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To: average joe who wrote (2104)1/22/2014 10:52:32 PM
From: Greg or e
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Missy Robertson: "Taking a Stand for Christianity in a Public Way"
By Rick Pearcey • January 22, 2014, 01:00 PM
In an interview with Fox News, Missy Robertson (wife of Jase) is asked what she has "come to learn about the audience that watches Duck Dynasty" following A&E's suspension of her father-in-law, Phil.

Missy replies:

Our fans are truly passionate! I can say personally that I am completely overwhelmed by the outspoken support of our family.

People have called to me from the open windows of their cars, across parking lots, in the grocery store, at the mall, just about everywhere I go in public.

They have gone out of their way to make a point in letting us know that they support our family 100 percent and appreciate our taking a stand for Christianity in a public way.

Missy's emphasis on standing for "Christianity in a public way" is quite to the point. For the Biblical worldview, properly understood, refuses to let itself shrink into a "private value system" or "belief system" (or "my truth" or "my values") but rather has always embraced the concept of publicly verifiable and publicly actionable information from the Creator.

"Christianity is not a series of truths in the plural, but rather truth spelled with a capital 'T,'" Francis Schaeffer stated in an address at the University of Notre Dame.

As such, said Schaeffer, what is affirmed is "truth about total reality, not just about religious things. Biblical Christianity is Truth concerning total reality -- and the intellectual holding of that total Truth and then living in the light of that Truth."

Thus the title of Nancy's book Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity.

In contrast to Schaeffer's affirmation, and to Missy's emphasis, we have the likes of "A&E and other secularists," who "seek to domesticate Biblical content from the Creator by redefining 'faith' as a 'personal matter' for so-called 'religious people'," as I noted in my most recent column.

"This effort reflects the modern reduction of 'faith' to a private 'belief system' or 'religious feeling' and is the product of anti-Christian secularism, not of a robust, pro-verification Christianity. Instead, the Biblical record concerns testable information regarding objective reality and is meant to be acted upon by free-thinking human beings across the whole of life, including public life."

What Missy states directly in this interview was also noted by Korie (wife of Duck Commander CEO Willie) when she said during a New Year's Eve interview on Fox, "At the end of the day we sit down and thank God for our blessings. . . . Hopefully we can spread that message. . . . As a country, if we can come back to that a little bit, maybe we’ll have a great 2014."

Yes, Christianity is so true to reality that its message can properly be applied to the country.

As I see it, the "Christian worldview is decidedly not 'religious' in the dumbed-down modern sense of the term but rather challenges people to 'test everything,' to evaluate truth-claims, and to think and see for themselves."

Control freaks are right to be wary: Knowing the truth can not only set you free, but it can liberate a nation as well.

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To: Greg or e who wrote (2106)1/23/2014 9:28:17 AM
From: average joe
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Justin Bieber arrested in Miami, police confirm

Canadian pop singer accused of driving under the influence, drag racing

CBC News

Posted: Jan 23, 2014 7:22 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 23, 2014 9:01 AM ET





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  • Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has been arrested in Miami Beach, and accused of driving under the influence and drag racing.
    Bieber, 19, had been in the Miami area for a few days and had reportedly been visiting a club on Lincoln Road on Wednesday night.

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    Justin Bieber ARRESTED For DUI and Drag Racing
    Miami Beach police confirmed the arrest to CBC News by phone on Thursday morning. There was no immediate indication of charges. Report said the incident occurred around 4 a.m.

    "I can confirm that Justin Bieber was arrested for DUI and drag racing in the city of Miami Beach," a police spokeswoman said.

    Justin Bieber takes a "selfie" with a fan in December. The bad-boy Canadian pop star was arrested in Miami Beach early Thursday, accused by police of driving under the influence and drag racing in a rented Lamborghini. (The Associated Press)

    The musician’s entourage had apparently used their cars to block traffic on Pine Tree Drive at 26th Street, creating a drag strip for Bieber, who was in a Lamborghini, the Miami Herald is reporting.

    Citing Chief Raymond Martinez of Miami Beach police, the Herald said tests showed Bieber was "under the influence of drugs" and "incoherent" when arrested. He also lacked a valid driver's licence.

