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Reverse Fret #racist #moonbat pinknews.co.uk

Re: Mass same-sex wedding held in Israel to campaign for marriage equality

Strange that PN hasn't reported on the mass same sex wedding in Palestine. Oh, wait...

Palestine? That's not a country. It is an illegally occupied territory that's been stolen by the brutally racist and murderous Apartheid state of Israel.

Terrorist Israel denies Palestinians freedom of assembly so a mass wedding is not permitted to the Palestinian people.

Did these people murder a Palestinian cicivilian after the ceremony to prove their loyalty to the murderously racist, Apartheid state of Israel.

Until Palestine is free, Apartheid Israel does not deserve peace or security.

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Dr Mahathir Mohamad #fundie pinknews.co.uk

Malaysian Prime Minister says the country ‘cannot accept LGBT+ people’

Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said his country will not accept LGBT+ people or same-sex marriage.

The prime minister made his views on LGBT+ rights clear in response to progressive amendments recommended by the government-created Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM), the New Straits Times reports.

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Amendments proposed include offering education, employment, healthcare and housing services to LGBT+ people without discrimination.

Mohamad, 93, told the group: “Suhakam has presented its proposals to us just now, including one on amending the Suhakam Act.

“While we agree with Suhakam [on certain things], we have to remind Suhakam that Malaysia has a different value system than the Westerners.

“For instance, we cannot accept LGBT as well as the marriage of man and man or woman and woman.”

“The concept of family remains the same—that it [constitutes] a couple with their own children or adopted ones to be considered as family,” added the prime minister.

“But two men or two women is not considered a family,” Mohamad clarified.

Gay sex is banned in the country, which groups it together with bestiality in a list of offences which are “against the order of nature.”

The leader’s comments come just two weeks after he condemned the caning of two women for having sex in the state of Terengganu, saying the punishment did “not reflect the ideals of justice and compassion of Islam.”

At the time, his sympathetic remarks represented a welcome reprieve from weeks of anti-LGBT statements from prominent politicians including Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who said queer citizens should keep their sexualities secret.

The current backlash against LGBT+ equality began last month, when religious affairs minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa ordered two portraits of LGBT+ Malaysian activists be removed from an exhibition.

He said: “Society cannot accept LGBT being promoted because that is against norms, culture and religion.”

Since then, a series of political figures—including members of the government—have voiced disturbing views about Malaysia’s LGBT+ populace.

Latteffah Ali, state chairperson of the women’s wing of the United Malays National Organisation, said that if LGBT+ people keep pushing for equal rights, it could destroy the health and ethics of a generation.

Malaysia’s Deputy Health Minister, Dr Lee Boon Chye, said last month that LGBT+ people suffer from an “organic disorder.”

Mahfuz Omar, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, said LGBT+ people need to be helped to return to their “original identities” and that allowing people to be transgender would cause chaos in society.

And in August, police raided The Blue Boy club, a gay bar in Kuala Lumpur.

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Sadhana Singh #fundie pinknews.co.uk

India politician under fire for calling rival ‘worse than a transgender person’

A politician in India is getting criticism after referring to her opponent as “worse than a transgender person.”

Sadhana Singh, who represents Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the regional Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, made the comments at a rally on December 19.
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The elected politician had taken aim at Kumari Mayawati, the head of the rival Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), for entering an anti-BJP pact in the region with the Samajwadi Party (SP).

According to the Mumbai Mirror, Sadhana said: “Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati sold her dignity for power and joined hands with those who disrespected her… She is a blot on womankind.

“Cannot say if she can be counted among men or women, she is worse than a transgender person.”

The comments alluded to a 1995 violent incident in which BSP chief Mayawati was briefly held hostage by SP supporters.
Sadhana Singh criticised by India political leaders

The remarks led to a wave of criticism, with the National Commission for Women demanding an explanation from the politician.

BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra said that it shows “the level BJP has sunk to,” adding: “They do not have strength to win even a single seat in Uttar Pradesh.”

SP leader Akhilesh Yadav said: “These kind of derogatory comments are grossly unacceptable.

“It is a sign of BJP’s moral bankruptcy and desperation. This is also an insult to the women of the country.”

Sadhana Singh told News18 that she does not regret the comments, again accusing Mayawati of letting down “all women” by working with the SP.

However, she added in a statement: “My intention was not to insult anyone… I apologise if my words have caused grief to anyone.”

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Mark Latham #fundie pinknews.co.uk

Australian politician Mark Latham pledges to gut transgender rights

Australian One Nation politician Mark Latham has unveiled a series of new anti-transgender policy pledges.

Latham was once the leader of Australia’s centre-left Labor Party, but is now a member of the nationalist One Nation party, which he leads in New South Wales.
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Ahead of state elections in March, Latham has focused on transgender children, pledging to support a ban on them transitioning at school without permission from a doctor.

Mark Latham attacks ‘attention-seeking’ transgender children

In a January 20 policy announcement, Latham claimed: “One of the problems with gender fluidity in schools is that students can participate in it simply by ‘identifying’ as transgender.

“This leaves the system open to abuse, with some students milking transgender identification for special treatment or attention-seeking reasons.”

The politician added: “This problem is increasingly common in NSW high schools, urged on by Left-wing political activists.

“Schools made a big mistake when they stopped being places of learning and ventured into the world of mental health assessment and radical gender theory.”

He continued: “One Nation supports teachers who want a stable, productive learning environment in their school, avoiding the Mad Hatter situation and the powerlessness of staff.”

“Any student wanting to change their gender should have to present specialist medical advice and support to the school.

“This takes the matter out of the hands of students and gives teachers the State Government support they need to deal effectively with disingenuous and disruptive behaviour concerning gender.

“It also addresses the real mental health issue: bringing confusion and harm to young people by telling them gender is ‘socially constructed’ and ‘fluid’.”
One Nation’s Mark Latham wants to gut gender recognition laws

Latham also vowed to gut laws that allow transgender people to gain legal recognition in their chosen gender, and end easy legal recognition on all government forms.

Mirroring the policy stance taken by US President Donald Trump, he said: “In reality, with very few exceptions, people are born either male or female. To move away from this biological truth later in life is a serious matter requiring specialist medical evidence. It should not happen because of Leftist ideology, individual whims or novelty factors.

“One Nation does not believe that gender changes should be self-identified on NSW Government forms, permits and licences, such as those processed by Service NSW: agencies including Roads and Maritime Services, Department of Fair Trading and Births Deaths and Marriages.”

He added: “One Nation supports the introduction of a government rule across-the-board prohibiting individual self-identification.”

The politician claims he would allow some limited forms of gender recognition, provided trans people could provide “specialist medical evidence.”

As the current system of gender recognition requires medical evidence, it is unclear what exactly Latham is proposing.

