Navy Times: HIV-positive Navy chaplain and Catholic priest who allegedly had consensual and non-consensual sex with other military men without disclosing his condition will face a court-martial: “The five charges [Lt. Cmdr. John Thomas Matthew Lee] is facing include allegations of sodomy, aggravated assault, indecent assault, fraternization and conduct unbecoming a military officer, according to a statement issued by the Marine Corps officials Tuesday night.”
Banksy receives endorsement from British parliament: “Notorious graffiti artist Banksy received the stamp of approval from the establishment after his latest work was praised by MPs. Banksy recently targeted the Holy Land with a series of stencilled works on the security wall in Bethlehem. Veteran Labour MP Gerald Kaufman (Manchester Gorton) tabled a motion saying that his depictions were a far more accurate portrayal of life in the Holy Land than the images presented by the Israeli government.” The street artist recently opened his annual Santa’s Ghetto boutique in the West Bank.
Dublin court drops charges against Jonathan Rhys-Meyers over public drunkenness.
Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga goes public with 9//11 conspiracy claims, reportedly telling Italian paper Corriere dell Sera: “[Bin Laden supposedly confessed] to the Qaeda September [attack] to the two towers in New York [claiming to be] the author of the attack of the 11, while all the [intelligence services] of America and Europe … now know well that the disastrous attack has been planned and realized from the CIA American and the Mossad with the aid of the Zionist world in order to put under accusation the Arabic Countries and in order to induce the western powers to take part … in Iraq [and] Afghanistan.”
London exhibit focuses on the lonely New York portraits of the late Peter Hujar.
Unable to find a seat at Starbucks, Chelsea Clinton takes her java to the floor.
The city museum of The Hague pulls exhibit featuring Muhammed depicted as gay: “The picture, made by Iranian artist Sooreh Hera, is entitled Adam and Ewald and shows two gay men wearing masks of the Muslim prophet Mohammed and his son-in-law Ali. It is part of a photoseries the Gemeentemuseum has included in the 7up exhibition due to open on December 15. The Gemeentemuseum’s director Wim van Krimpen told reporters the museum is interested in purchasing Hera’s complete series, which he called ‘high quality works of art’. However, he added he will not exhibit Adam and Ewald in the next few years because ‘certain people in our society might perceive it as offensive’.” After the teddy bear incident in Sudan, is anyone surprised?