    Bieber, who was born in London, Ont., and grew up in Stratford, has had an active month with U.S. law enforcement officials

    On Jan. 4, detectives from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department found drugs and arrested an associate of the singer during a search of Bieber's home. The officers were looking for evidence of an earlier egg-tossing vandalism incident.

    Police noted that Bieber, his security and entourage co-operated fully with the search, but did not make an official statement.

    The singer was neither arrested nor exonerated in the felony vandalism incident, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said.

    Bieber lives in a gated community in Calabasas, a celebrity enclave northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

    Last October, prosecutors declined to charge Bieber after a neighbour complained he drove recklessly through the area.

    In November 2012, prosecutors also declined to charge Bieber when the singer was accused of punching and hitting a man after leaving a Calabasas movie theatre.

    cbc.ca

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    To: average joe who wrote (2107)1/23/2014 2:32:21 PM
    From: Greg or e
    1 Recommendation   of 2133
     
    Big Bieb fan: are you?

    No you're just being your usual Asshole Troll self.

    Run along now and stalk someone else.

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    From: Greg or e2/2/2014 8:56:48 PM
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    Vatican “decorum squad” not amused by these Sunday Funnies


    Depiction of "SuperPope" Francis before and after Rome's speedy
    (or not so speedy) Decorum Squad.
    The Vatican (or someone terribly eager to impress them – the “ Catholic News Service” has referred to them as “Rome’s ‘decorum squad’”) has painted over a graffiti image of “Superpope” Francis, seemingly in record time. (Normally, the article said, offensive pieces of graffiti are permitted to remain for years).

    The National Catholic Reporter has noted that the graffiti mural, was dubbed "SuperPope". It was first spotted on Tuesday and is the work of Italian street artist Mauro Pallotta.

    It marked a new city record given the piece went up Monday night and most illegal urban “decorations” are ignored for years. Notice the illegal cafe’ sign that quickly filled the void…

    Superpope Francis at Triablogue
    The artist, Mauro Pallotta, said he saw the censure coming. He told the Italian newspaper La Stampa that “city decorum” officials had been circling “dangerously close” to his piece on Wednesday.

    “But the people’s reaction stopped them. There was a small revolution. They left, but they’ll be back,” he said. And right he was.

    Of course, we at Triablogue, interested at being at the cutting-edge of things, have repeatedly offered you the concept of “ Superpope”, with “Pope Francis” appearing with the famous “Superman” logo.

    An appropriate thought for “Super” Sunday.

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    From: Greg or e2/11/2014 12:54:39 AM
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    We'd like to help you son, 'cause you're too dumb to vote

    But first, show us your ID:

    NAACP Demands Photo ID For Attendees to Join Protest Against Photo ID Laws.
    There ain't no cure.
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    From: Greg or e2/27/2014 12:42:23 PM
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    ‘Academic Justice’: Inside the Abyss of the Academy

    "The academic world inhabited by the Korns of our world is a radically different kind of place. Views with which one disagrees are not to be refuted, but condemned, and their proponents demonized. The university exists not for the sake of acquiring and conveying truth and knowledge, but for the sake of “social justice”—i.e. a totalizing leftist ideology that is to be imposed, “by whichever means necessary,” upon both students and faculty alike."

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    From: Greg or e4/8/2014 3:30:37 AM
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    Inclusive, Safe, and Welcoming to All?

    What can one say when the new CEO of Mozilla is drummed out of his job by Mozilla's "community" for being a heretic when it’s discovered he gave $1,000 to the Prop 8 campaign?

    Mozilla said this: Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it. We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves. We didn’t act like you’d expect Mozilla to act. We didn’t move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started. We’re sorry. We must do better. Brendan Eich has chosen to step down from his role as CEO. He’s made this decision for Mozilla and our community. Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech. Equality is necessary for meaningful speech. And you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard. Our organizational culture reflects diversity and inclusiveness. We welcome contributions from everyone regardless of age, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender-identity, language, race, sexual orientation, geographical location and religious views. Mozilla supports equality for all. We have employees with a wide diversity of views. Our culture of openness extends to encouraging staff and community to share their beliefs and opinions in public. This is meant to distinguish Mozilla from most orgcommunity.

