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04/19/2007


HRC Blasts Brian Brown, Scott Lively, and Paul Cameron Over Anti-Gay Deeds in Russia: VIDEO

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The Human Rights Campaign has put out a new video calling out NOM's Brian Brown, and evangelists Scott Lively, and Paul Cameron for their responsibility with regard to Russia's anti-gay legislation.

All three Americans traveled to Russia to demonize gay people and persuade Russian lawmakers to pass the so-called ban on 'gay propaganda' along with other bills prohibiting adoption by gay couples.

Watch HRC's new clip, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Discredited Liar Paul Cameron Invited To Speak To Russian Parliament

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The Family Research Institute hate group founder and anti-gay liar Paul Cameron was invited to give expert testimony to the Russian Parliament in support of their anti-gay laws and ostensibly in support of "family values." For whatever reason, the fact that Cameron's works have been discredited since at least 1985 when he was censured by the American Sociological Association, which happened after he was expelled from the American Psychological Association, did not give pause to the Russian lawmakers. One in particular, Alexander Sidyakin, tweeted enthusiastically throughout the entire testimony, seeming to savor every ounce of Cameron's verbal Santorum.

Unsurprisingly, none of Cameron's claims or statistics, like the one where 27% of all homosexuals have engaged in pedophilia, were challenged or questioned. While most sensible politicians would attempt to glaze over this fact, Sidyakin bragged about it, gleefully tweeting to a reporter who noticed a lack of an opposing viewpoint:

"Exactly! We didn’t even invite a second point of view."

Paul Cameron Tells Rob Portman to Renounce Marriage Equality Support for the Sake of 'Son You Love'

Dr Paul Cameron, prominent health researcher (in the field of smoking) turned anti-gay activist, called on Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) to renounce his support for marriage equality in a press release this week:

"For the sake of the son you love, urge him to marry a woman," Cameron says.

CameronFrom the lengthy press release:

For the same reason society is concerned about the health effects of secondhand smoke, Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court should oppose the rush to nationalize same-sex marriage. Litigating for “marriage equality” is like suing to suspend gravity; as a matter of science, gay marriage is very clearly unequal in terms of procreative and mortality prospects…

An April NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll found that 50 percent of Americans imagine with Rob Portman, against the empirical evidence, that people are born gay. Ted Olson, the GOP lawyer who argued for gay marriage in the Supreme Court is sworn to tell the truth, falsely wrote in the Journal that homosexual orientation is “a characteristic with which they were born and which they cannot change.”

In fact, twin studies show that homosexual interests are not DNA-determined like race, gender and eye color, so gay analogies to the Civil Rights struggles of the last century are inapt. How else does one explain how Ellen DeGeneres’ first ‘lifetime partner’ could abandon homosexuality for traditional marriage? Senator Portman’s son was no more “born with” homosexual preferences than anyone is ‘born with’ a sexual taste for children — both are acquired and can be controlled.


NEWS: Afghanistan, Obituaries, And Strange Alliances

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Towleroad-roadicon What became of Aesha?

Towleroad-roadicon Farewell, Robin Gibb.

Ramen Towleroad-roadicon The Boston Globe takes a stand on the deportation of same-sex spouses.

Towleroad-roadicon The problem with puppy mills.

Towleroad-roadicon Trans beautuy Jenna Talackova didn't become Miss Universe Canada last night:

The crown went to Sahar Biniaz, an Indian-born, Iranian-raised actress from Vancouver. Biniaz, 26, will represent Canada at the Miss Universe pageant in December, according to the Miss Universe Canada website.

Talackova refused to speak to the media after the competition, but Biniaz said Talackova had congratulated her on her win backstage. Biniaz added that she admired Talackova for having the courage to compete in the pageant.

In a CNN interview hours before showtime, the 6-foot-1 Talackova seemed a bit weary, as the spotlight was still squarely on her gender transformation.

"Like I always say, my family didn't understand, so why would I expect anybody else to understand? And then they got to know me and they loved me," Talackova said.