NSW Labor politician Graham Perrett told the Mail: “He has nothing constructive to say about about Australian society.

“This is simply a shock tactic to extract more votes. I’m one of the parliamentary convenors for LGBTI and we take matters like these very seriously.”

Latham was a strong opponent of same-sex marriage during the country’s 2017 postal vote on the issue, claiming he was worried the law would allow transgender people to get married to people of the opposite sex.

The politician was sacked as a Sky News pundit in 2017 after he refused to apologise for describing a school child as “gay” on-air.

Once a fringe party, One Nation has seen a national growth in support in recent years.

The party’s national leader Pauline Hanson claimed in 2017 that same-sex marriage could lead to people marrying children.

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Jessica Fowler & Amber Harrell #fundie pinknews.co.uk

Two cis women arrested for groping trans woman

Police in North Carolina have arrested two women accused of sexually assaulting a trans woman in bathroom bar.

The two cisgender—meaning they identify with the gender assigned at birth—individuals, identified as 31-year-old Jessica Fowler and 38-year-old Amber Harrell, were both charged with second-degree kidnapping and sexual battery.
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Harrell was previously arrested for assault in March. She turned herself in over the weekend but was released on Monday (January 7) after posting a $50,000 bail.

Fowler turned herself in on Tuesday (January 8) and was placed in detention at the Wake County jail under a $30,000 bond, according to local news outlet The News & Observer.

North Carolina has been a focus point for clashes over transgender rights. A controversial measure forcing people to use facilities matching their birth certificate was finally rescinded last year.

The alleged incident took place inside the women’s bathroom of Raleigh’s Milk Bar on December 9, Raleigh Police told PinkNews.

The police also released a 911 call dated December 10, in which the unidentified caller seeks to make a report about what happened. (Voices have been modified to disguise the caller’s natural voice.)

The caller said the victim had gone to the bathroom to check in on her make up.

The two cis women appeared drunk and at first questioned the trans woman about her genitalia before becoming more physical.

“She pulls her shirt up and says, ‘Do you want to see my boobs?’ and she pressed [the victim] up against the wall with her bare chest,” the called said, describing the assault in the bathroom.

According to the arrest warrant, quoted by ABC 11, the cis women also touched the trans woman’s “buttocks and chest.”

The assault then continued outside the bathroom and at the bar, where the bartender could also witness how uncomfortable the trans woman was getting.

The caller can be heard saying: “She asked the girls two times to stop. The girl didn’t stop at first, so she forcefully had to tell the girl to stop—she was like groping [the victim’s] back, [the victim’s] stomach, it was uncomfortable.”

The caller also said that the victim suffered a panic attack as a result of the assault.

PinkNews contacted the company that owns Milk Bar, Bunch of Five Hospitality Co., for comment.

The company gave a statement to local news outlet Wral.com, saying they are cooperating with the police investigation.

The statement read: “Bunch of 5s handles all matters that threaten our patrons in a timely fashion to ensure their safety and ability to enjoy themselves at all of our locations.”

“This matter was handled with cooperation and full transparency with the Raleigh Police Department and the detective that was assigned this case. Bunch of 5s and Milk Bar seek to continue to welcome all patrons into a safe environment,” the statement said.

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Gabriel Camargo #sexist pinknews.co.uk

Colombian football chair calls women’s game a ‘lesbian breeding ground’

The president of a Colombian football club has apologised after he described a women’s game as a “lesbian breeding ground” and suggested that female players are alcoholics.

Gabriel Camargo, the chair of Deportes Tolima, said he didn’t mean to cause offence with his remarks about lesbians, reports France 24.
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“I declare it wasn’t my intention to offend women footballers, let alone undermine their fundamental rights of equality, non-discrimination, dignity, honor and good name,” he wrote in a letter shared by the club on social media.
Gabriel Camargo: I didn’t mean to cause offence with lesbian remark

It came after he insulted the Colombian women’s championship at a press conference in December.

“It’s going badly, it doesn’t give anything, not economically, not any of those things,” he said at the time.

“Apart from the problems you get with women, they’re more addicted to alcohol than men… Apart from that, I tell you, it’s a tremendous lesbian breeding ground.”

Colombian woman footballer criticises Gabriel Camargo over lesbian comment

Colombian women footballers from the country’s championship criticised the chair on social media for his comments.

Yoreli Rincón, who plays for Atletico Huila, hit out at Camargo on Twitter.

“President Camargo, don’t forget where your sons come from… A woman or do you want a woman footballer to iron clothes and bring you the club’s plates? Respect,” she wrote.

There are a number of top openly gay players in women’s football, including Nilla Fischer, who captains German side Wolfsburg, while homosexuality remains a taboo subject in the men’s game.

It’s not the first time the women’s game has been associated with lesbianism in a derogatory way.

In November, a 13-year-old girl from Wales said she was called a lesbian because she plays football.

And, in September 2017, a Russian footballer was asked whether she is a lesbian in a strange interview published by a blogger.

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Australian Immigration Officials #fundie pinknews.co.uk

Gay asylum seekers asked if they swallow semen in visa interviews

A gay couple seeking asylum in Australia were asked intrusive questions about their sex life, including whether they consumed each other’s semen, a BuzzFeed investigation has found.

The Bangladeshi couple, who were seeking refuge in Australia, were asked the personal questions in interviews with a government case officer in 2012.

BuzzFeed revealed the list of questions the gay asylum seekers were asked in their separate interviews at the then-Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s Sydney headquarters.
Gay Bangladeshi couple asked when they last had sex

In one interview, one of the men, called Applicant A, was asked about when he had last had sex with his boyfriend, known as Applicant B.

“Was it all over within minutes? Or a longer period? 30 minutes to one hour,” one of the men was asked.

He then interrogated Applicant A further, asking: “So you gave him oral sex. Did he ejaculate? Ejaculate … Did he reach a climax? Did he come?”

Other questions asked to the men included: “Why was drinking his cum a problem?”

Applicant A was also quizzed about going to get a sexual health check-up with his boyfriend.

“So when you were having oral sex, did you usually use a condom?” the officer asked.

In another interview, Applicant B was questioned about whether he had got a vaccination for HIV, and about a trip to Mardi Gras.

The pair’s protection visa applications were rejected by Australian authorities.
Later ruling finds gay asylum seeker questioning “very intimate”

The Refugee Review Tribunal later overturned the ruling in 2014, remarking that the questions were “very intimate” in its ruling.

However, authorities refused to tell BuzzFeed whether the couple were granted protection visas.

A Department of Home Affairs spokesperson told BuzzFeed that parts of the interviews were “inappropriate and insensitive,” adding that “appropriate action was taken in relation to this case.”

Anna Brown, the incoming CEO of LGBT+ rights group Equality Australia, told BuzzFeed: “There are numerous examples of inappropriate sexually explicit and stereotypical lines of questioning in Australian tribunals and courts.”

