Clark County sheriff´s deputy told Stanley to stop flying his remote-controlled

Obama uninterested in helping
Ukraine defend itself
Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/15/2014 12:09:35 PM     Post Reply
The administration’s “smart diplomacy” does not include providing aid to those who fight internal oppression or outside aggression and whose victory potentially would obviate the need for direct U.S. action. Hence, President Obama gave Iran’s Green Revolution the cold shoulder in June 2009. He denied aid, and then dragged his feet on delivering aid to non-jihadi rebels in Syria. Now, it should come as no surprise, he is unwilling to provide Ukraine with military aid or intelligence to defend itself against Russian aggression.



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Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
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White is not right: Campus admins ask
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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
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If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast


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