Saturday, October 25, 2014

La Joie de Vivre 4:6 -- A British Reaction to the Exporters of Hate Report of Sept. 16

SamJohnson, London  

Here's my reaction to claims a handful of Americans are 'exporters of hate'. [See here for background on the Human Rights Campaign's recent missives naming ROL, among others as "exporters of hate" for traveling to Britain.]

Typically, ignorantly patronising!

It's so typically ignorantly patronising that it just passes us by. Giving it a second's thought, here would be the average UK and European reaction: 

"What's with this 'Exporters of Hate' crap anyway?"

We don't need patronising ignorant Americans like Human Rights Campaign to tell us what to think. On this subject we already have large majorities opposed to homofascism who have never even heard of the people on HRC's 'hate exporter' list. How dare the ignorant bigots at HRC be so patronising? 

Eighty-three percent of the UK's 2012 consultation respondents were against SSM, and Cameron had to remove 550,000 votes on a technicality to squeeze a bare majority. We'll get him out at the next election.

Friday, October 24, 2014

For what it is worth, I do not believe the blogger at Good as You actually raids people's panty drawers!

I can just see this spiraling out of control. So let me make this clear -- I do not have any reason to believe that Jeremy Hooper actually looks in other people's panty drawers. I think he does go looking through irrelevant records people leave online in order to misrepresent and scandalize people, but I have no reason to believe that he looks at their panties.

I hope that clears things up. Let's move on.

By the way, "raiding people's panty drawers" is a metaphor

Just in case someone claims, from a tweet that went out just now, that I am literally accusing a gay blogger of raiding people's panty drawers, I am not. Okay?

When I say "report from raiding people's panty drawers" I mean to say, people who spend all day digging through other people's writing and online traces, not to engage in discussion, but to find little scandals to embarrass the person.

This use of metaphor may be challenging for some, so I wanted to post this explanation.

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Powerful, Well-Funded, LGBT Activists Target Private Citizens published an article exposing HRC's tactics towards those who disagree.  

Robert O. Lopez is openly bisexual, although he has a wife and two children. Raised by lesbian parents, the Cal State-Northridge English professor advocates civil unions and foster parenting for homosexual couples. But because he opposes homosexual couples raising children of their own, he has been blacklisted by pro-LGBT organizations like the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and GLAAD. 

Read more here

-Here is another one from the Daily Signal exposing the same story.

Having a baby is supposed to be one of the happiest moments of your life. But for Bobby Lopez, an unusual figure in the marriage debate, it was a day overshadowed by fear.

His wife was in labor with their second child when Lopez received hateful phone calls and emails from LGBT rights activists.


Because two days prior, the Human Rights Campaign—a political action group whose mission is to “achieve equality” for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans—put out its latest blast email in a campaign called “The Export of Hate.”

Its main “exporter” that day: Robert “Bobby” Oscar Lopez.

Read more here
-Yet another report on the main story here
-And finally here is Bobby's response in First Things:
I am a professor of English and Classics at Cal State-Northridge, where I began teaching in 2008 after earning my doctorate in English and MA in Classics from SUNY. I specialize in American literature and published a scholarly study of American writers and conservatism in 2011.

On August 6, 2012, I published an essay in Public Discourse, entitled “Growing Up with Two Moms.” It described my life growing up with a lesbian mother and her partner.

 Read more here

Interview on 9/6

Denise Shick and I both did interviews with this announcer on 9/6 (scroll down):

I think I was in good form here.

Gestation pour autrui: le rôle ambigu des juges

22.10.14 - Les décisions des tribunaux suisses, français et européens semblent nous rapprocher d’une autorisation de la gestation pour autrui (GPA). Au nom de l’intérêt de l’enfant. A raison ou à tort? 

Lire le reste ici

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Puerto Rico Believes in Marriage

A judge upheld traditional marriage in Puerto Rico today.

Gay marriage may be sweeping the nation, but in Puerto Rico it remains against the law.

A federal district judge late Tuesday rejected the reasoning used in at least 14 other decisions and said his hands were tied by a 1972 Supreme Court ruling that upheld a Minnesota same-sex marriage ban "for want of a substantial federal question."