In the freedom of information request response to BuzzFeed, authorities noted that the department’s interview methods for LGBT+ asylum seekers had “shifted significantly” since 2012.

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General Bipin Rawat #fundie pinknews.co.uk

Indian Army general: We won’t allow gay sex

The Indian Army will continue to enforce regulations banning gay sex, despite the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the country.

Gay sex became legal in India in September 2018, when the country’s Supreme Court struck down British colonial-era law Section 377.
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However the head of the Indian Army, General Bipin Rawat said on Thursday (January 10) that the military will continue to enforce a ban on gay soldiers.
Indian Army ‘won’t follow’ decriminalisation of gay sex

Rawat told the media at a press conference: “We will not allow this to happen in the Army. LGBT issues… in the army, these are not acceptable.

“We will still be dealing with them under various sections of the Army Act. [It] will not be allowed to happen in the Indian Army.”

According to NDTV, he added: “We are not above the country’s law but when you join the Indian Army, some of the rights and privileges you enjoy are not what we have. Some things are different for us, but we are certainly not above the Supreme Court.

“We will have to see how we take a call, let us also see how it comes into the society, whether it’s accepted or not…I can’t say what will happen two years down the road.”
Indian Army laws written in 1950s ban ‘unnatural’ conduct

Despite the decriminalisation of gay sex, homosexuality in the Indian armed forces is still a prosecutable offence under three 1950s laws, the Army Act, the Navy Act and the Air Force Act.

The vaguely-written laws bar “any disgraceful conduct of a cruel, indecent or unnatural kind,” with “unnatural conduct” commonly interpreted in law as a euphemism for homosexuality.

Despite the push to decriminalise homosexuality across the world, many countries still maintain prohibitions on LGBT+ people serving in the armed forces.

The LGBT Military Index, which launched in 2014, studied 100 countries around the world and found that 50 permitted people to serve in the armed forces regardless of sexual orientation, and 50 did not.

Just 24 countries permit people to serve regardless of gender identity, with 76 countries including the United States maintaining a ban on trans troops.

In July 2017, US President Donald Trump abruptly announced on Twitter that all transgender servicepeople would be purged from the US armed forces, claiming they were a burden on the military.

The resulting policy has been repeatedly challenged in courts, and trans service personnel are currently able to continue serving as the policy continues to be subject to legal action.

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Tammy Bruce #sexist pinknews.co.uk

Fox News guest says without masculinity, ‘we would be living in caves’

Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce has said on live TV that if humans didn’t have masculinity, “we would be living in caves right now.”

Bruce told Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt on Thursday (January 10) that “the gay community especially should reject” the idea that masculinity can be toxic.
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Earlier this week, it was revealed that an American Psychological Association (APA) report warned of the dangers of a type of “traditional masculinity ideology,” which it said involved homophobia.

The APA report said that when boys are influenced by this form of toxic masculinity, they may “direct a great deal of their energy into disruptive behaviours such as bullying, homosexual taunting, and sexual harassment.”

During the Fox News segment, reported on by Media Matters for America, Bruce condemned this report while conflating the kind of toxic masculinity it mentions with all masculinity.

The right-wing radio host, who achieved notoriety last year when she said gingerbread people were “obviously men,” condemned the report as “political theory.”

She called it “obscene,” adding that “it has nothing to do with science, and it’s also bigotry.”

Bruce told viewers that the “modern world is the result of the male framework of wanting to move forward and create things,” before criticising the idea that your gender identity isn’t limited by stereotypes.

“This is the liberal, political ideology of arguing about gender fluidity,” she argued.

“In order to liberate men who don’t fit within, let’s say, a cultural norm, you don’t need to obliterate every other man in that process.”

Outburst from Tammy Bruce follows criticism of toxic masculinity

Bruce’s tirade came in the same week that Diplo shut down speculation about his sexuality with a viral tweet in which he said: “masculinity is a prison.”

The music producer behind hit songs like Ellie Goulding‘s “Close to Me”
was following in the footsteps of Billy Eichner.

Eichner responded to Kevin Hart stepping down as Oscars host in December by speaking out about toxic masculinity.

The actor and comedian tweeted: “I’ve been around in this business for a minute. As one of very few openly gay men in comedy who’s fortunate enough to work as much as I do, I will ALWAYS fight for my LGBTQ community to get the respect we deserve. ALWAYS.

“I’m no saint. We just wanted a little understanding, a little explanation,” he continued.

“Apologies are tough – they leave you vulnerable. Toxic masculinity is real. I deal with it in my own way too.”

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Natalie #fundie pinknews.co.uk

(=Perthshire Pride: Church of Scotland minister apologises to LGBT community for ‘cruelty and injustice’=)

This man does not speak for all of us Christians and the majority of us follow the Bible. We will never apologize for following the Word of God no matter how it makes you people feel. So you need to just get over it already.

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Jo Brown #fundie pinknews.co.uk

(=A Homophobic Commentor am sing why they where banned from a Gay Christians Blog=)

Jo Brown: Why did you block me from commenting on your blog Kimberly? I read you Comment Covenant and did not break any of its rules, but I did notice that you didn't stick to the process that would eventually lead to someone being blocked. (ie: What happened to the gentle warning?) I tried to get a message to you via the "contact us" link on your blog's host, with my reply to your comment, plus an add-on comment I wrote once I realised I couldn't post that reply due to you having blocked me. I don't know if that message will get to you.
My comments were cordial, but I suspect your bias prevents you from seeing that. By blocking me, it shows you aren't willing to accept others as you would like to be accepted yourself.

Kimberly Knight: Because my blog is akin to a table in my home and I would not permit anyone to sit at my table and abuse me or my guests. I have encountered way too many abusive trolls like yourself with way more time than grace on your hands to allow you to take over and spread your fear and loathing via my site. If you want to write your own blog, please feel free but you are in no way welcome at my table. Your comments were ANYTHING BUT cordial but thank you so much for giving me this opportunity to share my voice with even more readers. I will not respond to anything you post in any other forum whatsoever so I hope you find someone else's work to obsess over. For those who would like to check out my blog called Coming Out Christian you can find it at the following link: www.patheos.com/blogs/kimbe...

Thanks Jo!

