World's Most Outrageous

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    Apr 24, 2007 3:26 AM GMT
    From WTOL-TV, Toledo, OH


    TOLEDO -- Merrill Keiser, Jr., is a trucker by trade, and he's hoping his next journey takes him all the way to Washington. His goal is a seat in the US Senate, but first he has to make it through the primary that will determine which Ohio Democrat will be the November ballot.

    The Fremont man is causing some controversy with one of his beliefs. He tells News 11 homosexuality should be a felony, punishable by death. "Just like we have laws against murder, we have laws against stealing, we have laws against taking drugs -- we should have laws against immoral conduct," Keiser says.

    Keiser has no political background. He says the only reason he's running as a Democrat is because that's how he was registered the last time he voted.

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    Apr 24, 2007 3:30 AM GMT
    GAY RIGHTS LEAD TO "OBESITY", May 28, 2004

    By Peter Moore, Newscenter, London Bureau

    London—A high ranking Conservative member of the House of Lords says that the push for civil rights by gays is leading to a nation of obese people. Lord Tebbit then compared same-sex marriage to the promotion of buggery.

    Tebbit, the former chair of the Tory party and its current Whip in the Lords, was debating the growing problem of obesity with a member of the governing Labor party on a British radio program.

    He suggested Labor’s “promotion of buggery” was “intimately connected” to the increasing number of overweight people.

    “Families now so seldom eat together. They don’t prepare meals properly. Wives are pressurized into thinking they ought to go out to work instead of looking after their children. And it is the breakdown of family that is at the root of it.”
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    Apr 24, 2007 3:29 PM GMT
    I'm going to quote Gloria Steinem talking about Phyllis Schafly and Ann Coulter on this one:

    "I couldn't dream up better enemies."
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    Apr 24, 2007 5:13 PM GMT
    I'll add a crazy news story:

    A Muslim immigrant in Australia organized the assault and rape of dozens of Austrlian women over several months. His gang chose native white women who wore scantilly clad dress. He was caught and sentenced to 55 years in jail.

    Leading Australian feminist Germaine Greer called the sentence "overly wrought" and "reeks of racism." She even went so far as to say that the Autralian women had it coming to them for dressing in a manner that Muslim men find offensive.

    This is a direct throwback to the 1970s when mysoginists said that women shouldn't wear mini skirts because they are asking to be raped. At that time, feminists, including Greer, denounced such attitudes as sexist. Today, however, with the onslaught of self loathing, multicultural fanaticism, feminists like Greer are now blaming the victim.

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    Apr 24, 2007 5:34 PM GMT
    "Larson: Then she should be killed?

    Keiser: She’s not being killed.

    Larson: If her life is no longer existing then she is being killed.

    Keiser: Well, how else are you going to do it?

    Larson: So you are saying Mary Cheney …So you are saying Mary Cheney should be killed for being a homosexual.

    Keiser: Why don’t we….What’s wrong with drugs?"

    I'm glad the maniac targeted Cheney's daughter, that way it might even soften Cheney's policies and force him to question his own beliefs. WHY IS AMERICA SO BEHIND? Its infuriating.
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    Apr 24, 2007 5:38 PM GMT
    It's also horrible that the man wasn't punished for his statements. Imagine the people that may have acted upon what he said. Ignorance is bliss and the whole Media is on an Opium high. Does anyone know anymore about Keiser?
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    Apr 24, 2007 10:38 PM GMT
    By Philip Pullella
    Mon Apr 23, 2:43 PM ET

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican's second-highest ranking doctrinal official on Monday forcefully branded homosexual marriage an evil and denounced abortion and euthanasia as forms of "terrorism with a human face."
    The attack by Archbishop Angelo Amato, secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was the latest in a string of speeches made by either Pope Benedict or other Vatican officials as Italy considers giving more rights to gays.
    In an address to chaplains, Amato said newspapers and television bulletins often seemed like "a perverse film about evil." He denounced "evils that remain almost invisible" because the media presented them as "expression of human progress."
    He listed these as abortion clinics, which he called "slaughterhouses of human beings," euthanasia, and "parliaments of so-called civilized nations where laws contrary to the nature of the human being are being promulgated, such as the approval of marriage between people of the same sex ..."
    Amato spoke at a time when the Vatican and Italy's powerful Roman Catholic Church are at loggerheads over plans for a highly controversial law that would give unmarried heterosexual and homosexual couples some form of legal recognition.
    The Church and Catholic politicians, even some in Prime Minister Romano Prodi's centre-left coalition, see the proposed law as a Trojan Horse and say it could lead to gay marriages.
    Amato, who is said to be very close to Pope Benedict, criticized the media's coverage of ethical issues.
    After denouncing "abominable terrorism" such as that carried out by suicide bombers, he condemned what he called "terrorism with a human face," and accused the media of manipulating language "to hide the tragic reality of the facts."
    "For example, abortion is called 'voluntary interruption of pregnancy' and not the killing of a defenseless human being, an abortion clinic is given a harmless, even attractive, name: 'centre for reproductive health' and euthanasia is blandly called 'death with dignity'," he said in his address.
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    Apr 24, 2007 10:43 PM GMT

