You don’t want to miss this Caption Contest!

This is the 103rd world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic.

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About the pic: Greenies protest a proposed wildfire-prevention tree-clearing program by stripping naked and hugging eucalyptus trees on the U.C. Berkeley campus, July 18, 2015. See “Berkeley tree-huggers go naked“.

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box), not via email or on Facebook.
  • The winner of the Caption Contest will get a gorgeous Award Certificate of Excellence and a year’s free subscription to FOTM! :D
  • FOTM writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by FOTM writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

Eucalyptus trees: “Aack! Yuck! Eww! We need a shower!”

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015.

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, click here.

Seen any pics that you think will make good fodder for our caption contests? Send it to us at:

fellowshipminds@gmail.com

Thank you!

~Éowyn

Canceled by TLC, Duggars beg fans for cash

I don’t have cable TV and have never watched the 19 Kids And Counting reality show of the Duggars, a family of devout Christians (Independent Baptists) who frequently discussed values of purity, modesty, and faith in God. But I know about them.

This is for Duggar fans.

The Duggars

Radar Online reports, July 28, 2015, that “Thanks to their former lucrative TLC contracts, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are reportedly millionaires.”

In May, however, the family’s vocally-Christian image took a hit when a leaked police report revealed that son of Jim and Michelle and father of four Josh, 27, had been accused of molesting five minor females, including at least two of his sisters, when he was a teen in 2002 and 2003.

Two months later, TLC officially cancelled the moneymaking TV show— leaving the family without their main source of income.

Now the Duggars are begging fans for financial support. On their official YouTube page, Duggar Studios, the family is asking for donations so the kids can create “fresh quality content” on their video site — “Every contribution is helpful, big or small.”

Duggars

But Radar Online maintains the videos, featuring the children playing basketball and going to the dentist, don’t seem to require much of a budget. Also, video clips are only uploaded to the account once every few months.

Daughter Jill, 23, and husband Deryck Dillard, 26, recently were criticized for asking fans for financial donations for their first long-term mission trip— but refused to divulge details on how the money would be spent.

19 Kids And Counting (and its former incarnations 17 Kids and Counting and 18 Kids and Counting) aired on the cable channel TLC for 7 years. The show was TLC’s most popular, averaging 2.3 million viewers per new episode in Season 10, and scoring in the Nielsen “Cable Top 25″.

People magazine says TLC paid the Duggars $25,000 to $45,000 per episode and that the family made $25 million a year from TLC, endorsements, speaking engagements and book deals. According to an entry in Wikipedia that cited various sources, in addition to the income from their reality show, the Duggars also have income from rental proceeds of commercial properties they own. 

And yet they’re trawling fans for donations!

~Éowyn

Did Pope Francis really say the Koran and Bible are the same?

FOTM readers know that I, a Catholic, am no fan of Pope Francis, formerly known as Jorge Bergoglio.

I am especially critical of his call for a supra-national global authority to combat the alleged man-made global warming climate change, and his advocacy of wealth redistribution by individual governments and on a global level by the same climate-change “global authority”. Both are a recipé for political tyranny and a violation of God’s gift to us of free will. See:

The Advocate's Pope Francis cover

Notwithstanding my misgivings about Pope Francis, I loath lies and deception even more.

You may have received an email claiming that Pope Francis said the Koran and the Bible are the same. The source of that is an article, “Pope Francis to Followers: ‘Koran and Holy Bible Are The Same’,” on the website washingtonpost.com.co.

The article begins with this:

On Monday the Bishop Of Rome addressed Catholic followers regarding the dire importance of exhibiting religious tolerance. During his hour-long speech, a smiling Pope Francis was quoted telling the Vatican’s guests that the Koran, and the spiritual teachings contained therein, are just as valid as the Holy Bible.

“Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Jehovah, Allah. These are all names employed to describe an entity that is distinctly the same across the world. For centuries, blood has been needlessly shed because of the desire to segregate our faiths. This, however, should be the very concept which unites us as people, as nations, and as a world bound by faith. Together, we can bring about an unprecedented age of peace, all we need to achieve such a state is respect each others beliefs, for we are all children of God regardless of the name we choose to address him by. We can accomplish miraculous things in the world by merging our faiths, and the time for such a movement is now. No longer shall we slaughter our neighbors over differences in reference to their God.”