    And GLAAD said this: Mozilla’s strong anizations and hold us to a higher standard. But this time we failed to listen, to engage, and to be guided by our statement in favor of equality today reflects where corporate America is: inclusive, safe, and welcoming to all.

    The reason why their statements are so darkly and ironically amusing is that they reveal just how much language has been misused in the interest of PC enforcement (and by “PC,” let’s be honest—for the most part we’re talking about a set of political positions on one side only). “Inclusive, safe, and welcoming to all” means something in PC language that is none of those things, as this situation has made perfectly clear.

    “Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard.” I can understand Mozilla having trouble finding a way to make all their values, as they’ve stated them in the past, fit together. That’s what happens when you use words to promote yourself that don’t represent your actual values.

    It’s hard for Mozilla's community, because they like speech that supports their political views, and they like including people who agree with them, but they also like the way the nice words “free speech” and “inclusive” make people feel, so they like using those words to describe themselves. If they have to redefine the words to mean allowing, supporting, and including only particular political views, so what? Since they’re the good people, they get to use the beautiful words to describe themselves, whether the literal meanings of those terms apply or not.

    This is simply the misuse of pretty words to shame people into joining their side.

    If there’s one thing we ought to demand from Mozilla and GLAAD in this situation, it’s this: stop misusing language to make your views sound nice. If you want your company to stand for certain ideas, that’s perfectly fine; just use words in a meaningful fashion to express the actual ideas you stand for. Be honest about your values: the views you’re for and the views you reject, the people you’ll tolerate and the people you’ll require to fully recant their views or face the consequences. But let’s have no more of this “inclusive,” “tolerant,” “welcoming” nonsense. - See more at: str.typepad.com

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    From: Greg or e10/20/2014 12:40:35 PM
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    This Lesbian's Daughter Has Had Enough
    By Rivka Edelman
    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.

    [iframe name="aswift_1" width="300" height="250" id="aswift_1" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" vspace="0" hspace="0" allowfullscreen="true" style="left: 0px; top: 0px; position: absolute;" allowtransparency="true"][/iframe]
    Since my essay was published, there have been hundreds, maybe thousands, of posts calling me a liar or trying to shame, discredit, intimidate, and threaten me. Read this for details. People I do not know have gone directly after my family and my job. They have posted information, mis-information, accusations, and threats against me. A vicious abusive “activist” well-known for his unhinged misogynistic cyber-stalking and violent threats, Scott Rose, sent blast e-mails to the university where I teach, describing himself as a “human right activist and an investigative journalist.”

    Scott Rose has made threats of violence against Ryan T. Anderson, the editor who published my piece on October 2, 2014:


    "The only good anti-LGBT bigot is a dead anti-LGBT bigot."

    And menacing threats against me:



    As with other adults who have come forward to criticize their childhood with gay parents, I am framed as a bigot or a liar or in some other way “unreliable.” In this flip-flop, a children’s rights activist and feminist is called “anti-gay” and a “bigot.”

    Jeremy Hooper, Mr. Rose, and a gang of the allies who congregate and exchange information on Hooper’s blog, “Good As You,” are concerned about an amicus curiae brief I wrote in the Texas case regarding same-sex marriage (Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals). Along with three other adults who were raised by same-sex couples, I came forward to push back against the assertion that children have no disadvantages when raised by same-sex couples. Our arguments are not so easy to dismiss.

    On Jeremy Hooper’s blog, activists have dug through all my past to make it public. They have also discussed contacting my ex-husband to get him to lie about me for them.



    The Texas case is still pending. To date, the voices of adult children of the LBGT community have been stifled, but by some miracle four briefs were accepted in Texas against the objections of the pro-gay lobby side, which invoked procedural technicalities to try to get the four briefs thrown out. Three of the four amici curiae have published commentary on same-sex parenting here.

    Once “activists” connected my Public Discourse piece of October 2, to the Texas brief, they went full throttle. Jeremy Hooper, the blogger at Good as You, uses his blog as a platform to harass, bully, and silence with impunity. Hooper published comments from his readers and thereby shared our home address and my daughter’s private information. They contacted other family members looking for information. They are not picky; true or made up assertions work for them equally.