    Mon Apr 23, 6:08 PM ET

    The column in the student newspaper seemed innocent enough, advocating tolerance for people "different than you."
    But since sophomore Megan Chase's words appeared Jan. 19 in The Tomahawk, the newspaper at Woodlan Junior-Senior High School, her newspaper adviser has been suspended and is fighting for her job, and charges of censorship and First Amendment violations are clouding this conservative northeastern Indiana community.
    At issue is whether Chase's opinion column advocating tolerance of homosexuals was suitable for a student newspaper distributed to students in grades seven through 12 and whether newspaper adviser Amy Sorrell followed protocol in allowing the column to be printed.
    Media advocates say the debate in Woodburn, Ind., has deeper ramifications.
    "This is a real threat to quality student journalism if an adviser can be removed for not having censored a perfectly legitimate story that there was no legal reason why it shouldn't have been published," said Mark Goodman, executive director of the Student Press Law Center in Arlington, Va.
    School officials in this community of 1,600 residents, 10 miles east of Fort Wayne, say the issue isn't First Amendment rights but a teacher's failure to live up to her responsibilities. They contend Sorrell should have alerted Principal Ed Yoder to the article because of the sensitivity of the material.
    "The way we view it is, the broad topic of homosexuality is a sensitive enough issue in our society that the principal deserves to know that it's something the newspaper is going to write about," said Andy Melin, assistant superintendent of secondary education and technology.
    Melin said Yoder would have allowed the article to be printed but likely would have suggested some changes.
    Sorrell has been placed on administrative leave and the school district has recommended she be fired. A public hearing is scheduled April 28, and the school board expects to vote May 1.
    Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, argued that students have access to much more mature material in the school library and on the Internet.
    "Advocating tolerance is controversial?" she said.
    Chase's column, which she wrote after a friend told her he was gay, said society teaches that "it is only acceptable for a boy and a girl to be together," which makes declaring one's sexual orientation difficult.
    "I can only imagine how hard it would be to come out as homosexual in today's society," she wrote. "I think it is so wrong to look down on those people, or to make fun of them, just because they have a different sexuality than you. There is nothing wrong with them or their brain; they're just different than you."
    She said she was surprised by school officials' reaction.
    "I didn't think it was any big deal," Chase said of the column.
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    Apr 24, 2007 10:44 PM GMT
    The above was off the AP Newswire as of Monday, 23 April...
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    Apr 24, 2007 11:14 PM GMT

    Behind what? Didn't you read the other stories? Wake up. You're the epitome of the ugly American. There is a world out there other than the US. And shit even happens in it. Use the Internet for more than downloading porn. You'll learn that gay people seek refuge in the US, even from places like Brazil and Russia. You are too young to understand your own ignorance.
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    Apr 24, 2007 11:27 PM GMT
    So much for the city of tolerance!

    Gay-Themed TV Ad Deemed “Too Controversial” by Cable TV Operator

    April 18, 2007

    Boy Butter ad to air in U.S. cities, but no in San Francisco

    CALABASAS, CA - The makers of "Boy Butter," a popular personal lubricant, were a little nervous about launching their first television advertising campaign, so they chose markets with a high gay (and presumably Gay-friendly) population. They got the OK from every city -- except San Francisco!

    "The agents from Comcast in San Francisco declined to air our 'You Won't Believe It's Not Boy Butter' spot because it was deemed to controversial," says Boy Butter creator Eyal Feldman.

    The 30 second ad spoofs an iconic campaign from the early 90's, featuring only the hands of two men and a voice-over of playful banter tinged with mild sexual innuendo. One hand applies the Boy Butter as both men exchange a knowing giggle.

    The commercial will air on mainstream cable networks like Bravo, Oxygen, E! and Logo in all the cities the brand markets in, except San Fancisco. Baltimore, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York, Dallas, Atlanta and Los Angeles will all be airing the commercial.