The rest here: USA TODAY

And from Breitbart here

I Wonder if Anyone Has Ever Heard of This Kind of Stuff: Killed for Refusing Gay Advances

It's like, it's like the Matthew Shepard story backwards.   Oh but wait . . . didn't one of Matthew's killer have sex with Matt??  I am confused . . .

Police have managed to solve the mystery of Keraniganj madrasa student Abu Raihan’s killing, confirming that he was killed for his refusal to a homosexual advance from the Madrasa's chef.
Police recovered the slit-throat body of Abu Raihan from the Tahfizul Nurani Hafezi Madrasa's kitchen on Monday.
Raihan was a residential student of the madrasa, situated at Aganagar in South Keraniganj of Dhaka.
More here

America Besieged by Gay Activists

Gina Miller
Read the whole column here

Or listen to it here

At this point, only the most deceived or grossly uninformed among us do not realize that a devilish enemy regime has taken over our nation. Under Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) we have seen unprecedented lawlessness from the executive branch of the federal government. The laundry list of Obama and company's malfeasance and arguably impeachable offenses continues to grow.

Perhaps the most diabolical advancement of Obama's tyrannical, anti-American agenda is in the area of the radical homosexual movement. From militant homosexual activists, we have seen a full-frontal assault on the rights of Christians and others who oppose the campaign to force on America the acceptance of special "rights" for sexual deviants and the destruction of the definition of marriage. We have seen Obama load his administration with open homosexuals. He has appointed them to federal courts. He has overseen the repeal of the prohibition on homosexuals openly serving in our military. He has used his Justice Department to ignore federal law that correctly defined marriage.

Rome's Mayor Registers Foreign Gay Marriages Despite Italian Law

From Chrétienté

21 octobre 2014

Quand le maire de Rome s’inspire de la circulaire Taubira

Le maire de Rome, Ignazio Marino (gauche), a enregistré samedi seize « mariages » d’hommes et de femmes homosexuels conclus à l’étranger, alors que la loi italienne n’autorise pas le pseudo mariage homosexuel. (AFP)
Rome's mayor Marino  registered Saturday 16 homosexual "marriages" contracted abroad while Italian Law forbids pseudo homosexual "marriage"
« Les couples, accompagnés de leurs familles et parfois de jeunes enfants, sont venus les uns après les autres pour faire transcrire leur union dans les registres des mariages de la ville. M. Marino a qualifié ces enregistrements de simples actes d’état civil.
"Couples accompanied by their families and sometimes their young children came one after the other to transcribe their unions in the city's marriage records.  Mr. Marino has simply qualified these registrations as simple registrar's acts. 
Le préfecture de Rome a aussitôt réagi en appelant à annuler ces enregistrements, qui sont illégaux et non valides selon la loi italienne, le mariage gay n’étant pas reconnu. » …
Rome's prefecture has immediately reacted by asking these registrations to be cancelled since they are illegal and not valid according to Italian law since gay marriage is not recognized."

La circulaire Taubira pour la reconnaissance en France des bébés nés à l’étranger par GPA, alors que la loi l’interdit, a dû donner des idées au maire de Rome, qui a accommodé sauce italienne le contournement de la loi. Après tout, pourquoi se gêner; l’expérience prouve que l’on ne risque rien…
The Taubira Memo (that recognized babies in France who had beed born abroad through surrogacy while the French law forbids the practice) must have given some ideas to Rome's mayor who facilitated this circumvention of the law.  After all why bother, from experience one knows that there is no risk  . . .

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Everybody who gets money from or gives money to GLAAD or the Human Rights Campaign must watch this video and answer these questions

What every LGBT "ally" needs to know from Robert Lopez on Vimeo.

This Lesbian's Daughter Has Had Enough

Our friend and ally has a new piece on American Thinker.

My name is Rivka Edelman, and I am the product of same-sex parenting.