    To my ex husband, Rose wrote:

    We can conclude with reasonable certainty that significant details of her young life were left out of her brief[.]

    Mr. Rose wants my ex-husband to fill in the blanks. He was told never to contact my ex again. He has harassed me with the e-mail version of drunken dialing. And as the outrage against Mr. Hooper grows wider, he says he has no control over the comments. He says he never even met Rose. He cites law for polish. Hooper is careful and deliberate to say that sometimes he does not agree with Rose’s tactics.

    I do not believe Mr. Hooper. He indeed allows commenters to leave violent threats against me. Under Hooper’s editorial review, my work information, along with my child’s name and people’s addresses, circulated freely.

    Here Mr. Rose, human rights activist (is that a day job?), threatened my career with much bravado:

    She thought she was going to get away with demonizing gay people behind pseudonyms “Ryvka Edelman” … et cetera, but my message to the gay-bashing bigot is YOU’LL NEVER EAT LUNCH IN THIS TOWN AGAIN.

    She can forget that one.

    And now that editors and English Department Chairs know that [Rivka Edelman] is a vicious anti-LGBT bigot, they have more information for their publishing and hiring decisions.

    P.S. to Rivka – Rots a Ruck getting your work published in any non-religious, non-bigot publication, now that the world knows that [Rivka] is a malicious, lying, anti-LGBT bigot.

    The police have his name now.

    Perhaps they see us, the adult children of gay homes, as a threat, so we are attacked and our families threatened. They posted on Craigslist looking for information about me.



    Good God. Maybe I’m on Grindr, too.

    Next they deploy “activist” “Straight Grandmother.” She is the one who floats the idea of contacting my ex in the first place.

    She states in an e-mail to my ex-husband:

    ... Her Amicus Brief to our Federal Court Judges in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ... The only thing they have going is their personal narrative, which makes it very difficult to discredit ... how much if their personal narrative is made up just to further their Hate Agenda. The only way we have to discern the truth is to delve into their personal narrative.

    They savage, bully, and threaten adults who grew up with gay parents in order to force a false narrative of happiness on them. More Orwellian logic.

    Straight Grandmother goes on explaining the ins and outs:

    It invades people's personal privacy. But then on the other hand, they are the ones themselves who are offering up their personal lives as reasons to deny gays Civil Rights. See how this puts gay rights advocates between a rock and a hard place? They kind of force us to do something distasteful, but if we don't then their lies stand.

    They admit a pattern to invade people’s privacy – the new McCarthyism.

    SGM says:

    This is why I am contacting you and what I would like to know about XXXX, well specifically XXXX's mother ... if you are able to get an actual affirmation or rejection from the brother[.]

    Here they are looking for more family. I can’t help but feel that whatever organization pays these men should be investigated.

    The writer continues:

    I don't know if you will provide the true answer to my question or not. I hope you will. And actually you don't even have to respond to me. You can respond to Jeremy Hooper ( contact@GoodAsYou.org) with the truth. Jeremy WILL protect you, but if you are brave you could have the fact attributed to yourself.

    That promise to “protect” seems to confirm that Mr. Hooper knows this commenter and that they have planned to contact my ex-husband to get information.

    This e-mail ends:

    Remember Federal Judges are reading the Life Story of XXXX as told by her. Her story as written by her, may influence a Judges ruling.

    To cover himself Mr. Hooper says that some activists':



    Now that I have established the ins and outs of Jeremy Hooper’s blog, I can say I recognize these abusive behaviors as part of the culture I grew up in. Notice the lack of accountability, the deflections.

    We the adult children are currently in the process of getting our stories ready for publication. And as gay marriage becomes the law of the land, we have expectations moving forward. We demand that the HRC publically honor and acknowledge our experience and issue apologies in print and online for all the attacks against all of us. And rectify immediately all that we have suffered by activists connected to the HRC or GLAAD.

    This cautionary tale should travel far and wide: a family threatened, people’s privacy invaded, harassment, threats, bullying, unwanted contact, abusive mischaracterization, incurred financial hardship.