    "This will be the first gay personal lubricant commercial on TV,"says Feldman.

    But the rejection in the world capitol of Gay culture shocked the team at Gay-owned and operated Boy Butter. "Another Gay milestone is happening and it is such a shame that San Francisco of all places will miss out on the fun. It smacks of anti-gay bias and makes me feel like fighting for truth, justice, and personal lubrication!" exclaimed Feldman.
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    Apr 24, 2007 11:32 PM GMT
    I'd be quite keen to know more about that Australian news story cutejockmasc - I'm not doubting it's truthfulness, but we normally get blasted with Aussie news here and that story would have sent shockwaves (especially seeing as we're much further left politically in this country - or "liberal" to use an American term).

    Germaine Greer blaming the victim is huge. I'd also be curious to know what Australian news source would use a term like "white native", as would quite a few New Zealanders.
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    Apr 24, 2007 11:37 PM GMT

    It's sickening how "liberals" have given up their ideals for the sake of self destruction.
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    Apr 24, 2007 11:43 PM GMT
    What has this:

    So much for the city of tolerance!Gay-Themed TV Ad Deemed “Too Controversial” by Cable TV Operator.."

    Got to do with the City of San Francisco? I don't follow that at all. This was COMCAST, a national cable provider, who made this decision. What has this to do with whether or not the City of San Francisco, or the people that live here, or in the Area are "gay-tolerant" or not?
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    Apr 24, 2007 11:58 PM GMT
    Oh yes, I remember this case. I was pretty sure this is what you were talking about, but wanted to confirm. Quite a well referenced blog article you cited - I read the linked articles too. Although I don't care much for opinion pieces (the article).

    I think when looking at the criticism of the length of the jail sentencing, you have to keep in mind that *murder* in this part of the world usually earns"life with 20 year no parole term" (ie., 20 year jail term). Which is of course disgusting. So, relatively, 55 years for rape is huge.

    Personally, I think 55 years for what those guys did is deserved, and the cultural background defence is as much crap as discrimination on religious/ethnic background.
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    Apr 25, 2007 12:08 AM GMT
    fastprof, tongue in cheek, tonuge in cheek
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    Apr 25, 2007 12:20 AM GMT
    AllamericanTX: What does wives not staying home have to do with gay marriage
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    Apr 25, 2007 2:37 AM GMT
    cutemascjock...if you read your posts above, and be objective, how can anyone distinguish the tongue-in-cheek comments from premptive nuclear strikes? Seriously. You seem to have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.
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    Apr 25, 2007 3:25 PM GMT

    The article was saying that (and this is why it is so stupid) the breakdown of the 'family unit' and having regular meal times, etc is why people in England are becoming obese.

    It is alledging that 'homos' don't have a regular 'family unit' and therefore, eating, mealtimes, etc are all erratic...whatever.

    The point, guy, is that people will blame everything in society that goes wrong on someone else, in this case, obesity is cause there is less 'family' are more people are becoming 'homo'.

    If you dont' follow the logic, that IS the point. Scapegoats. People don't take responsibility for themselves and find someone else to pin it on.

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    Apr 25, 2007 3:46 PM GMT
    as in: "Who, me? The Voter? Make a mistake? How dare you!!!"
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    Apr 26, 2007 4:23 AM GMT
    cutejockmasc - you got part of the Muslim story right - and it is good to bring these kinds of incidents to others' attention...

    but i must correct a few factual errors - the rape involved only a small number of women - one or two - and not dozens as you suggest ..and the 55 year imprisonment was excessive given more horrendous rapes have occurred and not incurred such a penalty...and i believe that penalties for rape need to be very harsh

    recently a group of young caucasian aussies sexually assaulted (and filmed the incidents for distribution) a young mentally-inpaired woman - it was an equally horrendous situation... it will be interesting to see the length of sentences this group gets...

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    Apr 27, 2007 4:19 AM GMT
    Guys, these are incredibly gross and sick photos - only look at this if you can stomach it. Being killed for being gay. The link is below. When you get to the site, just scroll down the front page.

    Just like the article I posted at the beginning of this blog regarding the trucker who wanted to run for office with the idea that killing homos was a justifiable notion. It sounds far-fetched, but in some parts of the world, it is happening.
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    May 02, 2007 9:38 AM GMT
    Thanks OzMuscle glad you corrected that story.

    Cutejockmasc, I know your attempting, in each case where you reply in a forum, to show the other side of the coin. But you worry me.

    Balancing an argument means accepting that there are two or more sides, and that no one individual or group has all the answers or indeed may not be more "right" than other.