Recently I published an essay on Public Discourse about the ruthless misogyny that pervades LBGT culture. I pointed out it that it can and will victimize women and children with impunity and then, in America’s narcissistic fugue, get hailed as brave and heroic.

. . .

Read more: here

Sunday, October 19, 2014

La Joie de Vivre 4:5 The discussion we need to have, versus the discussion ligbitist activists want us to have

Enough of Food Fights


I wonder how much of America is tiring of the term "anti-gay" being applied to every single person who disagrees with the policy demands of specific organizations like the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD. I know that I, personally, am constantly labeled anti-gay because I believe children have a right to a mom and a dad. This labeling practice is incredibly insulting to gay people. It presumes that just because you are gay you automatically think surrogacy in all forms is okay, even when it is human trafficking and/or modern slavery. The impact on women's health, the toll this takes on society's collective sense of social justice, and the effect on children who are defined as chattel all has to take a back seat to the narrow interests of people who have appointed themselves the overlord of all gay people. And gay people who question this are dismissed or silenced.

Why do gay people put up with this? Well, some don't. There are gay people who resist the ideological meat grinder and say, "I'm gay and I'm not okay with selling children." But these people will never get on TV. And that's the problem.

I just saw videoclips from Sunday morning talk shows where people were debating same-sex marriage. I am not going to name names -- there is already too much ad hominem in our discourse. I will speak generally about what I saw.

I saw people who say they are for "gay rights" rehashing old and boring talking points in fruitless stunt fights against people who think homosexuality is a mortal sin against Christ.

You know what? That's the discussion people from HRC and GLAAD want to have. They love debating against Christian proselytizers. They love bringing up Leviticus, Westboro Baptist Church, and "God Hates Fag" signs. Their dream is to be able to bring up gay teens who killed themselves after being forced to attend fundamentalist churches.... forever.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Really great critique of the Cheerios advertisement about adoption

The Cheerios ad about which Frank Ligtvoet wrote a fantastic piece in the Huffington Post continues to spark insightful commentary from people. Aside from the offensiveness of using an adoption story as a way to sell cereal (???), there is the severe problem that the commercial seamlessly indoctrinates the audience to link tolerance for gay people to disdain for poor mothers of color who are separated painfully from their children by social services. Read here:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Don de sperme qui tourne mal

Immonde : un couple de lesbiennes, qui avait eu recours à une PMA en utilisant la semence vendue par une banque de sperme, a porté plainte contre l’établissement, car la petite fillette née de cette pratique est métisse. Les bébés sur catalogue, c’est maintenant !

Cet affaire révélée par le Chicago Tribune illustre à merveille la folie d’un monde consumériste, où avoir un bébé est devenu un droit élémentaire.

En lire plus ici

Dans les coulisses de la Manif pour tous

Apple and Facebook Offer Egg-Freezing Benefits

Read from NBC here

Two Silicon Valley giants now offer women a game-changing perk: Apple and Facebook will pay for employees to freeze their eggs.

Facebook recently began covering egg freezing, and Apple will start in January, spokespeople for the companies told NBC News. The firms appear to be the first major employers to offer this coverage for non-medical reasons.

“Having a high-powered career and children is still a very hard thing to do,” said Brigitte Adams, an egg-freezing advocate and founder of the patient By offering this benefit, companies are investing in women, she said, and supporting them in carving out the lives they want.

Gay dad Frank Ligtvoet takes on the adoption industry

I am amazed that Frank Ligtvoet is so brave and honest. It's truly stunning. I wish I could nominate him for best gay dad of the universe. I regret that he and I did not get along when we both belonged to a forum on adoption, because I have nothing but admiration for him. He is the only prominent gay father I know who is willing to challenge the LGBT advocacy community's misrepresentation of adoption and implicit denial of humanity to the poor struggling people of color whose children are often taken away by adoption agencies so that gay couples can experience parenthood. Sadly, though, when we both had a place to speak honestly on an adoption forum, I found it impossible to engage directly with him in a healthy way. The main issue is that I believe children have a natural-born right to a mother and father, while Frank rejects that notion. So we can't move much beyond that disagreement. But credit should be given where credit is due.