The pontiff drew harsh criticisms in December after photos of the 78-year-old Catholic leader was released depicting Pope Francis kissing a Koran. The Muslim Holy Book was given to Francis during a meeting with Muslim leaders after a lengthy Muslim prayer held at the Vatican.

Like many, I too thought washingtonpost.com.co is the website of The Washington Post newspaper. But I increasingly became perplexed because:

  1. The article is undated and has no author.
  2. The article contains an obvious gross mistake — that “St. John Paul II has courted several controversies since being elected as Pope Benedicto XVI’s replacement in 2013.” It was Bergoglio who succeeded Pope Benedict XVI; the latter had succeeded Pope (and now Saint) John Paul II.
  3. Still thinking the website was The Washington Post, I attempted to leave a comment, but saw that one must first “log in.” But the site provides no way for a reader to log in.
  4. The website also provides no way for a reader to contact them.

Then I clicked “Home” and was brought to a page with the latest news, including such headlines as:

That was when I realized washingtonpost.com.co is a fake news site, like The Onion and its imitators — lesser-known but equally fraudulent and downright evil websites, such as World News Daily Report and Washington Weekly News.

Here is the entirety of what Pope Francis actually said on March 20 2013, when he received several dozen representatives of the various Christian Churches and of the Jewish and Muslim faiths, who had attended the pope’s inauguration. From Vatican Radio:

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

First of all, heartfelt thanks for what my Brother Andrew told us. Thank you so much! Thank you so much!

It is a source of particular joy to meet you today, delegates of the Orthodox Churches, the Oriental Orthodox Churches and Ecclesial Communities of the West. Thank you for wanting to take part in the celebration that marked the beginning of my ministry as Bishop of Rome and Successor of Peter.

Yesterday morning, during the Mass, through you , I recognized the communities you represent. In this manifestation of faith, I had the feeling of taking part in an even more urgent fashion the prayer for the unity of all believers in Christ, and together to see somehow prefigured the full realization of full unity which depends on God’s plan and on our own loyal collaboration.

I begin my Apostolic Ministry in this year during which my venerable Predecessor, Benedict XVI, with true inspiration, proclaimed the Year of Faith for the Catholic Church. With this initiative, that I wish to continue and which I hope will be an inspiration for every one’s journey of faith, he wished to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, thus proposing a sort of pilgrimage towards what for every Christian represents the essential: the personal and transforming relationship with Jesus Christ, Son of God, who died and rose for our salvation. This effort to proclaim this eternal treasure of faith to the people of our time, lies at the heart of the Council’s message.

Together with you I cannot forget how much the council has meaning for the ecumenical journey. I like to remember the words that Blessed John XXIII, of whom we will soon mark 50 years since his death, when he gave his memorable inauguration speech: “The Catholic Church therefore considers it her duty to work actively so that there may be fulfilled the great mystery of that unity, which Christ Jesus invoked with fervent prayer from His heavenly Father on the eve of His sacrifice. She rejoices in peace, knowing well that she is intimately associated with that prayer “.

Yes, dear brothers and sisters in Christ, let us all be intimately united to our Saviour’s prayer at the Last Supper, to his invocation: ut unum sint. We call merciful Father to be able to fully live the faith that we have received as a gift on the day of our Baptism, and to be able to it free, joyful and courageous testimony. The more we are faithful to his will, in thoughts, in words and in deeds, the more we will truly and substantially walk towards unity.
For my part, I wish to assure, in the wake of my predecessors, the firm wish to continue on the path of ecumenical dialogue, and I thank you, the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, for the help it continues to offer in my name, for this noble cause. I ask you, dear brothers and sisters, to bring my cordial greetings to the Churches and Christian communities who are represented here. And I ask you for a special prayer for me so that I can be a pastor according to the heart of Christ.

And now I turn to you, distinguished representatives of the Jewish people, to whom we are bound by a very special spiritual bond, from the moment that, as the Second Vatican Council said, “thus the Church of Christ acknowledges that according to God’s saving design, the beginnings of her faith and her election are found already among the Patriarchs, Moses and the prophets”.(Decree Nostra Aetate, 4). I thank you for your presence and trust that with the help of the Almighty, we can continue that fruitful fraternal dialogue that the Council wished for. And that it is actually achieved, bringing many fruits, especially during the last decades .