Towleroad-roadicon More on Dharun Ravi's gay allies.

Towleroad-roadicon Abdel Basset Ali al Megrahi, Lockerbie bomber, is dead.

Towleroad-roadicon Mitt's faith.

Towleroad-roadicon The most fun article ever written about Article IV of the American Constitution -- which, mid-way through, turns out to be about marriage equality. (Seriously: Read it. Its a monstrously fun piece of writing.)

Towleroad-roadicon The Times in-house conservative, Ross Douthat, on the Elizabeth Warren/Cherokee pseudo-scandal:

A diverse faculty and campus can be a laudable goal. But the point is to build academic communities that actually contain a wide variety of experiences and perspectives, not to wax self-congratulatory because you’ve met a set of ethnic quotas. The story of Elizabeth Warren, “woman of color,” represents a reductio ad absurdum of the latter tendency, which has been all too prevalent in elite universities -- giving us affirmative-action programs that benefit West Indian immigrants more than the descendants of slaves, and faculties that include a wider range of skin tones than of political and religious views.

The irony is that Warren herself probably did make Harvard more diverse, since she grew up the daughter of a janitor in Oklahoma -- not a typical background, to put it mildly, for Ivy League students and faculty today. But under the academy’s cramped definitions, it was her grandfather’s Cherokee cheekbones, not her blue-collar roots, that led to her citation as a supposed trailblazer.

CrazyCam Towleroad-roadicon Paul Cameron, chairman of the Family Research Institute, seems to be losing it. He thinks Barack Obama's connections to Hollywood mean he's gay, and that the gay rights movement wants to turn the United States into -- wait for it -- Afghanistan. Watch Cameron explain all of this and more to David Pakman AFTER THE JUMP ...

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SF Chronicle Cites Hate Group Leader Sans Background

Without making any note of his background, or that in the 80's he said that "extermination of homosexuals" might be a necessary remedy for the AIDS crisis, the San Francisco Chronicle quoted Family Research Institute Director Paul Cameron in an article about gays being asked to adopt foster children.

Stewart_4San Francisco's Family and Children Services is set to begin a billboard/ad campaign (below, right) in an effort to recruit more same-sex couples to adopt and care for foster children, realizing what effective parents they can be: "In San Francisco, gay men and lesbians already adopt a large share of the foster children who are not adopted by relatives -- 88 percent since last July, for example, according to Dan Kelly with the Human Services Department."

AdoptionsfApparently attempting to present an "alternative" perspective, reporter Ilene Lelchuk dredges up the Focus on the Family position, without any qualifiers:

Reports Lelchuk: "Focus on the Family's objection to same-sex parents is grounded in interpretation of biblical scripture and research by Paul Cameron, director of the Family Research Institute in Colorado. Cameron says gays and lesbians are unfit parents, are more likely to molest children of their same sex, switch partners frequently, have shorter life expectancies and cause their children embarrassment and social difficulties. 'Any child that can be adopted into a married-mother-and-father family, that's the gold standard,' Cameron said. 'An orphanage would be the second choice, and then a single woman.'"

CameronAccording to AmericaBlog, "[Cameron] was kicked out of the American Psychological Association, and was publicly rebuked by the Nebraska Psychological Association and the American Sociological Association. And he has been called the leader of a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, America's number one civil rights organization for tracking the klan, neo-Nazis and white supremacists."

Lelchuk declined to note that Cameron's "research" has been debunked numerous times, but appears to present him as a legitimate expert on the issue. Read more here.

Presenting this without any qualifiers is an affront to same-sex couples, like the Stewart-Whites of San Francisco, who have committed themselves to adopting and raising foster children in need.

AmericaBlog notes: "a sloppy, offensive, and dangerous gaffe".

SF Chronicle quotes known hate group as legitimate expert claiming gays molest kids [americablog]
S.F.'s same-sex couples asked to adopt foster kids [sf chronicle]

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