    These men may have revealed much more about themselves and the movement than they realize and damaged their credibility. I would not want to be Mr. Hooper or Rose when they realize that nobody will ever trust them again – no, not really, and not ever. They are like the writer who gets caught plagiarizing or a researcher who fakes results. There will always be “that” question in the back of people’s minds.

    Let’s make a name for these guys – the one they have earned. Send this on to others.

    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.

    Since my essay was published, there have been hundreds, maybe thousands, of posts calling me a liar or trying to shame, discredit, intimidate, and threaten me. Read this for details. People I do not know have gone directly after my family and my job. They have posted information, mis-information, accusations, and threats against me. A vicious abusive “activist” well-known for his unhinged misogynistic cyber-stalking and violent threats, Scott Rose, sent blast e-mails to the university where I teach, describing himself as a “human right activist and an investigative journalist.”

    Scott Rose has made threats of violence against Ryan T. Anderson, the editor who published my piece on October 2, 2014:


    "The only good anti-LGBT bigot is a dead anti-LGBT bigot."

    And menacing threats against me:



    As with other adults who have come forward to criticize their childhood with gay parents, I am framed as a bigot or a liar or in some other way “unreliable.” In this flip-flop, a children’s rights activist and feminist is called “anti-gay” and a “bigot.”

    [iframe name="aswift_3" width="300" height="250" id="aswift_3" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" vspace="0" hspace="0" allowfullscreen="true" style="left: 0px; top: 0px; position: absolute;" allowtransparency="true"][/iframe]
    Jeremy Hooper, Mr. Rose, and a gang of the allies who congregate and exchange information on Hooper’s blog, “Good As You,” are concerned about an amicus curiae brief I wrote in the Texas case regarding same-sex marriage (Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals). Along with three other adults who were raised by same-sex couples, I came forward to push back against the assertion that children have no disadvantages when raised by same-sex couples. Our arguments are not so easy to dismiss.

    On Jeremy Hooper’s blog, activists have dug through all my past to make it public. They have also discussed contacting my ex-husband to get him to lie about me for them.



    The Texas case is still pending. To date, the voices of adult children of the LBGT community have been stifled, but by some miracle four briefs were accepted in Texas against the objections of the pro-gay lobby side, which invoked procedural technicalities to try to get the four briefs thrown out. Three of the four amici curiae have published commentary on same-sex parenting here.

    Once “activists” connected my Public Discourse piece of October 2, to the Texas brief, they went full throttle. Jeremy Hooper, the blogger at Good as You, uses his blog as a platform to harass, bully, and silence with impunity. Hooper published comments from his readers and thereby shared our home address and my daughter’s private information. They contacted other family members looking for information. They are not picky; true or made up assertions work for them equally.

    To my ex husband, Rose wrote:

    We can conclude with reasonable certainty that significant details of her young life were left out of her brief[.]

    Mr. Rose wants my ex-husband to fill in the blanks. He was told never to contact my ex again. He has harassed me with the e-mail version of drunken dialing. And as the outrage against Mr. Hooper grows wider, he says he has no control over the comments. He says he never even met Rose. He cites law for polish. Hooper is careful and deliberate to say that sometimes he does not agree with Rose’s tactics.

    I do not believe Mr. Hooper. He indeed allows commenters to leave violent threats against me. Under Hooper’s editorial review, my work information, along with my child’s name and people’s addresses, circulated freely.

    Here Mr. Rose, human rights activist (is that a day job?), threatened my career with much bravado:

    She thought she was going to get away with demonizing gay people behind pseudonyms “Ryvka Edelman” … et cetera, but my message to the gay-bashing bigot is YOU’LL NEVER EAT LUNCH IN THIS TOWN AGAIN.

    She can forget that one.

    And now that editors and English Department Chairs know that [Rivka Edelman] is a vicious anti-LGBT bigot, they have more information for their publishing and hiring decisions.

    P.S. to Rivka – Rots a Ruck getting your work published in any non-religious, non-bigot publication, now that the world knows that [Rivka] is a malicious, lying, anti-LGBT bigot.

    The police have his name now.

    Perhaps they see us, the adult children of gay homes, as a threat, so we are attacked and our families threatened. They posted on Craigslist looking for information about me.



    Good God. Maybe I’m on Grindr, too.