Jo Brown: In that case, you're a coward Kimberly. You can't handle someone who doesn't fully agree with you. You can't even point out how exactly someone's post is "full of fear and loathing" or "unintelligent and ignorant". It is noteworthy that you never addressed any of the things I said, but merely engaged in an attack on me, and then took the coward's way out by blocking me so that I could not reply to you. You wrote a Comment Covenant with loads of platitudes about how we're all supposed to be nice and respectful of each other's viewpoint, and then you violate your own covenant by blocking me without warning, and adding a pious "peace be with you" greeting at the end. How hypocritical! Would Jesus act that way? Is that the way to act if you want acceptance? Is that how you build bridges? You're a fraud Kimberly, and your blog is nothing but a sycophant's club. You're not interested in debate, only in words that mollify your internal self-doubts. That's also why you cannot interpret my post in any way other than as an attack from someone who supposedly fears and loathes you. It seems from this that you want to be feared and loathed. You and the sycophantic commenters in your blog have the most obvious cognitive dissonance I have ever witnessed in a group of people. If your aim was to leave a feeling of distaste in people who encounter you, you have certainly achieved that goal. You won't win respect and acceptance from the non-gay community if you continue to act this way.

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Bob Katter #fundie pinknews.co.uk

An Australian MP has lashed out at gay people in a ridiculous rant, saying that “homosexual behaviour” from is responsible for suicides in the country.

Bob Katter, one of just four representatives who voted against Australia’s successful same-sex marriage bill just hours ago, also blamed LGBT people – who he said have only existed for a few decades – for murders. ? If that wasn’t enough, the Member for Kennedy in Queensland also accused gay people of killing children by donating infected blood.

Australian independent Bob Katter announces his decision to back opposition leader Tony Abbott to form government during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on September 7, 2010. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard retained power by a tiny, one-seat majority after winning the backing of two key independent MPs in the first hung parliament in decades. Katter, who has previously compared equal marriage to being eaten by a crocodile, sparked outrage with the rambling tirade, both in the House of Representatives and online.

During his rant, the anti-gay politician said: “The people advocating this proposition tonight, the LGBTIs, have maybe 60 years on their side. “I have 3.5 million years of genetic programming on my side, because we human beings, they tell us, have been around for 3.5 million years. “One thing that is absolutely certain is that we’ve all developed from heterosexual couples.”

Katter, who has claimed that homosexual people stole the word ‘gay,’ added that “this country continuously has the highest male juvenile suicide rates in the world”. But rather than back that statement up with statistics, Katter blamed – you guessed it – gay people.

“There is something going wrong here. We have an extraordinary incidence of homosexual behaviour in Australia compared with other nations, and I think the people who have been speaking for this bill would agree with me on that,” he said. After mentioning two murder cases involving only gay people, Katter made the absurd conclusion that these kind of homicides were scientifically more likely.

“There’s no doubt there is a DNA thing there, and some people can handle it but a lot of people can’t,” he told the chamber, before implying that there was a gay conspiracy. “There is a very, very ugly side to this, where the curtain comes down and we’re not allowed to talk about it,” said Katter.

Another LGBT conspiracy, he suggested, was that gay people had killed children by giving them infected blood. “They wanted equality in the giving of blood. “They said, ‘We as homosexuals have a right to give blood,’ so they did, and I think 72 children were injected with AIDS from the blood that was given. “It was hushed up,” he told his fellow lawmakers.

Katter also repeated the ridiculous argument put forward by the defeated No side ever since the postal vote began in September, namely that boys would be forced to wear traditionally female clothing. “If you want to make a young lad between the age of nine or 10 and 15 go to school wearing a dress, you’ll seriously mess with his head,” he said. The politician asked: “Do you think seriously that the LGBT group are going to stop here?”

It doesn’t seem that they will. After all, progress is neverending. Near the end of his speech, Liberal member Christopher Pyne stood up to tell Katter: “Bobby, this is rubbish.” Can’t argue with that.

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Waldemar Claudio de Carvalho and Rozangela Justino #fundie pinknews.co.uk

Brazil has re-legalised so-called “gay cure therapy” as a judge deemed homosexuality to be a “disease”.

Judge Waldemar Claudio de Carvalho overruled a 1999 resolution by the Federal Council of Psychology which prohibited the treatment of homosexuality by psychologists.

The federal judge in Brasília ruled in favour of a psychologist whose license was revoked for practising “conversion therapy”.

Evangelical Christian Rozangela Justino had her license stripped in 2016 after she advised patients to seek religious guidance to “cure” their homosexuality, which Justino considered to be a “disease”.

The ruling has been met with backlash.

The Federal Council of Psychology said that it “opens the dangerous possibility of the use of sexual reversion therapies”.

The Council pledged to contest the ruling, with president Rogério Giannini insisting they would be successful, having fought off numerous legal challenges in the past.

“There is no way to cure what is not a disease,” Giannini told the Guardian. “It is not a serious, academic debate, it is a debate connected to religious or conservative positions.”

David Miranda, one of the few openly gay politicians in the country, added that the decision was a “big regression to the progressive conquests that the LGBT community had in recent decades”.

“Like various countries in the world, Brazil is suffering a conservative wave,” he added.

Some of Brazil’s biggest celebrities have condemned the ruling including pop star Larissa Machado.

Machado, who is also known by her stage name Anitta, said that the country should be focusing on worse issues it has at hand.

“That’s what happens in my country. People dying, hungry, the government killing the country with corruption, no education, no hospitals, no opportunities … and the authorities are wasting their time to announce that homosexuality is a sickness,” she wrote on Instagram.

Ivete Sangalo, another huge music influence in the country, said: “The sick ones are those who believe in this grand absurdity”.

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St. Kentigern’s Academy staff #fundie pinknews.co.uk

A 16-year-old student in Scotland has been told that he cannot wear a Pride badge because it “promotes” homosexuality. The student, who wishes to remain anonymous, told PinkNews that after attending Edinburgh Pride during the weekend he returned to school with a small Pride badge on his uniform.

The circular badge is smaller than a £2 coin and has a heart with rainbow stripes. However, St. Kentigern’s Academy in Blackburn, West Lothian told the student that he could not wear the badge. The teen told us that the instructions came to him on behalf of the head teacher, Mr Sharkey. He was not initially told why he could not wear the badge and grew to be upset. “I was given no reason why, then after I got upset about it I was told by the teacher who told me to take it off that the school had ‘no problem’ with me being gay, but however I’m ‘promoting’ it by wearing the badge,” the teen said.

He explained that he refused to take the badge off. “I told them that I was refusing to take it off which was fed back to the head teacher. I was then told by another senior member of staff, who I had a really good dialogue with, the exact same thing.”

The school’s uniform policy states that students must not wear jewellery which could be seen to: encourage rivalry, cause offence, damage flooring, promote a message contrary to the values of the school of the council, carry advertising or could be used as a weapon.

The student told PinkNews that it was not unusual for people in the school to wear badges, with the school often providing badges for student roles.
He explained that he had hoped to wear the badge there because it was one of the few places he felt he could safely express his sexuality as he has not yet come out to his family.