I greet and thank cordially all of you, dear friends belonging to other religious traditions; firstly the Muslims, who worship the one living and merciful God, and call upon Him in prayer. I really appreciate your presence, and in it I see a tangible sign of the wish to grow in recipricol trust and in cooperation for the common good of humanity.

The Catholic Church is aware of the importance of the promotion of friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions – this I wish to repeat this: the promotion of friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions – this is attested evident also in the valuable work undertaken by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. The Church is equally aware of the responsibility that each of us bring towards our world, abd to the whole of creation, that we must love and protect. And we can do a lot for the good of the less fortunate, for those who are weak and suffering, to promote justice, to promote reconciliation, to build peace.. But above all, we must keep alive in our world the thirst for the absolute, and must not allow the vision of the human person with a single dimension to prevail, according to which man is reduced to what he produces and to what he consumes: this is one most dangerous threats of our times.

We know how much violence has been provoked in recent history by the attempt to eliminate God and the divine from the horizon of humanity, and we feel the need to witness in our societies the original openness to transcendence that is inherent in the human heart. In this we feel the closeness also of those men and women who, while not belonging to any religious tradition, feel, however the need to search for the truth, the goodness and the beauty of God, and who are our precious allies in efforts to defend the dignity of man, in the building of a peaceful coexistence between peoples and in the careful protection of creation.

Dear friends, thank you for your presence. To all, I offer my cordial and fraternal greetings.

I read the above speech three times. No where did Pope Francis mention the Koran. No where did he equate the Bible with the Koran. No where did he say Jesus and Allah are the same deity. Nor did Pope Francis kiss the Koran.

Note: Francis did meet Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Pentecost Sunday, June 8, 2014. As explained by Fr. Dwight Longnecker, the three men prayed in chronological order in the Vatican Gardens, not in a Catholic Church: first a Jewish rabbi, then the Christians, then a Muslim imam led a service. This was not a large, public, global interfaith act of worship. After the prayers, the three leaders planted an olive tree for peace.

In other words, everything that the fake news site washingtonpost.com.co said is untrue.

And yet, because people think the site is that of The Washington Post, they not only swallowed the fake story, some are using that as evidence that Pope Francis is the Anti-Christ who will forge a one world religion from the union of Christianity with Islam. See here.

I wrote a letter to The Washington Post, asking the paper why they aren’t doing anything about the fake washingpost.com.co that is trafficking on — and despoiling — the reputation of the real Washington Post. If you want to send a letter as well, click here.

~Éowyn

Monday Funny: The faith healers

When I heard Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were guest preachers at a nearby black Houston church, I decided to check them out in person and see what it was all about.

I sat down and Sharpton came up to me. I don’t know why, maybe it was because I was the only white person in the church. He laid his hands on my hand and loudly proclaimed: “By the will of Jesus the Lord Almighty, and the will of God, you will walk today!”

I told him I was not paralyzed.

Then Jesse Jackson came by and thundered: “By the Grace of God, and his Son Jesus, you will walk today!”

Again, I told him there is nothing wrong with me.

After the sermon, I stepped outside and, Lo and Behold, I did walk that day!

My car had been stolen.

H/t FOTM’s maziel

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~Éowyn

Heartbreaking: Immigrants object to growing use of ankle monitors after detention

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LA Times: The Honduran woman and her 11-year-old son were just preparing to leave the detention center in remote Karnes City, Texas, and rejoin family in Chicago, when officials sprang a surprise on her.

After spending two months at the facility, the woman faced a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent insisting she accept an electronic ankle monitor as a condition of her release.

No, this is unjust. I don’t want you to put it on,” said the 32-year-old woman, who asked to be identified only by her first name, Nely, due to her pending immigration case. The official, she recalled, told her: “We give you free food, free clothing, a place to sleep. So you just need to deal with it.”

GPS ankle monitors are becoming standard equipment for immigration officials along the border. In July, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, used about 9,300 ankle monitors at a time — 40% more than about six months ago. They are run by a government contractor, BI Inc., a subsidiary of the country’s second-largest prison company, which also operates immigration detention centers.

Officials say the monitors are a cheap and effective way to ensure that immigrants released from detention attend court hearings.

