Metropolitan Community Church (Homosexual Denom.) minister’s drug and sex party leads to death
October 3rd, 2011
FERNDALE, MI – A minister and police chaplain from the gay christian denomination Metropolitan Community Church has been removed from his duties after a drug and sex party at his home resulted in the death of another man.
WDIV in Detroit carried the story [source]
A 43-year-old man died after a sex party Sept. 20 at the Ferndale Police chaplain’s house. Police Chaplain Rev. Mark Bidwell [facebook], who is also the minister at Ferndale’s Metropolitan Community Church, called 911 Wednesday morning to report a man at his home had stopped breathing.
“I’ve got someone who has apparently stopped breathing,” Bidwell said. He said he met the man, Steven Fitch, of Lincoln Park, on a website the night before. Bidwell told police he invited Fitch over to his house for sex and that he didn’t know anything about him.911 dispatcher: “How old is he?” Bidwell: “Honestly, I don’t even know. We just met today.” Police said Fitch brought crystal methamphetamine to Bidwell’s home and injected himself.
Fitch later died at a hospital. Bidwell told police that Fitch injected him with the drug as well. The men had sex and invited a third man over to join the party, police said. The 911 dispatcher asked Bidwell if Fitch was using any narcotics. “Um. I don’t know,” Bidwell told the dispatcher. Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter said Bidwell is a respected member of the gay community and is involved in the entire Ferndale community. “This is not the Rev. Bidwell that I or most of us know,” Coulter said. “I am shocked and sad and worried for him. “Police said Bidwell has been relieved of his chaplain duties at the Ferndale Police Department.Police also said there was no evidence to charge Bidwell. Bidwell did not respond to Local 4′s request for comments.
This was apparently something the “respected member” of the community engaged in on a regular basis. Birdwell told police he met the man on a gay sex website and invited him over for sex.
Presbyterian Church USA to Ordain First Gay Minister
By Allison Summers | Christian Post Contributor
Scott Anderson, an official with the Wisconsin Council of Churches, is set to be the first openly homosexual man to be ordained a pastor in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Saturday.
"The decision to remove sexual conduct from PC(USA) ordination vows is symptomatic of a deeper, ongoing struggle within the church over the authority of holy scripture," said Presbyterian Action Committee Chairman Gary Green. "This action stands in contradiction to the PCUSAUSA confessions of faith, which continue to teach that faithful Christians have the choice either to be faithful in marriage or chaste in singleness."
The ordination comes after a majority of presbyteries in the PC(USA) voted to remove the "fidelity/chastity" standard from the church constitution earlier this year. In July, the standard was changed from one that required either a single man to remain chaste or a married man to remain faithful to his wife, but the new requirement does not address guidance for sexual behavior, nor does it include a biblical reason for why non-marital sexual relationships are now acceptable for ordained ministers.
While the denomination's Book of Confessions still professes that sexual relations should be reserved for marriage between a man and a woman, its ambiguity is flexible enough so that those wishing to do so may ordain church leaders in same-sex or opposite-sex relationships outside of marriage.
The issue of homosexuality has always been a hot-button issue in the Christian community and has many divided on the notion that it is an abomination or a sin to live a homosexual lifestyle.
In response to a blog post on the topic of Anderson's ordination titled "Meet Scott Anderson" by John Shore, user Christocentric posted:
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"A huge mistake many churches are ignoring in having Gay pastors or accepting homosexuality is ignoring God’s description of love: “. . .does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth.;”… (1 Corinthians 13:6).True love rejoices in TRUTH and not INIQUITY (immorality)."
Another user, Mindy stated, "The fact that God would damn his own creations for simply being honest about who they are and who they love goes against everything Jesus taught about love."
However, not all members of the PCUSA agree with the move to ordain open homosexual ministers, and some feel the ordination goes against biblical teachings that homosexuality should be condemned. A conservative group within the Presbyterian denomination, Presbyterians for Renewal, stated the possibility of disassociating with the PC(USA) over conflicting beliefs.
Additionally, the Westboro Baptist Church, a faction infamous for picketing the funerals of soldiers and homosexuals, posted on their website that they plan to make an appearance at the ordination.
November 11, 2011 Friday 11.11.11 Bill Wilson
Penn State University is in the headlines over the acts of a homosexual pedophile and the university’s complicity in an assistant coach who violated several young boys.
Coach Joe Paterno did not stop it or to bring in police.