    Next they deploy “activist” “Straight Grandmother.” She is the one who floats the idea of contacting my ex in the first place.

    She states in an e-mail to my ex-husband:

    ... Her Amicus Brief to our Federal Court Judges in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ... The only thing they have going is their personal narrative, which makes it very difficult to discredit ... how much if their personal narrative is made up just to further their Hate Agenda. The only way we have to discern the truth is to delve into their personal narrative.

    They savage, bully, and threaten adults who grew up with gay parents in order to force a false narrative of happiness on them. More Orwellian logic.

    Straight Grandmother goes on explaining the ins and outs:

    It invades people's personal privacy. But then on the other hand, they are the ones themselves who are offering up their personal lives as reasons to deny gays Civil Rights. See how this puts gay rights advocates between a rock and a hard place? They kind of force us to do something distasteful, but if we don't then their lies stand.

    They admit a pattern to invade people’s privacy – the new McCarthyism.

    SGM says:

    This is why I am contacting you and what I would like to know about XXXX, well specifically XXXX's mother ... if you are able to get an actual affirmation or rejection from the brother[.]

    Here they are looking for more family. I can’t help but feel that whatever organization pays these men should be investigated.

    The writer continues:

    I don't know if you will provide the true answer to my question or not. I hope you will. And actually you don't even have to respond to me. You can respond to Jeremy Hooper ( contact@GoodAsYou.org) with the truth. Jeremy WILL protect you, but if you are brave you could have the fact attributed to yourself.

    That promise to “protect” seems to confirm that Mr. Hooper knows this commenter and that they have planned to contact my ex-husband to get information.

    This e-mail ends:

    Remember Federal Judges are reading the Life Story of XXXX as told by her. Her story as written by her, may influence a Judges ruling.

    To cover himself Mr. Hooper says that some activists':



    Now that I have established the ins and outs of Jeremy Hooper’s blog, I can say I recognize these abusive behaviors as part of the culture I grew up in. Notice the lack of accountability, the deflections.

    We the adult children are currently in the process of getting our stories ready for publication. And as gay marriage becomes the law of the land, we have expectations moving forward. We demand that the HRC publically honor and acknowledge our experience and issue apologies in print and online for all the attacks against all of us. And rectify immediately all that we have suffered by activists connected to the HRC or GLAAD.

    This cautionary tale should travel far and wide: a family threatened, people’s privacy invaded, harassment, threats, bullying, unwanted contact, abusive mischaracterization, incurred financial hardship.

    These men may have revealed much more about themselves and the movement than they realize and damaged their credibility. I would not want to be Mr. Hooper or Rose when they realize that nobody will ever trust them again – no, not really, and not ever. They are like the writer who gets caught plagiarizing or a researcher who fakes results. There will always be “that” question in the back of people’s minds.

    Let’s make a name for these guys – the one they have earned. Send this on to others.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/10/this_lesbians_daughter_has_had_enough.html#ixzz3Ghi0E8vx
    Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook

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    From: Greg or e11/13/2014 1:19:40 PM
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    You’re Christian? You need to get treated for that.

    Jonathon van Maren Follow Jonathon
    A year ago at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Australia, I watched with interest as Christian commentator Peter Hitchens debated with a panel of people dedicated to the Sexual Revolution—radical feminist Germaine Greer, journalist Hanna Rosin, and the popular and much-published pervert Dan Savage.

    As the token conservative on the panel, Peter Hitchens was constantly forced to defend the most basic civilizational concepts, from the value of marriage to how we treat our children. But one exchange with Dan Savage really stood out to me. That was when Savage responded to Hitchens by accusing him of being “paranoid and projecting.”

    Christianity, apparently, is nothing more than something one needs to go to rehabilitation for, a mental disorder requiring extensive detoxification. Which is precisely why courts are increasingly trying to send those who dissent from the New Moral Order of the Sexual Revolution to rehabilitation and mandatory diversity training.

    Hitchens interrupted angrily: “This is the intolerance! Because I hold an opinion different from his, he has suddenly become a qualified pyscho-analyst who can tell me that my opinions are opinions which I am entitled to hold, but are a pathology—and this is the absolute seedbed of totalitarianism. When you start believing that the opinion of others are a pathology, then you are in the beginning of the stage that leads to the secret police and the gulag. You cannot imagine that anybody else is entitled to hold a view different from yours without believing that he has some personal defect.”