The monitors cost an average of $5 a day per person, according to an ICE spokesman, and are part of the agency’s Alternatives to Detention program, which also may require immigrants to report by phone or in person. In contrast, detention costs an average of $130 per day per person, and can cost over $330 at some detention centers.

It’s not clear how effective ankle monitors are. Last week, officials stopped releasing figures for how many immigrants wearing the devices show up in court, saying they were trying to verify data.

Immigrants, who call the monitors grilletes, or shackles, complain that they are uncomfortable, inconvenient and carry a stigma. “They feel like a criminal,” said Sister Norma Pimentel, who runs an immigrant aid center on the Texas border, in McAllen. “They say, ‘How will I be able to work with that?’ They pray they don’t get it.”

The ankle monitors are part of the government effort to handle the surge of thousands of children and families, mostly Central Americans, who have been crossing into the U.S. for more than a year.

The U.S. went from one 95-bed immigrant family detention center in Pennsylvania to three, the two newest in Karnes City and Dilley, Texas. By year’s end, the centers will have a total of 3,700 beds. There are now about 1,700 adults and children in family detention. As it has expanded, family detention has also increasingly come under attack by immigration lawyers, advocacy groups and lawmakers, who have pressured ICE to release more immigrants.

In June, Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson announced several changes to family detention, including releasing on reasonable bonds and with ankle monitors family members found to have a fear of persecution in their home countries.

Johnson told the House Judiciary Committee that ICE was “ramping up” its use of ankle monitors and intended to more than double the total number monitored, from 23,000 last year to 53,000 in 2016. Ankle monitors are not issued to those under 18, pregnant women or others with “significant medical issues.”

ICE officials say ankle monitors are used “on a case-by-case basis with a priority for detention of serious criminal offenders and other individuals who pose a significant threat to public safety. Those who are not subject to mandatory detention and don’t pose a threat to the community may be placed on some form of supervision.”

But immigrant advocates argue that many detainees are coerced into wearing them. Last week, the CARA Pro Bono Legal Project in Dilley and other immigrant lawyers’ groups sent a letter to ICE Director Sarah Saldaña demanding the agency stop using the monitors.

In a motion also filed last week, they allege ICE officials recently summoned about 100 immigrant women in the detention center at Dilley to makeshift trailer courtrooms and urged them to sign paperwork to be released with ankle monitors in lieu of bond.

Several of the women filed affidavits saying they had been forced to accept ankle monitors. “I signed it because I am desperate to get out of here. My son has been extremely ill,” a Guatemalan woman wrote in one of the affidavits.

ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen says they are reviewing the claims.

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DCG

Seattle CEO who set firm’s minimum wage to $70G says he has hit hard times

Dan Price

Fox News: The Seattle CEO who reaped a publicity bonanza when he boosted the salaries of his employees to a minimum of $70,000 a year says he has fallen on hard times. Dan Price, 31, tells the New York Times that things have gotten so bad he’s been forced to rent out his house.

Only three months ago Price was generating headlines—and accusations of being a socialist — when he announced the new salary minimum for all 120 employees at his Gravity Payments credit card processing firm. Price said he was doing it, and slashing his $1 million pay package to pay for it, to address the wealth gap.

“I’m working as hard as I ever worked to make it work,” he told the Times in a video that shows him sitting on a plastic bucket in the garage of his house. “I’m renting out my house right now to try and make ends meet myself.”

The Times article said Price’s decision ended up costing him a few customers and two of his “most valued” employees, who quit after newer employees ended up with bigger salary hikes than older ones.

“He gave raises to people who have the least skills and are the least equipped to do the job, and the ones who were taking on the most didn’t get much of a bump,” Gravity financial manager Maisey McMaster, 26, told the paper.

She said when she talked to Price about it, he treated her as if she was being selfish and only thinking about herself. “That really hurt me,” she said. “I was talking about not only me, but about everyone in my position.” Approaching burnout, she quit.

Grant Moran, 29, also quit, saying the new pay-scale was disconcerting. “Now the people who were just clocking in and out were making the same as me,” he told the paper. “It shackles high performers to less motivated team members.”

economicsPrice said McMaster and Moran, or even critic Rush Limbaugh, the talk show host, were not wrong. “There’s no perfect way to do this and no way to handle complex workplace issues that doesn’t have any downsides or trade-offs,” he said.