In no less a place than the Huffington Post, Frank Ligtvoet actually voices most of the main concerns I have about adoption in general, including gay adoption. I can hear in his tone that he shares my frustration that a community like ours -- the queer community -- could become comfortable so quickly with an ideology that humiliates and shames poor and struggling people of color in order to justify taking their kids away.

Maybe one day in the future, Frank and I will cross paths and find more common ground. On the adoption forum I felt that I was going to ruin the conversation if I stayed there and continued bickering with him, but I still have a special respect for him that I reserve for an elite class of heroes from the other side. He is of that elite.

Monday, October 13, 2014

An Interview from 2013

Memory Lane:

Chad Griffin of Human Rights Campaign praises "light in the darkness" -- the Vatican stating the same views I have stated for years, and for which Griffin and the HRC viciously denounced me as a homophobe

File this under "Ironic Self-Awareness Deficiency Syndrome":

For those of you who do not know, Chad Griffin heads the Human Rights Campaign. This organization recently sent an email to all its members claiming I am part of the World Congress of Families, claiming I spoke at a World Congress of Families event, and naming my opposition to surrogacy and fraudulent birth certificates as proof that I am a hideous anti-gay. The email linked to the HRC's melodramatic "Exporters of Hate" report, on which I am listed as the #2 biggest threat to gays in the world because I traveled to France, speak French, and oppose surrogacy and fraudulent birth certificates.

In the email, which is signed off by someone named "Ty Cobb," a mangled quotation is featured in blown-up print with my name and the name of my university position under it. So the implication from Ty Cobb, Chad Griffin, and whoever else runs the HRC, is that I used my position as a professor to express anti-gay views to the World Congress of Families.

There's a lot that Ty Cobb's email gets extremely wrong:

* I am not part of the World Congress of Families and never have been.
* I have never attended a World Congress of Families event in my life, including the one they mentioned in the email.
* My opposition to surrogacy and fraudulent birth certificates is not limited to gay people. I have pissed off a lot of people by criticizing Shari Shepard, Jimmy Fallon, Tagg Romney, and Melissa Harris-Perry for their use of surrogates. I organized a conference on children's rights on Oct. 3, at which critics of the adoption industry and divorce gave full presentations about how wrong birth certificate fraud or broken family bonds are--when heterosexuals do it.
*I have always supported civil unions and foster care eligibility for same-sex couples.
* I have publicly opposed anti-sodomy laws in Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda.
* I have never denounced homosexuality as immoral or denounced homosexuals as bad people.
* I have published articles in the general field of queer theory and two gay-themed novels.

So, in a nutshell, the Human Rights Campaign should have never sent that email. They have descended into such rank dishonesty, it's shocking. But whatever.

It's hysterical to read that Chad Griffin is praising the Catholic Church hierarchy for being open to gay civil unions. Chad Griffin says, this is "light in the darkness." The Catholic Church still opposes gay marriage and gay adoption. It also opposes gay foster care, which I do not oppose.

The Catholic Church is less critical than I am of sealed birth certificates -- but does the HRC want to be on the side of denying adoptees access to their birth records? That's a huge controversy that goes way beyond gay people and their families.

And the Catholic Church is far more anti-surrogacy than I am, because for the Church, this is part of a staunch anti-abortion position. The Church generally opposes even fertility treatments like IVF where the father's sperm and the mother's egg are fertilized and then implanted in the mother's uterus, so the same father and mother will raise the child. I do not go that far. I simply oppose any move where a child is knowingly severed from his biological origins.

But Chad Griffin sees "light in the darkness" when a millennia-old institution that condemns homosexuality as an abomination in the eyes of God espouses milder versions of pro-gay viewpoints I have been openly expressing all my life.

When I say the exact same things, or even slightly more pro-gay versions of these things, I am denounced and hounded at my job.

There's a reasonable explanation for all of this: the HRC is run by morons.

Viewed from Canada: France the Pro-Family Country

It would be hard to imagine a more family-crazy society than France. If the American Dream is a big house with a three-car garage, the French Dream is still four kids with two ageless parents.

