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Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on December 1, 2010 at 12:34pm
U.K. probes claims Islamic schools teaching anti-Semitism, extreme punishments
London — Reuters
Published Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 8:44AM EST

Britain's education department is to look at how it can check Islamic weekend schools after the BBC reported it had uncovered more than 40 of them teaching anti-Semitic views and extreme punishment for sodomy and theft.

The BBC said its "Panorama" program, which will air on Monday evening, had found a network of weekend Islamic schools in Britain were teaching children how to chop off the hands of thieves, that Zionists are trying to take over the world and that sodomy is punishable by death.

Currently the government does not regulate weekend, part-time teaching centres.

The Department for Education said it could not allow anti-Semitic material in English schools and that the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted), which inspects schools, was looking into how to monitor the part-time centres. ...

... MORE on line:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/europe/uk-probes-claims-i...

tiny URL: http://tinyurl.com/2w7th6m
Comment by Daniel W on November 30, 2010 at 2:17pm
NY Times Pentagon Sees Little Impact if Ban on Gays Is Repealed

It's reassuring to know that US soldiers, marines, and sailors are not so delicate that they'll faint or run screaming if they run into a gay person.
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on November 29, 2010 at 10:07pm
UK Muslim Group Condemns UN Vote Removing Sexual Orientation
by: Steve Williams

The United Nations Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee on November 16 voted to remove specific sexual orientation-inclusive language from the UN resolution condemning extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.

Now, The Association of British Muslims has expressed dismay at this decision and has called on U.N. member states to refuse to ratify this change and retain the sexual orientation-inclusive language.

http://www.care2.com/causes/human-rights/blog/association-of-britis...

tiny URL: http://tinyurl.com/2ubb9d7
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on November 28, 2010 at 11:17am
USA
SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
SPLC exposes anti-gay hate groups and other news from SPLC

18 Anti-Gay Groups and Their Propaganda
A small coterie of groups now comprise the hard core of the anti-gay movement
By Evelyn Schlatter
Even as some well-known anti-gay groups like Focus on the Family moderate their views, a hard core of smaller groups, most of them religiously motivated, have continued to pump out demonizing propaganda aimed at homosexuals and other sexual minorities. These groups' influence reaches far beyond what their size would suggest, because the "facts" they disseminate about homosexuality are often amplified by certain politicians, other groups and even news organizations.
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-al...

Southern Poverty Law Center Takes Aim at Anti-Gay Bullying in Minnesota
11/09/2010
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) took aim at anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) bullying Tuesday with a free community screening of its new film, Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case that Made History, at the historic Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/southern-poverty-law-cen...

SPLC's Intelligence Report: Gays Targeted for Hate Crimes Far More Than Any Other Minority in America
11/22/2010
Homosexuals are far more likely to be victims of a violent hate crime than any other minority group in the United States, according to a new analysis of federal hate crime statistics in the latest issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report, released today.
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/splcs-intelligence-repor...

Anti-Gay
Intelligence Files » Ideology
Opposition to equal rights for homosexuals has been a central theme of Christian Right organizing and fundraising for the past three decades – a period that parallels the fundamentalist movement's rise to political power.
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/ideology/a...

10 Anti-Gay Myths Debunked
Intelligence Report » Winter 2010
Battling the 'homosexual agenda,' the hard-line religious right has made a series of incendiary claims. But they're just not true.
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-al...

America's most famous iconic homophobe.
Fred Phelps
Intelligence Files » Profiles
Fred Phelps is America's most notorious anti-gay activist. On his "God Hates Fags" website and in tracts sent from his church compound in Topeka, Kan., Phelps and his congregation pump out reams of anti-gay material.
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/profiles/f...
Comment by Daniel W on November 28, 2010 at 7:39am
Economy causes Florida lesbian landmark to welcome male guests
mcclatchydc.com
Pearl's Rainbow's lesbian owner, Heather Carruthers, said it was a business decision based on tough economic realities, the request of some lesbian guests who would like to bring male family members or friends -- and on some good news. Lesbians are being more accepted and feel more comfortable in the mainstream these days.
Comment by Daniel W on November 26, 2010 at 3:47pm
397 members to this group. Almost 400. 400th member gets..... the honor of being the 400th member. woo hoo!
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on November 24, 2010 at 12:22am
Words have consequences.
In France and Germany Fred Phelps (of Westboro Baptist Church) and his ilk would be arrested for the crime of insult -- defamation of a social group. -- Gary

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SPLC's Intelligence Report: Gays Targeted for Hate Crimes Far More Than Any Other Minority in America
11/22/2010

Homosexuals are far more likely to be victims of a violent hate crime than any other minority group in the United States, according to a new analysis of federal hate crime statistics in the latest issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report, released today.

http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/splcs-intelligence-repor...\
ed-for-hate-crimes

from the web site of Southern Poverty Law Center:

" 'As Americans become more accepting of homosexuals, the most extreme elements of the anti-gay movement are digging in their heels and continuing to defame gays and lesbians with falsehoods that grow more incendiary by the day,' said Mark Potok, editor of the Intelligence Report. 'The leaders of this movement may deny it, but it seems clear that their demonization of homosexuals plays a role in fomenting the violence, hatred and bullying we're seeing.' "

"The law enforcement edition of Intelligence Report, which is being sent to about 55,000 officers, also contains a training DVD to help officers recognize the threat when dealing with extremists from the 'sovereign citizens' movement. This past May, two officers in West Memphis, Ark., were murdered when they stopped two sovereigns."

references:

Southern Poverty Law Center
http://www.splcenter.org/

Westboro Baptist Church Home Page
Site of anti-homosexual propagandist Fred Phelps of Topeka, Kansas.
www.godhatesfags.com
Comment by Daniel W on November 23, 2010 at 9:32pm
Speaking of Columbus Ohio, domestic partners of city workers now to have benefits. My partner isn't very domestic, maybe I need to move to Columbus. Nah, they probably wont do the windows either.
Comment by Phillip Borders on November 21, 2010 at 6:45pm
Well, I appreciate the input from everyone. I guess I touched on a sensitive topic for many of us. I've decided to try to put myself out there more and be positive. We'll see what happens. Thanks, again.
If you're from the Columbus, Ohio area, I could always use friends.
Comment by dr kellie on November 21, 2010 at 9:23am
There is nothing more joyful than the kindness of strangers.
 

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