The Times said customers who left were dismayed at what Price did, viewing it as a political statement. Others left fearful Gravity would soon hike fees to pay for salary increases.

Brian Canlis, co-owner of a family restaurant, already worried about how to deal with Seattle’s new minimum wage, told Price the pay raise at Gravity “makes it harder for the rest of us.” “It pains me to hear Brian Canlis say that,” Price said. “The last think I would ever want to do is make a client feel uncomfortable.”

The Times said Price has dozens of new clients inspired by his move but those accounts won’t start generating profits for at least another year. Making matters worse for Price is a lawsuit his older brother filed two weeks after the pay hike announcement. Lucas Price, who owns 30 percent of the company, accuses his brother of taking millions of dollars out of the company while denying him the benefits of his minority ownership. The lawsuit has forced Gravity to pay mounting legal fees at a time when the new salary scale is being eaten up by profits. “We don’t have a margin of error to pay those legal fees,” Dan Price said.

math is hard

DCG

Reno City Hall replaced American flag with LGBT flag

Last Sunday, July 26, 2015, someone in the city government of Reno, Nevada, saw fit to replace the American flag on top of City Hall with the LGBT rainbow flag.

Reno rainbow flag

KTVN CBS2 reports that the LGBT flag was in recognition of a “gay pride” celebration that weekend.

Many locals expressed concerns over the American flag’s removal. By that evening, around 9:00 p.m., the LGBT flag was taken down and the American Flag was put back in its place.

The City of Reno released this statement:

“The city of Reno honors and respects the men and women who serve our country and we apologize to those we may have offended. While we made an error in not flying the American flag along with the pride flag, when we discovered we were not flying both, we immediately returned to flying the American flag. Neither the Mayor nor City Council was aware we were not flying the American flag. The City was proud to participate in pride weekend and will continue to celebrate our diverse community.”

Reno’s mayor Hillary Schieve also released a statement:

“I was alerted tonight that the US flag was not flying over City Hall. I can most certainly see why people would be offended or upset. I did not order that the American flag be taken down. I have asked that the flag be put back immediately! It was certainly not the city’s intention to be disrespectful and never should have happened. I will take full responsibility since I represent this city. I have family members who have served and I know the importance of the ultimate sacrifice they have made for our country. I am very proud to be an American and we should always support our troops and veterans no matter what. I too am offended and there is no excuse for this. Those who have served deserve the highest respect for their service. My sincerest apologies!!!”

Notice that neither the city’s nor the mayor’s statement mentioned anything about finding the person responsible for replacing our country’s flag with the flag of lesbians, homosexuals, bisexuals and transgenders. Nor is it at all clear what Mayor Schieve means by her taking “full responsibility” for the incident. Those words are now spoken by every politician, who then did absolutely nothing, making “full responsibility” empty of meaning.

Why would any city government fly the American flag along side the LGBT flag anyway?

If Reno were to host a Christian event, would the city government have flown a flag of the cross? The answer is:

Never in a million years.

H/t FOTM’s maziel

See also:

~Éowyn

Boy Scouts of America goes homo despite evidence of homosexuals being more prone to pedophilia

On July 27, 2015, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Executive Board voted 45-12 to lift the organization’s ban on openly-homosexual adult leaders and employees. 

Boy Scouts of America goes homo

Two months before, BSA President (and former defense secretary in the Obama and Bush administrations) Robert Gates already had sent a signal. Notwithstanding the Supreme Court’s 2000 ruling in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale that BSA, and all similar private voluntary organizations, have the constitutionally protected right under the First Amendment of freedom of association to set membership standards, Gates nevertheless declared that it was time to end the ban on “gay” leaders because it “cannot be sustained” any longer.

BSA’s lifting of its ban means that homosexual men who are sexually attracted to young boys are now welcome in a national organization of over 2.6 million Scouts, whose activities include campouts where the leaders are in intimate proximity to the boys.

Even before the ban was lifted, there have been countless cases of sexual abuse of Scouts.

According to Stephen Baldwin, in 1993, BSA was ordered to turn over 25,000 pages of documents to the plaintiff — a California family who sued BSA for exposing their son to a Scout leader who had molested him. The documents revealed that thousands of boys had been molested by Scout leaders and other volunteers between 1971 and 1991 resulting in the expulsion of over 1,800 Scout volunteers for pedophilia. Some Scout leaders molested over 40 boys before getting caught. Many, once caught, simply moved to a different Scout troop and continued abusing boys.