In reality, the French Dream is no easier to attain than the American one. Still, three-quarters of French families have two or more children – and political parties pander endlessly to them. French “family policy” is sacrosanct and direct government aid to couples with children is the highest in Europe. France’s birth rate is second only to Ireland’s, and miles ahead of Spain’s and Germany’s.

More here

Boom! Matt Barber Doesn't Hold Anything Back in This One

What the ‘Gay Marriage’ Debate is Really About

It’s called Pandora’s Box.

And the Supreme Court just opened it.

Did you actually think the debate over “gay marriage” was about marriage? Have you really come to believe that this cultural kerfuffle has anything to do with “civil rights” or “equality”? Have you bought into the popular premise that this is a legitimate discussion on federalism – that it’s a reasonable disagreement over whether the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause requires that newfangled “gay marriage,” something rooted in same-sex sodomy, a deviant and disease-prone behavior our Constitution’s framers officially declared “the infamous crime against nature,” be made law of the land?


Switzerland Struggling with a Surrogacy Case

In the Swiss canton of St. Gall, a tribunal has recognized a homosexual couple as the fathers of a child born of surrogacy in the US.  Surrogacy is illegal in Switzerland so the Department of Justice is challenging the state court's decision.  The DOJ is seeking the surrogate mother and her husband to make them the actual parents of the child.  This would ensure that the child can keep track of his lineage.

The original here

CNN: Sperm Donor Story

From CNN

Here is an all too common story of a man driven by a false sense of charity to help infertile couples "get" a child.  He overcame the weird feeling of seeing people on the streets looking like him, he convinced his wife that was no big deal, put his sperm donating business ahead of his intimacy with his wife and feels now that everything is just fine.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

La GPA, c'est quoi?

Cette vidéo nous avait échappé.  Quelque chose de très basic, mais un bon lien à partager avec ceux qui se demandent.

Zemmour on Surrogacy

Eric Zemmour explains how surrogacy will arrive in France.  Nobody will be able to stop it and Christian Taubira loves it!  This makes the same point that we covered a couple of days ago in a previous post.

In France, the Center-Right UMP Party is About to Be Torn Apart

According to Boulevard Voltaire, the UMP will have lost all credibility by the time of the presidential elections.  The party is now split on the question of homosexual.  Some like Hervé Mariton is wholeheartedly preaching the abrogation of the Taubira Law while at the other end of the spectrum we have those who say that it is now humanly impossible to rescind this legislation.  Meanwhile the more and more popular Front National has vowed to pull the law out is they were to earn the presidency.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Commentary on the Sperm Donation Story of Earlier Today

Jennifer Robak-Morse of the Ruth Institute responds to the story by putting the blame on the political elite.

One only has to look through a few comments on websites, Left or Right, to see that the lesbian lawsuit for breach of warranty and wrongful birth over a mixed race baby has struck a very negative chord.  Decent people, Right and Left, feel all wrong about a mother suing the sperm bank because she didn’t get the child she ordered.
I certainly agree that it is all wrong.  I just want to put the blame squarely where it belongs. Not on the sperm bank for “medical malpractice.”  Not on the lesbian mother for saying, “I’m not going to let them get away with not being held accountable.”
No, I place the blame on the Elites who have imagined, sustained and defended the Sexual Revolutionary ideology.  This ideology is indefensible, unsustainable and is causing unimaginable misery.

Read the rest here

Drag Queen 101

In Nebraska, learn how to become a drag queen/king . . .   College is so much fun . . .

A recent workshop hosted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln taught students how to be drag “kings and queens.”
The “How To Do Drag” event was held Sept. 25 on campus and offered students tips on cross-dressing, make-up and stage presence, ideas presenters encouraged the students to try out at an “Open Drag Night” set to take place at the Lincoln-based gay nightclub Karma this Saturday, the Daily Nebraskan student newspaper reports.
More here if you really want to . . .

Human Rights Violations in Canada against Christian Student

This is a good one.  If the human rights campaign is really for human rights they might want to lend a hand to this poor student who was discriminated against . . .