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04/19/2007


'Weekly Standard' Editor William Kristol Won't Condemn Paper's Email Ad Warning of 'Homosexual Indoctrination'

William Kristol, the editor of the conservative Weekly Standard, has refused to condemn an email advertisement sent out by the paper that was written by Loudon County, Virginia wingnut and anti-gay activist Eugene Delgaudio, warning people that federal anti-bullying legislation is a secret plan to "indoctrinate" children with "homosexual propaganda".

The Human Rights Campaign called on its members to contact Kristol and demand he condemn the ad. The Log Cabin Republicans blasted the paper for sending it out as well.

You may recall Delgaudio's nutty fundraising letters and his work against the Student Non-Discrimination Act in the past. You may recall that Delgaudio fought tooth and nail against an anti-discrimination ordinance in Loudon County, labeling transgender people "it" and "real life Tootsies".

DelgaudioThe email, in part:

Dear Pro-family American, The Radical Homosexuals infiltrating the United States Congress have a plan: Indoctrinate an entire generation of American children with pro-homosexual propaganda and eliminate traditional values from American society. Their ultimate dream is to create a new America based on sexual promiscuity in which the values you and I cherish are long forgotten. I hate to admit it, but if they pass the deceptively named "Student Non-Discrimination Act," (H.R. 998 & S. 555) that's exactly what they'll do. Better named the "Homosexual Classrooms Act," its chief advocate in Congress is Rep. Jared Polis, himself an open homosexual and radical activist. And it's dangerously close to becoming the law of the land....

....You see, the Homosexual Classrooms Act contains a laundry list of anti-family provisions that will: Require schools to teach appalling homosexual acts so "homosexual students" don't feel "singled out" during already explicit sex-ed classes; Spin impressionable students in a whirlwind of sexual confusion and misinformation, even peer pressure to "experiment" with the homosexual "lifestyle;" Exempt homosexual students from punishment for propositioning, harassing, or even sexually assaulting their classmates, as part of their specially-protected right to "freedom of self-expression;" Force private and even religious schools to teach a pro-homosexual curriculum and purge any reference to religion if a student claims it creates a "hostile learning environment" for homosexual students. And that's just the beginning of the Homosexual Lobby's radical agenda....

....other countries like Britain are already experimenting with this kind of legislation, such as mandating public schools inject pro-homosexual content into every aspect of education. Word problems in math classes are now to include homosexual characters.  History classes will document the "civil rights" struggle against the "oppressive" pro-family establishment. And it's even started to infiltrate our state governments. In California, lawmakers want to "require schools to portray lesbians, homosexuals, transsexuals ... as positive role models to children in all public schools." Sexual deviants being held up as models of virtue?

H.R. 998 already has 150 co-sponsors in the House! And S. 555 already has 34 co-sponsors in the Senate! That’s why I need you to act quickly — right away — to protect our nation’s youth. I have prepared the official “Protect Our Children’s Innocence” Petition to Congress for you to sign.

Please click here to sign it right away so I can rush it to the Capitol with thousands more.

The Weekly Standard, which reportedly apologized to its readers,  tells Politico the ad was not properly vetted but Kristol refuses to condemn it.


NOM Welcomes Gay Congressman Jared Polis' Son into the World

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Over the weekend Penn posted about the arrival of Caspian Julius, the son of Congressman Jared Polis and his partner Marlon Reis.

The National Organization for Marriage immediately attacked:

"We have no clue whether it was a planned motherless family or whether he and his partner stepped in to give a motherless child a family—since he will not say."


Congrats To Jared Polis On New Baby, Caspian

Casbianpolis Openly gay Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado and partner Marlon Reis today welcomed their son Caspian into the world.

From the birth announcement:

Marlon & Jared are proud to announce the arrival of Caspian Julius: 8 pounds 12 ounces, Born September 30th 2011

Baby and parents are doing well, baby has learned to cry already!

No gifts please, just nice thoughts for Caspian, humankind, the planet, and the universe!

Congratulations to the new fathers. Good luck with all those midnight feedings -- ew, and the dirty diapers!


Congressman Jared Polis and His Partner Expecting Child

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Gay Congressman Jared Polis and his partner Marlon Reis are expecting a child, the AP reports:

"The couple declined to comment on whether they’re adopting or having a child through a surrogate pregnancy."

Congratulations!


Rep. Jared Polis Discusses Obama Position on Same-Sex Marriage: VIDEO

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Out Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) joined Lawrence O'Donnell on The Last Word last night to discuss Obama's position on same-sex marriage.

Said Polis, who is largely defensive of the President's progress on LGBT rights issues: "He's going through a journey on this issue."

Says O'Donnell: "The patience that you are willing to demonstrate on this doesn't seem to be shared in some of the groups that energetically supported the President, volunteered, got out there....pushed out the vote..."

Howard Dean also joins O'Donnell at the end of the segment to discuss the bind Obama is in.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Polis: Obama Should Issue Executive Order Barring Anti-LGBT Bias

Considering this week's reintroduction of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is largely symbolic and the measure has little chance of advancing under Republican leadership in the House, advocates are looking at other ways to achieve the protections hoped for in the legislation. One such way would be for Obama to pass such measures via an executive order:

Polis The Washington Blade reports that Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) has endorsed such a method:

“I would applaud that step,” Polis said. “I think that would show a lot of courage on behalf of the administration and demonstrate that they’re committed to moving to a discrimination-free workplace environment.”

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Polis has a dim view of the chances of passing ENDA — as well as other pro-LGBT legislation — for at least the next two years with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in charge of the chamber.

“ENDA had several Republican co-sponsors, but I don’t think it’s likely the Republicans will advance employment non-discrimination,” Polis said

In the meantime, Polis said supporters in Congress should try to educate the public on the issue of job protection and grow the number of co-sponsors for ENDA.

“Nationally, we just need to continue to educate other members of Congress and their staff on what it means,” Polis said.

Polis expressed concern about anti-gay measures that could confront the 112th Congress, such as revocation of 'DADT' repeal and hate crimes legislation, but expressed hope for a Student Non-Discrimination Act introduced earlier this year.

Check out Chris Johnson's article for much more thought from Polis on various measures pending in Congress.


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