Despite the school displaying posters promoting “love, faith, equality, inclusiveness, hope and respect”, the student was told that he did not need a badge to display his Pride. “I was told by the senior staff member that the school was okay with my sexuality, I just can’t promote ‘it’. “I said to her that I wore the badge because it was the only place where I feel safe about my sexuality and she told me ‘you don’t need to wear a badge for that’.”

The whole situation has left the student feeling uncomfortable in his school. “I feel shocked by the whole thing as well as scared as I no longer feel comfortable going to school. “I feel I am going into a place where there’s homophobia from staff members. Which feels much more scarier than when I encountered the same from other pupils,” he explained. The student added that he hopes policy surrounding LGBT issues will be revisited to avoid similar mishaps in the future.

“I feel there is a lack of understanding of what I am wearing, its significance, what it stands for, as well as what it doesn’t stand for,” he added. A West Lothian Council spokesperson told PinkNews: “Pupils at St Kentigern’s are asked to remove all non-school related badges from their uniforms.

“West Lothian Council is committed to equal rights for LGBT people and is the main supporter of West Lothian Pride. We are also a Stonewall Diversity Champion for our work to promote inclusivity.”

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Ku Klux Klan #fundie pinknews.co.uk

The Ku Klux Klan is taking aim at the LGBT community – who they believe should be killed in order to end the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Leaders from the Louisiana chapter of the group have distributed fliers urging people to join their group and slaughter gay people in an effort to “save our land, join the Klan, white power.”

“Stop Aids: Support Gay Bashing,” one of the flyers read. “Homosexual men and their sexual acts are disgusting and inhuman.”

“Our race is our nation,” reads another.

The fliers are signed “Loyal White Knights of the KKK” and include a website address and phone number to call for those interested in joining the genocide.

WSBTV reports the Newton County Sheriff Office has launched an investigation, following several complaints by residents who found the flyers placed on their driveways and lawns.

Bessemer Deputy Police Chief Mike Roper told AL.com the flyers were “very offensive”.

WSBTV reports the Newton County Sheriff Office has launched an investigation, following several complaints by residents who found the flyers placed on their driveways and lawns.

Bessemer Deputy Police Chief Mike Roper told AL.com the flyers were “very offensive”.

“I mean, I guess it’s kind of repulsive, you know,” Louisiana resident Patrick Sarver told WWL-TV.

“I mean, I don’t discriminate against any group and I don’t feel like anyone around here should be discriminated against either.”

Another woman who asked not to be identified told the news station that she is “extremely hurt by” the fliers.

“As a member of the gay community,” she said, “I think it shows the ignorance of society still.”

The FBI said it is investigating the issue.

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Amina Yusurova #fundie pinknews.co.uk

A model and celebrity in Kyrgyzstan has said that LGBT people should be “blown up”.

Amina Yusurova wrote on Facebook that people of “non-traditional orientation” should be rounded up on an island.
Referring to LGBT+ people she then says people should “blow them all up on one island.”

The director of the Kyrgyzstan World Beauty Congress also took aim at female sex workers.

She said that “women of low social responsibility” should also be “on that island”.

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Yusurova wrote: “Round up all the people of non-traditional orientation and blow them all up on one island.”

The 29-year-old suggests that people damage the reputation of Kyrgyzstan and specifically its capital Bishkek.

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Pope Francis #fundie pinknews.co.uk

Pope Francis is being criticized for denouncing schools that are accepting of transgender children.

The Vatican has released a transcript of Pope Francis’ remarks about gender – and he’s not very happy with the growing acceptance of trans people in society.

“Today, in schools they are teaching this to children – to children! – that everyone can choose their gender,” he said in a closed-door meeting with Catholic bishops last week.

Francis added that the increased visibility of trans people is due to “ideological colonizing” through textbooks financed by wealthy people and institutions in “very influential countries” – which he believes is “terrible”.
However, he declined to name any specific countries, people or institutions.

He also quoted his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI: “Speaking with Pope Benedict, who is well and has a clear mind, he was telling me, ‘Holiness, this is the epoch of sin against God the Creator, he’s intelligent! God created man and woman, God created the world this way, this way, this way, and we are doing the opposite.'”

Pope Francis is seen by many as progressive in terms of acceptance of the LGBT community, after saying the Church should apologize to gay people in June, but clearly, these sentiments have a breaking point.

Kelsey Louie, CEO of Gay Men’s Health Crisis, said he was “saddened and disturbed” by the Pope’s remarks.

He added, “Our children deserve to know that of course they have the right to choose, and GMHC applauds all schools that teach students not to oppress who they are, but instead live the life as the gender they most identify with.”

Mr Louie also noted that in the wake of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, “what we need now is for our world leaders to spread messages of tolerance and acceptance.”

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Sharon #fundie pinknews.co.uk

I told u about this show on E,. These people are lgbtq and now they want to identify as aliens. And we wonder why trump won, time to go back to a mandatory Christian society, this lifestyle and the whole Islam thing is a threat to Christianity in the west,

Men wanting to be woman; women wanting to men.....men marrying men and banning the term ' first lady'.... teens planning suicide bombs....this wa snot happening in the west during the 90s.

This is the kind of society you get when you take Jesus, king of Israel out of society,

Many people think like me, they just won't publicly admit. Expect trump to win in 4 years.

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Rita Strakosha #fundie pinknews.co.uk

A self-published “study” claims that eating too many fatty foods can cause homosexuality or make you transgender.

Author Rita Strakosha, who says she has “an M.P.S. degree in Clinical Psychology from Albanian University”, sent the 56-page document to PinkNews after self-publishing it as an e-book on Amazon.

In the document, which she has also put up for free on her website, attempts to link homosexuality to an unhealthy diet.

It claims: “Homosexuals… [often eat] large amounts of high glycemic index foods and fat, or eating an imbalanced diet, leaning toward carbohydrates. Some studies show an increased rate of obesity among homosexuals.

“Gay men, lesbian and bisexual women report a higher odds of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption than straight men and women.

“Access to a high calorie diet and alcoholic drinks was limited to the social elite circles in the past. Homosexuality as well appears to have been more frequent among that group.”

The paper ties homosexuality to fats, sugars and alcohol, proceeding to claim that cutting them out of your diet can “prevent the return of homosexual attractions”.

It argues that following a healthy diet with no sugar and sleeping adequately will ‘cure’ homosexuality in an individual and prevent its return.

It directs people to avoid “steer clear of… heavy or rich foods, fatty or fried meals, spicy dishes, citrus fruits and carbonated drinks”, if they want to stay heterosexual

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Chechen Police and Ramzan Kadyrov #fundie pinknews.co.uk

Chechnya’s police force has issued a chilling warning to the parents of gay men.

According to a survivor’s account, the authorities have instructed parents in the region to murder their gay children for “honour”.

Police are threatening parents with the line: “Either you do it, or we will,” one man who survived the brutality has said.

