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May 04, 2010

Anti-Gay Baptist activist caught taking ten-day vacation with male prostitute

Christian right leader George Rekers takes vacation with "rent boy" - Page 1 - News - Miami - Miami New Times He's a board member of NARTH, a group devoted to "curing" gayness and likes to publish pamphlets accusing gay men of actually eating shit.
The pictures on the Rentboy.com profile show a shirtless young man with delicate features, guileless eyes, and sun-kissed, hairless skin. The profile touts his "smooth, sweet, tight ass" and "perfectly built 8 inch cock (uncut)" and explains he is "sensual," "wild," and "up for anything" — as long you ask first. And as long as you pay. On April 13, the "rent boy" (whom we'll call Lucien) arrived at Miami International Airport on Iberian Airlines Flight 6123, after a ten-day, fully subsidized trip to Europe. He was soon followed out of customs by an old man with an atavistic mustache and a desperate blond comb-over, pushing an overburdened baggage cart. That man was George Alan Rekers, of North Miami — the callboy's client and, as it happens, one of America's most prominent anti-gay activists. Rekers, a Baptist minister who is a leading scholar for the Christian right, left the terminal with his gay escort, looking a bit discomfited when a picture of the two was snapped with a hot-pink digital camera. . . . For decades, George Alan Rekers has been a general in the culture wars, though his work has often been behind the scenes. In 1983, he and James Dobson, America's best-known homophobe, formed the Family Research Council, a D.C.-based, rabidly Christian, and vehemently anti-gay lobbying group that has become a standard-bearer of the nation's extreme right wing. Its annual Values Summit is considered a litmus test for Republican presidential hopefuls, and Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter have spoken there. (The Family Research Council would not comment about Rekers's Euro-trip.)

May 01, 2010

Creationist propaganda assaulting our kids

Six minutes of absolute evil. "Don't trust science or evidence kids, trust my personal interpretation of this heavily translated book!" Creationism propaganda for children

April 30, 2010

The Papacy is torn between protecting its own and justice

Memo From Vatican City - In Abuse Crisis, a Church Is Pitted Against Society and Itself - NYTimes.com Not much of a choice, as far as I see it.
Instead, the church is undergoing nothing less than an epochal shift: It pits those who hold fast to a more traditional idea of protecting bishops and priests above all against those who call for more openness and accountability. The battle lines are drawn between the church and society at large, which clearly clamors for accountability, and also inside the church itself. Uncomfortably, the crisis also pits the moral legacies of two popes against each other: the towering and modernizing John Paul II, who nonetheless did little about sexual abuse; and his successor, Benedict XVI, who in recent years, at least, has taken the issue of pedophile priests more seriously. He has had little choice, given the depth of the scandal and the anger it has unleashed. But when supporters defend Benedict, they are implicitly condemning John Paul and how an entire generation of bishops and the Vatican hierarchy acted in response to criminal behavior. “The church realizes that it doesn’t have a way out, at least not until it confronts the entirety of its problems,” said Alberto Melloni, the director of the liberal Catholic John XXIII Foundation for Religious Science in Bologna, Italy.

April 24, 2010

Leonard Nimoy, the mensch

It’s only logical: Mr. Spock beams into real Vulcan -...

April 23, 2010

Pentagon disinvites muslim-hating evangelist from Prayer Day event

Think Progress -- Pentagon Disinvites Anti-Muslim Evangelist From Prayer Day Event, Palin Calls It A ‘Sad Day’
Earlier this year, the Pentagon announced that it invited controversial evangelist Franklin Graham — who has called Islam a “wicked and evil religion” — to speak at its National Day of Prayer event. In the past week, groups like the Military Religious Freedom Foundation have been criticizing the Pentagon for inviting Graham and have called on the military to rescind its invitation. During an appearance on Fox and Friends yesterday morning, Graham reiterated his hateful beliefs, saying that he was speaking out “for those enslaved under Islam.” Later that day, the Army announced that it had finally decided to rescind its invitation to Graham over his remarks about the Islamic faith . . .

April 22, 2010

Achewood explains the difference between Jesus and the Pope

Just in case it needed to be cleared up. | Chris Haley is... THE ENTHUSIAST!