Children were abused. The abuser was a homosexual pedophile, not Joe Paterno.
Now those who participated in a cover up have perpetrated a horrible act against humanity. But the culprit is homosexuality.
Homosexuality is an abomination unto the Lord.
The children and their families lives will be forever changed by this vile and disgusting behavior.
It wasn’t Joe Paterno who abused those children. The man who did it was a homosexual.
ALL homosexual acts are perverted.
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
This is how serious a sin homosexuality is to God and how God wished it to be handled among his people.
If you want a New Testament picture of how homosexuality is viewed, Romans 1:21 through 32 words like
vile affections, reprobate mind, dishonor their own bodies, concluding, they which commit such things are worthy of death.
Nowadays, however, homosexuality is on just about every TV show.
Its taught in public schools as normal. It is a protected class.
Homosexuals compare themselves with blacks regarding discrimination.
I can tell you that I have met former homosexuals, but I have never met a former black man.
11 November 2011 MarketWatch
Moody's Investors Service said late Friday that it may downgrade the rating on about $1 billion of Penn State's debt because of rising credit risks stemming from a child sexual abuse scandal.
Moody's has a Aa1 revenue bond rating on Penn State.
"We will monitor possible emerging risks emanating from potential lawsuits/settlements, weaker student demand, declines in philanthropic support, changes in state relationship and significant management or governance changes," Moody's said in a statement.
Having been pulled from an exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution, a film which features ants crawling on a crucifix and a man stitching his mouth together will go on display as part of a larger homosexual exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, New York.
The nation’s second largest art museum, CNSNews.com reported last week, will feature A Fire In My Belly, a film by David Wojnarowicz, a homosexual producer who unsurprisingly died of AIDS, within an exhibit titled “Hide and Seek.”
“Hide and Seek” appeared at the Smithsonian at last year, subsidized by federal tax dollars, but the museum pulled the film after GOP elected officials complained. Now the Brooklyn Museum, also funded by state, federal, and city tax dollars, will show the film.
Part of the larger “Hide and Seek” exhibit, which landed just before Christmas last year at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, A Fire in My Belly, critics note, is an amateurish attempt to say something, but about the only message it imparts is that its homosexual creator was a disturbed and tortured soul for whom a viewer should feel pity.
As CNS described the film, “[t]he four-minute version of the video shown in the exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery shows, among other images, ants crawling over the image of Jesus on a crucifix, two halves of a loaf of bread being sewn together, the bloody mouth of a man being sewn shut, a hand dropping coins, a man undressing, a man's genitals, a bowl of blood, and mummified humans.”
CNS also divulged some of the demented catalog material the Smithsonian published with taxpayer money:
A portrait of the video’s creator David Wojnarowicz, buried up to his face, is also in the exhibit. The catalog description says of the image: “Here, on the brink of a premature death, Wojnarowicz is at once disappearing peacefully into the American landscape and being violently suffocated by it.”
The Smithsonian-published catalog also notes (p. 54) that “Wojnarowicz earned a reputation for public, and for many, an utterly cathartic, portrait of rage.” It then quotes a passage from Wojnarowicz’s 1991 book, Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration, in which the artist writes of daydreaming about shooting darts dipped in HIV-positive blood into the necks of politicians and expresses his enmity for “walking swastikas that wear religious garments.”
“… and I’m waking up more and more from daydreams of tipping Amazonian blowdarts in ‘infected blood’ and spitting them at the exposed necklines of certain politicians or government healthcare officials or those thinly disguised walking swastikas that wear religious garments over their murderous intentions.”
The Smithsonian dropped the film after complaints from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who objected to using of taxpayers dollars to show a film patently offensive to Christians. Boehner threatened the Smithsonian’s federal funding.
Said Cantor, who is Jewish, “This is an outrageous use of taxpayer money and an obvious attempt to offend Christians during the Christmas season. When a museum receives taxpayer money, the taxpayers have a right to expect that the museum will uphold common standards of decency. The museum should pull the exhibit and be prepared for serious questions come budget time.”
Though the Smithsonian surrendered and removed the film from “”Hide and Seek,” the rest of the revolting “art exhibit” remained. It featured a strange photo of lesbian celebrity Ellen Degeneres holding her breasts and two naked brothers kissing each other on the mouth, with one holding a gun to the other’s chest.