The man, whose identity has been protected for his own safety, told France 24 that he had managed to escape from one of the gay concentration camps set-up by Chechen authorities.

Police told parents of gay men to “sort it out” or risk authorities taking matters into their own hands.

“They tell the parents to kill their child,” he told the news channel.

“They say, ‘Either you do it, or we will.’

“They call it ‘Cleaning your honour with blood,'” he explained.

Last week local news reported that four more concentration camps had been discovered, meaning there are now at least six camps holding gay and bi men.

The survivor says police gave family members an ultimatum: “They tortured a man for two weeks [then] they summoned his parents and brothers who all came.

“The authorities said to them: ‘Your son is a homosexual — sort it out or we’ll do it ourselves’.”
The victim added: “We’ve always been persecuted, but never like this.

“Now they arrest everyone. They kill people, they do whatever they want.”

A spokesperson for Russian president Vladimir Putin has claims there is no evidence for the attacks.

Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s Press Secretary, claimed that investigators have found no evidence to support reports of the purge, according to Associated Press.

Germany’s leader Angela Merkel challenged Putin to his face, calling for him to end the reported abuses.

It comes after Britain’s deputy foreign secretary revealed Chechnya’s President Kadyrov wanted the elimination of gay men in the region before Ramadan.

Sir Alan Duncan, Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, told parliament: “Human rights groups report that these anti-gay campaigns and killings are orchestrated by the head of the Chechen republic, Ramzan Kadyrov.

“He has carried out other violent campaigns in the past, and this time he is directing his efforts at the LGBT community.”

“Sources have said that he wants the [LGBT] community eliminated by the start of Ramadan.”

The minister added: “Such comments, attitudes and actions are absolutely beyond contemptible.”

These allegations have been supported by human rights groups, and led to the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights, UK and US governments to call for the Kremlin to investigate.

Editors of Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, who exposed the human rights abuses, say they fear that the “entire staff” on the paper are at serious risk following the expose.

The paper’s staff have reported hundreds of gay men had been detained and some killed in the region of Russia.

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Jeff Amyx #fundie pinknews.co.uk

A hardware shop in Tennessee is selling ‘no gays allowed’ hats – presumably for when you don’t want any gay people climbing on your head.

Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies in Washburn, Tennessee spotted the supposed market niche for hideously homophobic clothing that is also straight-up hideous, only coming in totally-heterosexual khaki.

Store owner Jeff Amyx appears to be trying to make some kind of statement, having failed to garner enough media attention earlier this year when he banned gays from his own store, erecting a ‘no gays allowed’ sign.

As well as the $5 caps, Amyx says he also sells anti-gay bumper stickers, that say ‘Choose God or gays’. He claims both items are so popular that they’ve already sold out.

Rambling to local media outlet WATE, Amyx said: “I just don’t agree with their lifestyle. I don’t want any part of it. I don’t want it around me and I’ll never agree with it.”

He added that”God created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve” – though it’s unclear whether he was being straight-up homophobic or hinting at the next slogan for his fashion range.

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Republican Congressman Randy Weber #fundie pinknews.co.uk

Republican Congressman cries as he begs God to ‘forgive’ America for gay marriage

An emotional Republican Congressman sobbed his way through a speech begging God to forgive the “sins” of equal marriage.

Randy Weber is a member of the United States House of Representatives, and has represented Texas’ 14th congressional district since 2013.

He made an appearance last night at an ultra-conservative religious event, titled ‘Washington – A Man of Prayer’. A video appears below.

At the event, Weber led a prayer begging for God’s “forgiveness” for America’s sins, openly weeping as he addressed same-sex marriage.

He said: “Father, we have trampled on your holy institution of holy matrimony and tried to rewrite what it is and we’ve called it an alternate lifestyle.”

Welling up and beginning to cry, he said: “Father, oh Father, please forgive us!”
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The lawmaker continued to sob as he begged for God’s forgiveness for abortion, saying “Father, we’re killing our descendants and we’re calling it a choice. Oh Lord, forgive us.”

He continued: “Lord, forgive our sins. Help us to get back on your path, to a true understanding of ‘blessed is the nation whose god is Lord’.

“Let that please be us. Don’t remove your hand of protection from us, Father, please.

“Forgive us our manifold sins, and bring us back to your mercy, father, I beg of you. I plead with you.”

Weber has a long anti-LGBT history.

He previously backed a bill called the ‘State Marriage Defense Act’, seeking to limit federal recognition of gay weddings after the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down.

Explaining the bill, he said: “Maybe [there will] be a groundswell where people can get behind this and say, ‘Look, we’re tired of activist judges just systematically destroying the foundation of the family by throwing out a lot of these laws that people have voted for.’

“You’ve got to be watching the absolute insanity out of some of these judges across the country… they have just thrown the entire country, in my opinion, into turmoil with a lot of these judges saying, ‘Well, it’s a right, the people of those states cannot choose what they want their state to look like’.”

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Bawa Singh Jagdev #fundie pinknews.co.uk

A Sikh community leader has told the Australian Senate that marriage equality “will destroy the whole human race”.

Bawa Singh Jagdev, who has received the Order of Australia, also suggested that gay men should refer to their relationships as “homo unions” as he tried to encourage the chamber not to introduce equal marriage.

As part of his submission to the Senate’s inquiry, Mr Jagdev, who is secretary of the National Sikh Council of Australia and responded on its behalf, said: “What the proponents of the bill are proposing and supporting is against the law of nature.

“God created humans on this planet to propagate the human race and not to destroy it. This bill will destroy the whole human race.”

Although he was not against same-sex relationships, he stated they shouldn’t interfere with the current definition of marriage.

“Give it a different name, such as homo union and recognise the relationship,” he added.

When approached by BuzzFeed, Mr Jagdev reiterated his comments that equal marriage would destroy the world.

He said: “If a gay person marries another gay person, they won’t produce anything.

“Suppose they adopt a kid and he becomes gay. How will the population increase?

“After a few years, or centuries, there won’t be anybody left.

“There won’t be any woman or man. It will be finished.”

He added that children raised in gay households will probably become gay because they will just copy their parents.

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National Union Of Students #fundie pinknews.co.uk

The National Union of Students’ LGBT Campaign has passed a motion calling for the abolition of representatives for gay men – because they “don’t face oppression” in the LGBT community.

The NUS LGBT+ Campaign discussed the issue at its annual conference, which took place in Sheffield this week.

At the event, delegates passed a motion that blames “cis gay men” for “misogyny, transphobia, racism and biphobia”. It says: “Misogyny, transphobia, racism and biphobia are often present in LGBT+ societies. This is unfortunately more likely to occur when the society is dominated by white cis gay men.”

The motion continues to call on LGBT societies at universities – many of whom have dedicated reps for lesbians, trans people, bi people and gay men – to abolish the role for gay men.