Note: Stephen Baldwin is a long time author, researcher, and speaker on homosexual issues, and the executive director of the Council for National Policy in Washington, D.C. Elected to the California State Assembly in 1994, Baldwin chaired the Assembly Education Committee where he fought the homosexual community’s efforts to insert pro-gay curriculum into California’s public schools.

Baldwin’s assertion is corroborated by Minneapolis Post, which reported that on October 19, 2012, forced by another court order, BSA released over 20,000 pages of documentation on 1,200 reported child sexual abuse cases within the organization in 20 years, from 1965 to 1985.

The latest BSA sex abuse lawsuit was filed by a man, John Doe 153, who accuses BSA for failing to protect him decades ago against a former St. Paul adult scout leader, Leland “Lee” Opalinski. The lawsuit claims that Opalinski repeatedly had “sexual contact … [and] penetration” with JD153 when he was 12 to 16 years old. Opalinski has been named in three other civil suits against BSA.

Baldwin, in his report “Child Molestation and the Homosexual Movement” published in v. 14 of the Regent University Law Review, provides extensive and compelling evidence of homosexual men’s propensity to pedophilia:

1. Research on the homosexual “lifestyle” confirms it is almost exclusively a youth oriented culture. Very few gays exhibit a preference for older men. Some admit to a focus on teenage boys, some on prepubescent boys, and many cross over between categories.

2. Scientific studies found that homosexuals molest children, especially male children, at a rate vastly higher than heterosexuals:

  • Homosexuals account for between 25% and 40% of all child molestation, according to psychologist Paul Cameron, founder of Family Research Institute, in a 1985 Psychological Reports article, after reviewing more than 19 different academic reports and peer-reviewed studies.
  • Homosexuals account for 86% of all male child molestation, according to Erickson, Walbek, Sely, in a 1988 Archives of Sexual Behavior article.
  • Since homosexuals account for only 2% of the population, this means that a child molester is 10 to 20 times more likely to be homosexual than heterosexual. This is confirmed by an article by 7 sex researchers in the Archives of Sexual Behavior in 2000, which concluded that “around 25-40% of men attracted to children prefer boys. Thus the rate of homosexual attraction is 6-20 times higher among pedophiles.” In a 1992 study published in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, sex researchers K. Freud and R. I. Watson found that homosexual males are three times more likely than straight men to engage in pedophilia and that the average pedophile victimizes between 20 and 150 boys before being arrested.
  • A survey conducted by homosexual activists and researchers Jay and Young found that 73% of  homosexuals had had sex with boys 16 to 19 years of age or younger.
  • Most pedophiles are homosexual. In a 1988 study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, 86% of pedophiles described themselves as homosexual or bisexual.

3. Given homosexual men’s propensity toward pedophilia, it is no surprise that mainstream homosexual culture promotes sex with children:

  • Homosexuals are driving the worldwide campaign to lower the legal age of consent.
  • Homosexual publications claim sex with children is not harmful to children but, as stated in one journal, “constitute an aspect of gay and lesbian life.” Some examples:
    • The Journal of Homosexuality, the premier academic journal of the mainstream homosexual world, published a special double issue entitled, Male Intergenerational Intimacy, containing dozens of articles portraying sex between men and minor boys as loving relationships. One article states that parents should view the pedophile who loves their son “not as a rival or competitor, not as a theft of their property, but as a partner in the boy’s upbringing, someone to be welcomed into their home.”
    • BLK, a leading black homosexual publication, defended pedophilia with an article entitled, “Must Men Who Love Boys Be Guilty of Sexual Misconduct?”
    • San Francisco’s leading homosexual newspaper, The Sentinel, editorialized that “The love between man and boys is at the foundation of homosexuality.”
    • In 1995, the homosexual magazine Guide stated: “We can be proud that the gay movement has been home to the few voices who have had the courage to say out loud that children are naturally sexual, that they deserve the right to sexual expression with whoever they choose …[w]e must listen to our prophets. Instead of fearing being labeled pedophiles, we must proudly proclaim that sex is good, including children’s sexuality …. We must do it for the children’s sake.”

