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road.jpg Chilean pro-family" group Muevete Chile launches campaign to stop government from approving same-sex unions.

Flame_2road.jpg FLAME: Burger King to sell cologne that smells like a Whopper, with notes of flame-broiled beef.

road.jpg Wingnut on crusade against Wikipedia because people keep editing his page to say he's gay: "Joseph Francis Farah is an Evangelical Christian American journalist and noted homosexual of Lebanese and Syrian heritage."

road.jpg Researchers collaborate with last living member of the original Kinsey team, 92-year-old Paul Gebhard, to revisit The Kinsey Report and studies of bisexuality 60 years later. Gebhard: "'Overall, Kinsey would be disappointed.'...Gebhard said Kinsey and his research team avoided looking for causes for sexual orientation out of concern that the findings could be used against people. Through sexual history interviews, they instead sought to capture snapshots of human sexual experience, which proved to be fluid, according to their research, with individual sexual preferences or orientation often moving along the heterosexual-homosexual scale during one's lifetime."

road.jpg Guess who's coming to The Office?

Kleinroad.jpg Steven Klein shoots Madonna en route in Rio.

road.jpg Scientists: Society should embrace drugs that boost brain power.

road.jpg Australian man ordered to pay $40,000 in criminal compensation for gay bashing: "The court was told [Daniel] Proud repeatedly kicked and punched [Gary] Jamieson after he made advances during a fireworks display on the Cairns Esplanade in the early hours of January 1, 2006. In June 2006, Proud was jailed for 42 months, to be released after 14 months, after he pleaded guilty to assaulting Jamieson and causing him grievous bodily harm. Then acting Chief Judge Tony Skoien was told that after the attack, Proud told police he hated homosexuals. The court was told Jamieson suffered a seizure and arterial bleeding to the brain."

road.jpg British tennis player Andy Murray strips down in Miami.

road.jpg Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party opens in San Francisco.

Lochteroad.jpg Swimmer Ryan Lochte steps out of Phelps' fashion shadow.

road.jpg NYC police officer who shoved cyclist for no reason is indicted.

road.jpg City leaders in Sioux City, Iowa delay action on resolution declaring opposition to same-sex marriage: "Mayor Mike Hobart pushed for the delay to allow time for a the state Attorney General’s office to weigh in with advice “on whether we have the jurisdiction and authority to pass the resolution,” which was proposed by City Councilman Brent Hoffman. Hoffman asked other council members to publicly to support the definition of traditional marriage as being between a man and a woman. Nearly 60 people came to Monday’s council meeting to hear the debate, which was 'tabled indefinitely,' according to Hobart."

road.jpg We all know someone with this gene.

road.jpg Ecumenical Catholic Church shrinks as other denominations begin to accept gays and lesbians: "When Archbishop Mark Shirilau founded the Ecumenical Catholic Church in 1987, he did so to provide a religious home for gays and lesbians. Now, with the Episcopal Church ordaining gay priests and the United Church of Christ performing same-sex weddings, the Riverside-based denomination is losing members. As more mainstream churches reach out toward gays and lesbians, many gays are leaving churches like Shirilau's. The largest gay Catholic group, Dignity, lost nearly half its active members in the past decade."

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  1. "Shirley Matheson, a part-time Arby's employee residing in Dayton, Ohio, agreed with Weiss's assessment. "I live in the U.S.A., so why would I need to know where America is? Or the United States for that matter?... As long as there's still room on that map for all three of those countries, I'm sure everyone will keep getting along just fine."

    OMG. We are a country of absolutely stupid people. Sigh...

    Posted by: Mr. E | Dec 16, 2008 3:38:39 PM


  2. Hey Andy,

    The "GALLUP POLL" is actually satire. I know it's terribly realistic and plausible but fortunately, not true (yet?).

    Posted by: Assumed.Identity | Dec 16, 2008 3:58:08 PM


  3. Mr E, the Huff Post is now saying on its blog that the "report" is a "satire", i.e. a hoax. But yes as I've posted here before we are a dumbed down nation with so many kids being told by the culture or even their "he-man" father that reading is for girls or sissy-boys. On a happier note is Mr. Lochte starting to move the needle on anyone's gaydar a mite or is that just my pathetic projection?

    Posted by: Contrarian | Dec 16, 2008 4:14:17 PM


  4. Fuck, the Burger King is hot. Total butterface!

    Posted by: jeffy | Dec 16, 2008 4:26:02 PM


  5. Me thinks Burger King has run out of ideas...

    Somehow, smelling like the inside of a fast food restaurant... it just doesn't cut it for me. I mean, how can you enjoy the sex if you keep expecting to hear "Would you like fries with that?". I don't EVEN want to go down the "Would you like to upsize your order?" thread!

    And next year! For the Ladies out there, Long John Silvers has a scent that is all yours!

    Planning my next 3-way combo meal...

    Rad

    Posted by: Rad | Dec 16, 2008 4:54:17 PM


  6. And even worse than being "stupid" is that we seem not to be a nation of critical thinkers.

    Posted by: Brandon | Dec 16, 2008 5:19:13 PM


  7. Thank God Jack Black is just going to be a guest on The Office and not a permanent fixture. I can't think of a more vile person than he.

    Posted by: Eric | Dec 16, 2008 6:48:51 PM


  8. Re: Kinsey continuum -- I wonder when I'm going to snap and become straight: time's running out!

    Oh I know -- when Reverend Phelps comes out of the closet.

    Posted by: TikiHead | Dec 16, 2008 6:56:54 PM


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