It continues: “The reps system exists to ensure that societies committees can always have a reserved place for groups which disproportionately face oppression within the LGBT+ community. “Gay men do not face oppression as gay men within the LGBT+ community and do not need a reserved place on society committees.”

It goes on to “encourage LGBT+ Societies that have a gay men’s rep to drop the position”.

The motion was passed – despite other resolutions at the same conference highlighting that men who have sex with men are disproportionately at risk of HIV, and disproportionately at risk of violence.

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Franklin Graham #fundie pinknews.co.uk

The head of a Christian charity appears to have declared war on gay people – claiming they are “the enemy” and should be thrown out of churches.

Pastor Franklin Graham, the head of global Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse, made the comments in a radio Q&A with Focus on the Family.

The pastor, whose charity runs the annual shoebox appeal, claimed: “We have allowed the enemy to come into our churches.

“I was talking to some Christians and they were talking about how they invited these gay children to come into their home and to come into the church and that they were wanting to influence them.

“And I thought to myself, they’re not going to influence those kids, those kids are going to influence those parents’ children.

“What happens is we think we can fight by smiling and being real nice and loving… we have to understand who the enemy is and what he wants.

“He wants to devour our homes. He wants to devour this nation.”

He continued: “We have to be so careful who we let our kids hang out with.

“We have to be so careful who we let into the churches. You have immoral people that get into the churches and it begins to affect the others in the church and it is dangerous.”

“I’m going to encourage the Church to take a stand for Christ. Homosexuality has been allowed into our schools – that’s why I want to get the school boards back.

“Homosexuality is taught to be OK in our universities, and you have all these diversity classes and all these nice names that they come up with promoting and pushing homosexuality.”

He added: “You cannot stay gay and continue to call yourself a Christian. You can’t do it.

“We have allowed sin to come into our churches, and we need to repent of our sins.”

Graham has recently praised Vladimir Putin’s support anti-gay laws, and claimed that homosexuals “take people’s children”.

He told a Russian newspaper: “I very much appreciate that President Putin is protecting Russian young people against homosexual propaganda. If only to give them the opportunity to grow up and make a decision for themselves.”

Repeating disturbing rhetoric used by anti-LGBT activists in Russia, he said: “Homosexuals cannot have children, they can take other people’s children.”

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Julia Gasper #fundie pinknews.co.uk

A former UKIP chair has claimed that David Bowie was a gay member of the Nazi party who “dabbled” in the occult.

Julia Gasper was previously Chair of UKIP Oxford – and currently serves as a Parish Councillor for Risinghurst and Sandhills for the English Democrats Party.

The English Democrats have been in the news recently after candidate Winston McKenzie appeared on Celebrity Big Brother – and caused controversy with a claim that same-sex parenting is ‘child abuse’.

Dr Gasper, a staunch critic of the LGBT rights movement, hit out at late singer David Bowie in a tirade just a day after his death.

She claimed on her blog: “David Bowie was not the only famous queer Nazi, not by a long, long way.
“In fact there is a remarkable affinity between the two things. Many famous queers have been Nazis and vice versa.

“The Brixton skinhead Bowie is an example of something rather widespread and typical.”

She also raises Bowie’s lyrical references to mysticism, claiming he “dabbled in the occult” and referenced occultist Aleister Crowley.
Dr Gasper added: “Nazis in Germany had a similar fascination with occult, pagan and pseudo-mystic ideas that lent a veneer of intellectual respectability to their immoral doctrines.”

The politician last stood for the English Democrats in 2014’s European Elections, where the party managed to scrape just 0.76% of the vote in the region, winning just 17,771 votes.

She had previously called for PinkNews readers to be sectioned, called for Grindr to be banned, and claimed Daniel Radcliffe and a “queer mafia” were responsible for “victimising” former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich into stepping down.

Dr Gasper also claimed that a “PinkNews mafia” caused the actor Rupert Everett to seek police protection. She wrote: “They [PinkNews] even bombard other homosexuals such as Rupert Everett with hate-mail and death-threats when he says anything against their agenda. He recently had to seek police protection because the PinkNews mafia had put him on its hit-list.”

Dr Gasper has also claimed that World AIDS Day “congratulates” people for “spreading this disease”, said she hoped “guilt” killed “queer gangsters” over same-sex marriage, and described PinkNews as a “vile rabid dog” of “homosexual bullies”.

The English Democrats leadership previously insisted that Gasper was “factually correct” to complain that there are too many gay MPs in Parliament.

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Amit Kumar Maurya #fundie pinknews.co.uk

[Screenshots of this letter were posted on Pink News.]

A Scam Bigger Than VYAPAM?
How Gay Students Are Cheating In Exams

I am giving this information at risk to my life. Please read.

Due to social stigma, gays (LGB) hide their sexual orientation from the society. However, using internet and smartphones (equiped with gps, 3g and apps), gays are able to connect with each other. Hence, there exists a large network of gays which is invisible to the straight population. Such network exists throughout the country. Gays use the network to help each other. Messaging apps help them to coordinate in real time. The gay network is very powerful because of its invisibility, large size and strong bonding among members. Add to that, the fact that around 5-10% of MPs, MLAs, local politicians, senior beaurocrats, police officers, billionaires and top corporate executives must be gays. They are very likely to use their power to promote their community, sometimes legally and other times not so much. In fact, it seems a lot of gay students are misusing the network to cheat in exams and get admissions in good colleges. This could bea scam far bigger than VYAPAM, and could be going on for last 5-10 years, or even more. This scam might be happening all over the country, not just Mumbai.

[...]

Admission to colleges, especially top colleges, requires passing an entrance examination. Preparation for conducting such examination requires a lot of human involvement. A number of professors have to prepare the question papers. Very likely the college's computers are used for preparing the same. These computers are controlled by the system department of the college, which itself employs a number of people. A group of people is responsible for printing and sealing the question papers. In this entire chain, it is very likely that a few persons are gays. Also, the gay network can ensure that some of them, if not most, are gays. once one of them gets hold of the paper, the same is circulated to the gay students using the network. Once gay students get admissions, they can be assisted again by gay members of the institute in the semester exams using the same modus operandi. It seems this is happening in IGIDR, Goregaon (E), Mumbai, which is one of the best colleges in economics. It seems a number of professors are gay, and admissions are given to (mostly) gay students. Is this happening in other top colleges? Clearly, high school board exams, SET etc are much easier targets for the network. It is easy to see that online examinations are also very vulnerable. The gay network executes such crimes so that the gay students get admissions into good colleges, they get good jobs, and they can occupy powerful and decision making positions, which will strengthen the gay community and help them in their fight for equality.

It is easy to see that the powerful gay network can be misused in many other ways. Please share this with your friends and family. If possible, please xerox this page and distribute to create awareness and to stop this scam.