    Freedom and Liberty (much over-utilised words) give everyone the right to an opinion and in that I respect your right to your opinions, but please try to show true balance in your responses.

    Not everything Muslim is bad, or good. Not everyone Muslim is bad and yet your responses don't show this. Most of your examples - no matter what the subject of the forum - seem to find their way back to the Muslim world.

    As gay people we of all people should show the example of tolerance.

    Now the proviso, I have no intention of entering a personal argument, and I make no judgement about you personally on the basis of your responses here. I AIN"T PERFECT nor do I have all the answers. I have hit the delete button on this response several times. Finally like everyone it my opinion or impression.
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    May 03, 2007 9:48 PM GMT
    AllTX great website. Not only is it sad but it is sadder when you see what america has and still is doing. Yes the land of the free is one of the worst.
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    May 03, 2007 10:13 PM GMT
    House Passes Gay Hate Bill, White House Threatens Veto
    by Newscenter Staff

    Posted: May 3, 2007 - 2:07 pm ET

    (Washington) The House of Representatives passed the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act Thursday, just hours after the White House said aides would recommend President Bush veto the measure.

    The House voted 237 to 180. A parallel bill is working its way through the Senate.

    The Shepard Act, also called the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, would allow the Department of Justice to assist local authorities in investigating and prosecuting cases in which violence occurs against people based on their sexuality.

    Federal hate crime legislation already covers people on the basis of race and religion.

    Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) - the only openly gay man in the House - presided over the chamber as the final vote was taken.

    "Today, we paid a sad but fitting tribute to victims of hate crimes like James Byrd, Matthew Shepherd and Michael Sandy," said Rep. Nadler (D-NY).

    "No American should be threatened with violence because of who they are. Hate crimes attack not only the individual victim, but they send a violent message to an entire group of people. This hate crimes legislation takes critical steps to address violent bigotry and vicious acts of hatred. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to swiftly act to protect all Americans."

    FBI statistics show that one in six hate crimes is motivated by the victim’s sexual orientation.

    This is a historic day that moves all Americans closer to safety from the scourge of hate violence,” said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese in a statement following the vote.

    "Today, legislators sided with the 73 percent of the American people who support the expansion of hate crimes laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity."

    But as the House was preparing to vote the White House issued a statement saying that if the measure passed both houses and goes to the President, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto it. (story)

    A statement from the Executive Office of the President said: "The Administration favors strong criminal penalties for violent crime, including crime based on personal characteristics, such as race, color, religion, or national origin.

    "However, the Administration believes that H.R. 1592 is unnecessary and constitutionally questionable."

    The White House statement said that state and local criminal laws already provide penalties for the crimes defined by the bill and "there has been no persuasive demonstration of any need to federalize such a potentially large range of violent crime enforcement."

    The veto threat was immediately denounced by gay Democrats.

    "By issuing a premature veto threat, President Bush fails to understand that he is not the sole decider regarding the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act," said Jo Wyrick, NSD Executive Director.

    "Once again, the majority of American oppose the position of the President, and that is why we are urging the Senate Leadership to quickly move on this important legislation. We need Senate Democrats to step up before President Bush can step down."

    The statement came on the heels of intense lobbying by social conservatives for Bush to issue statement condemning the bill.

    The American Family Association sent an alert to thousands of its members calling on them to email and phone the White House to call for a veto. (story)

    "The Hate Crimes Act criminalizes a vast array of state and local acts and threatens religious leaders with criminal prosecution for their thoughts, beliefs, and statements," AFA claims - something supporters of the bill and LGBT civil rights groups dispute.

    Concerned Women for America also is calling for a veto.

    In a letter to the President the group says "there is no evidence to suggest that homosexuals or cross-dressers do not receive equal protection under the law."

    A hate crime bill passed the House in the last Congress but was dropped in the then Republican-controlled Senate last year.

    The legislation has the support of LGBT civil rights groups and has been endorsed by more than 210 law enforcement, civil rights, civic and religious organizations, including: the National Sheriffs' Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, U.S. Conference of Mayors, and the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association.

    For the first time, the ACLU fully supported hate crimes legislation.

    In the past, the organization said it has not been able to support hate crime bills because they were written in a way that threatened constitutionally protected speech. But the legislation introduced by Representative John Conyers (D-MI) showed that it is possible to protect targets of hate crimes without jeopardizing free speech or association rights, the ACLU said in a statement.

    "Prosecuting violent hate crimes is critically important. This bill will also p