    Or as the late great William F. Buckley said, “Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to find out that there are other views.”

    When Buckley made his witty comment, our culture was still in many ways oriented by residual Christian values. The anger of Peter Hitchens, however, is well-warranted today, as atheist clean-up crews and totalitarian progressives try their very best to root out every cultural symbol with any marginal connection to Christianity. While the Australian crowd laughed loudly at the suggestion that Christian beliefs might be suppressed (how quickly we forget history!) and Dan Savage protested loudly that he was, in fact, tolerant, a brief scan of left-wing news prove that Hitchens’ fears are far from paranoid.

    Just a couple days ago, The Daily Beast ran an article titled “ Why Are Millenials Unfriending Organized Religion?” It turns out that physicist Lawrence Krauss, a close friend of late atheist polemicist Christopher Hitchens, had recently mused that our culture could be on the verge of extinguishing religion:

    “Change is always one generation away,” he told the audience, referencing the rapid cultural shifts on gay marriage and slavery, “so if we can plant the seeds of doubt in our children, religion will go away in a generation, or at least largely go away. And that’s what I think we have an obligation to do.”

    The author of The Daily Beast article notes that people do seem to have a psychological predisposition to religious belief, but just the same, the “bigoted” views of certain religious factions, such as those who oppose gay marriage, can be eliminated much more successfully. In other words, he says tolerantly, we don’t need to get rid of religion entirely, just gut it substantially.

    Salon has also weighed in, declaring that “Duck Dynasty bigotry still has an audience—but not for long.” Atheism is no longer the end of a long road of self-doubt, the author crowed, but rather just the beginning—and atheists are even using religious traditions so they can still feel like life has meaning and enjoy paid holidays! Not only are atheists plundering religious traditions for activities that don’t include behavior modification or self-control, but Salon also notes that “Biblical sexuality is getting binned—finally.” This, apparently, is a good thing—regardless of the disease-ridden and corpse-carpeted mountain of evidence that the Sexual Revolution has been a colossal failure.

    And then there’s this:

    Recovering believers are reclaiming their lives. Most atheists and agnostics are former believers, which means that many carry old psychological baggage from childhood beliefs or some post-childhood cycle of conversion and deconversion. While many former believers slip out of religion unscathed, some do not, and believers in recovery now have a name: reclaimers. A small but growing number of cognitive scientists are exploring the relationship between religion and mental illnesses like depression, anxiety disorders and panic.

    Christianity, apparently, is nothing more than something one needs to go to rehabilitation for, a mental disorder requiring extensive detoxification. It is a virus that requires treatment and recovery, rather than a set of beliefs rooted in Truth. Which is precisely why courts are increasingly trying to send those who dissent from the New Moral Order of the Sexual Revolution to rehabilitation and mandatory diversity training. Across Europe and North America, re-education camps (which our public school system and universities often qualify as) and classes are increasingly the government’s solution to the problem of the primitive Christians still in their midst, clinging to their antiquated beliefs with conviction that seems hard to shake.

    I was chatting with one of my lawyer friends the other day, and he noted that one of the reasons our culture has shifted so dramatically is that the Left has been willing to fight like demons for every bloody inch of scorched territory, to suppress every mention of the name “God,” to create every newfound sexual right out of thin air, to purge all mention of our Christian heritage from the schools. Christians, on the other hand, have been far more eager to placate, to acquiesce, and to simply get back to the business of working and raising their families. And so, inch by inch, the Sexual Revolutionaries have backed us up into our churches and our Christian schools and our homes. And they are already trying to find ways to force their new “values” on us there as well.

    Because if Christianity is in their eyes a pathology, a mental disorder, a temporary insanity, then there can be no religious freedom. They will not be satisfied as long as religious institutions teach and adhere to Christian beliefs, while churches that cling to orthodoxy still preach timeless truths, and while parents still teach their children that the Sexual Revolution was a bloody, horrific mess. So they will try, as they already are, to push harder and longer.

    And we are going to have to push back.

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