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tiglath pileser #fundie pinknews.co.uk

I am afraid with the gays it is not a matter of live and let live. This is a zero sum game in which the winner takes all and the losers leave with nothing.
We tolerated the gays, just as we did with Muslims and welcomed them to become integrated into society but this was not want they wanted. What they wanted was to totally dominate society, suppress freedom speech and expunge anyone from the public space who would not conform to Pink Law,or Shariah.
Both Islam and the gaystapo have one aim in common and that is to destroy the Christian faith and Biblicaly defined marriage and family.
Do not think for one minute that Islam and homosexuality are incompatible. Lord Waheed Ali who was instrumental in getting so much queer legislation through Parliament and Pav Akhtar who at one time was responsible for the professional development of over 40,000 teachers are gay Muslims.
The gays are not an oppressive minority. Stonewall dominates Parliament and all major organs of the public service.
But thankfully, this cannot last forever, what goes up comes down. Get ready for the crash.

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Paul Rimmer #fundie pinknews.co.uk

Paul Rimmer, a former UKIP candidate, has said that Liverpool FC is cursed by God because the club attended this year’s Liverpool Pride.

He said on Facebook: “From the Bible, Sodomy defiles a Nation. Those who promote it will be punished & vomited out of the Land. In 2012 Liverpool FC sponsored the City’s Gay Pride Parade. Unless they repent they will be under a continual curse.

“Liverpool were amazing last year, but the title was denied them.

“Everyone knows homosexuality is wrong, but now we have to pretend its nice and normal and anyone who points out it’s a perversion is evil. This is a deep moral and spiritual sickness in our nation.”

Mr Rimmer stood as a UKIP candidate in 2011 before being kicked out of the party for having been a member of the BNP. He stood for the English Democrats this year and received 60 votes.

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Mat Staver and Matt Barber #fundie pinknews.co.uk

Two radio hosts are worried that same-sex marriage will cause straight men to start cheating on their wives with other men.

Mat Staver and Matt Barber, of the Liberty Council, made the comments on the group’s ‘Faith and Freedom’ radio show.
The pair quoted research suggesting that gay men are more likely to have open relationships, and used it to suggest that it would ‘undercut’ fidelity in straight marriages too.

The pair claimed: “Same sex so-called marriage would undercut the norm of sexual fidelity within marriage. One of the biggest threats poses to marriage overall is that it would probably undercut the norm of sexual fidelity in marriage.

“We know this to be the case, a number of studies have shown that for same-sex homosexual males, monogamy isn’t part of the equation.

“We know that women serve to domesticate men.

“That’s not an opinion, that’s the social science that shows that women ultimately bring men into their role as father, as provider, and protector for the household and they domesticate men and that lends itself toward monogamy.”

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American Family Association #fundie pinknews.co.uk

The American Family Association has claimed that by pledging not to discriminate against their customers, Mississippi businesses are ‘bullying’ Christians.

The campaign was born after the state’s Governor, Phil Bryant, signed a ‘religious freedom’ law, protecting businesses who discriminate against gay customers.
The bill prevents authorities from placing a “burden on a person’s right to the exercise of religion”.

Equality Mississippi says in two weeks it has distributed over 500 of the stickers, which state: “We don’t discriminate – If you’re buying, we’re selling!”

AFA spokesman Buddy Smith said: “If you do that, you are agreeing with these businesses that Christians no longer have the freedom to live out the dictates of their Christian faith and conscience.

“It’s not really a buying campaign, but it’s a bully campaign, and it’s being carried out by radical homosexual activists who intend to trample the freedom of Christians to live according to the dictates of scripture.

“They don’t want to hear that homosexuality is sinful behaviour – and they wish to silence Christians and the church who dare to believe this truth.

Benson Hill, president of the Equality Mississippi Foundation, said at their launch: “Through this program, customers will know which companies are dedicated to providing their goods and services to all, without discrimination of any kind.”

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Joseph Sciambra #fundie pinknews.co.uk

US gay porn star turned ‘ex-gay’ Christian fundamentalist Joseph Sciambra has recorded a bizarre video where he claims that anal sex causes gay men to give birth to the devil.

In the video, Sciambra who formerly appeared in gay porn for many years says that after finding God, he sought hospitalisation following damage caused to his rectum that meant he had to have his “sphincters almost stitched shut.”

In the video he said: “I’m going to talk about the devil and why he loves anal sex. Anal sex releases into the world rare demonic entities and that even in the body could be conceived as the devil and that would be given birth to anally.

Describing his experiences in the porn industry he said:”There is a definite dark shadow when you are involved with this stuff. I did BDSM bondage porn.”

Warning the viewers of his ministry, Sciambra said :The anus was never designed by nature to accommodate the penis. It just wasn’t meant to be. When you do get involved with that activity it causes a lot of physical damage- I can testify that first hand. When I got out of porn, I started having problems straight away. About two years later, I had surgery, it was horrible I had to have my sphincters almost stitched shut.”

Concluding his video, the former porn star tells viewers about the “spiritual and mental damage that anal sex can do. I do believe that it creates a doorway literally into the demonic, the supernatural.”

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Linda Harvey #fundie pinknews.co.uk

Linda Harvey, a host of the Ohio based Christian radio station WRFD has warned that the passing of same-sex marriage laws might cause Jesus Christ to marry another man.

The Christian radio host this month said that same-sex marriage encourages children to have gay sex and that gay people aren’t human and should therefore not be protected under the US constitution.

Now discussing the fact that under the implementation of same-sex marriage in some states have caused the words ‘bride’ and ‘groom’ to be replaced with ‘person A’ and ‘person B’, the host considers what would happen if Jesus came back to earth.

She began :”On official marriage documents, the words ‘bride’ and ‘groom’ were going to disappear. When advocates of homosexual marriage say how would two men or two women being allowed to marry change your marriage, here’s one way. Nonsense like this starts showing up and the legitimacy of man-woman marriage is automatically on defense against pretenders to the throne.”

She warned: “Homosexuality, far from being marriage, is always a grave sin in Scripture.”

Switching to Jesus, Mrs Harvey said: “A Christian concept that illustrates the unchanging standard of man and woman as the model for marriage: in the New Testament, Jesus is referred to several times as the ‘bridegroom.’ And when he returns, he will return as a bridegroom seeking his bride: the church, which is the body of all believers, also called the Bride of Christ. It’s a beautiful analogy.

“What happens to such a concept in a same-sex marriage? Does Jesus as bridegroom seek another groom? No, that would be a twisted and frankly offensive spin on a profound and marvelous concept.”

She concluded: “As Christians, we must never accept the idea of same-sex marriage. It certainly doesn’t work as sound Christian doctrine and it will be shown before long not to work as revolutionary secular law either.”