4. Other indicators of homosexual men’s interest in sex with children:

  • A 1995 content analysis, by Dr. Judith Reisman of the Institute for Media Education, of advertisements in the U.S.’s most influential homosexual newspaper, The Advocate, found many personal ads soliciting boy prostitutes. The newspaper also advertises a “Penetrable Boy Doll… available in 3 provocative positions.”
  • NAMBLA and other pro-pedophile literature can be found wherever homosexuals congregate (homosexual bookstores, bathhouses, festivals, gay bars, etc.).
  • Mainstream homosexual conferences commonly feature speeches about “intergenerational sex.” For example, the 2001 annual National Gay Lesbian Task Force Convention featured workshops entitled “Your Eyes Say Yes But the Law Says No” and “Drag 101: How to Turn Kids in Make-up into Kings and Queens.”
  • Homosexual newspapers and travel publications carry ads for sex tours to Burma, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and other countries infamous for boy prostitution. Published exposés on such tours by former homosexuals reveal that thousands of American gay men are patronizing boy prostitutes around the world.
  • Thousands of homosexual sites on the Internet promote sex with young boys and/or contain child pornography. In fact, mainstream homosexual groups filed suit to block a Virginia law, passed in 2001, that restricted Internet use harmful to children, such as chat rooms commonly used by pedophiles.

5. All of which is why homosexuals are driving the worldwide movement to lower the age of (sexual) consent:

  • As far back as 1972, the mainstream National Coalition of Gay Organizations adopted a ‘gay rights platform’ that included a demand to ‘repeal all laws governing the age of sexual consent.’
  • Homosexual activists within the United Nations are lobbying to give sexual rights to underage children.
  • In England, the campaign is being led by Outrage! and Stonewall, both homosexual organizations.
  • The Dutch homosexual group, Association for the Integration of Homosexuality, has succeeded in lowering the age of legal sex to 12 (!) in Holland.

Baldwin observes that we are seeing the results of homosexuals’ success in transforming U.S. culture:

  • Sharp increase in the number of boy prostitutes who identify themselves as homosexuals, from 10% to 60% in just 15 years, according to child prostitution expert Dr. Jennifer James.
  • Young males getting AIDS: The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that 50% of male AIDS victims reported having sex with an adult male by the age of 16, and 20% had sex with an adult male by the age of 10. The Center of Disease Control (CDC) reported that in 2000, there were 31,293 AIDS cases in the 13-24-age category, and that half of the 13-24 age group HIV victims were infected with the disease as a result of sex with adult men.

Baldwin warns:

“It is time to acknowledge that homosexual behavior threatens the foundation of Western civilization — the nuclear family. An unmistakable manifestation of the attack on the family unit is the homosexual community’s efforts to target children both for their own sexual pleasure and to enlarge the homosexual movement….

The homosexual community knows that the capture of all major youth groups is absolutely necessary to the expansion of its movement.They know what most social scientists and sex researchers know but refuse to talk about: homosexually-molested children are likely to become homosexual. After all, one of the most ommon characteristics of homosexual molesters is the fact that they were molested themselves during boyhood. An article published by the American Medical Association reported that, “Abused adolescents, particularly those victimized by males, were up to 7 times more likely to self-identity as gay or bisexual than peers who had not been abused.

Baldwin concludes:

“It is high time that America’s elected officials, health authorities,education leaders, and law enforcement officials act to not only tell the harsh truth — the homosexual community has targeted America’s youth — but act now to counter this horrible trend. Failure to do so will have disastrous consequences for both our culture and for the health of our children.”

Stephen Baldwin wrote that report in 2002. Since then, things have only gotten worse: Senate Bill 48 became law in California, requiring public schools to include in their academic curriculum “the contributions” of gays and lesbians; and now, Boy Scouts of America lifted its ban on homosexual adult leaders and employees.

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H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV

Update (Aug. 3, 2015):

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which sponsors 20% of Boy Scout units (1 out of every 5 scouts), says it might leave the BSA altogether. Next month (August), the most senior leaders of the Mormon Church will meet on whether to end a 100-year relationship with BSA.

In contrast, a Roman Catholic committee that acts as a liaison with the Boy Scouts urged the Catholic Church, whose scouting units account for 10% of the 2.4 million total boy scouts at the end of last year, to continue sponsoring BSA. (NY Times)

~Eowyn