Another photograph by deceased homosexual artist Robert Mapplethorpe featured two sadomasochistic homosexuals. Mapplethorpe became famous in the early 1990s when the public learned that tax dollars from the National Endowment for the Arts funded a traveling exhibit of his work that included his self-portrait, which depicted a bullwhip in his rectum. Mapplethorpe’s genius also included images of coprophagia.
The curator of the gallery justified the museum’s exhibition, telling CNS that “n our special, themed exhibitions, we have the opportunity to explore additional questions about American identity, history and culture.” As well, the curator said:
Hide/Seek evolved from the Portrait Gallery’s ongoing commitment to represent the diversity of our people in recognizing the contribution that gay and lesbian Americans made to American art and culture during the last century. ...
[W]e wanted to show how concepts of gender, sexuality, and identity are fluid and changing, evolving over time and under different circumstances.
We wanted to explore the idea of identity historically, going back to the late nineteenth century and then tracing how the art evolved in response to the development of modern society as well as how individuals coped with the pressures of modern life.
Although “Hide and Seek” had no message, he told CNS, “What it asks us to do is to expand our understanding of what we think we know, whether that be art or American history. In particular, it asks us to consider how being marginalized or excluded by the mainstream, normative culture led gay and lesbian artists to create portraiture that was particularly insightful and responsive to the modern condition.”
The Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition of “Hide and Seek” and A Fire in My Belly, which opens Nov. 18, is not the publicly-funded museum’s first dalliance with obscenity and blasphemy.
The museum created a national outrage in 1999 with a piece titled “The Holy Virgin Mary,” a painting of a black Madonna that used elephant dung to represent an exposed breast. It was part of a larger exhibition titled “Sensation,” and it invited a lawsuit from then-Mayor Rudolph Guiliani. Salon.com defended the painting by noting that elephants and their excrement are sacred in Africa and other parts of the world. Except that the artist is a black Catholic Briton, of Nigerian heritage, born in Manchester.
Bill Donohue, of the Catholic League For Religious and Civil Rights, says his organization will not campaign against the museum’s showing the offensive film. “We can’t be like in a dog and pony show every time they show the stupid video,” he told the New York Daily News.
But Donohue did attack museum director Arnold Lehman, who had defended the anti-Christian film by telling the Daily News, “For a city that prides itself on diversity and creativity, there couldn’t be a better exhibition.” Replied Donohue, “For Arnold Lehman, there is no such thing as anti-Catholic art. Catholics who disagree are apparently too stupid to appreciate the complexities of these masterpieces.” Donohue continued,
[H]e [Lehman] says that a video featuring large ants crawling all over Jesus on the Cross is actually a statement about “human suffering and death.” Guess us stupid Catholics missed that one, too.
Better yet is John Tamagni, the chairman of BMA’s board. In response to a letter by Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, who properly asked the video to be pulled, Tamagni said, “Nothing in the exhibition was meant to be offensive.” This would include such spectacular fare as full frontal male nudity; scenes of naked men kissing; sado-masochistic images; and photos of AIDS-ravaged corpses. Perhaps they were meant to ennoble. Guess us stupid Catholics missed that one, too.
The fact is that the artist who made the vile video died of self-inflicted wounds: he died of AIDS. The homosexual, David Wojnarowicz, hated the Catholic Church (had he lived by its teachings, he would not have self-destructed). He once referred to Cardinal John O’Connor as a “fat cannibal,” and labeled the Catholic Church a “house of walking swastikas.” Sounds like the words of a bigot. But perhaps I’m too stupid not to understand that they were really meant to endear the artist to the Catholic community.
According to the Brooklyn Museum’s website, Lehman’s first official act as director was “to march in Brooklyn’s West Indian Labor Day Parade.” That annual parade, as The New American has reported, is a riotous bacchanal featuring heavy drinking, overt carnality, violence, and gunplay.
December 6, 2011 GENEVA (AP)
The Obama administration bluntly warned the world against gay and lesbian discrimination Tuesday, declaring the U.S. will use foreign assistance as well as diplomacy to back its insistence that gay rights are fully equal to other basic human rights.
In unusually strong language, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton compared the struggle for gay equality to difficult passages toward women's rights and racial equality, and she said a country's cultural or religious traditions are no excuse for discrimination.
"Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights," she said. "It should never be a crime to be gay."
Clinton's audience included diplomats from Arab, African and other nations where homosexuality is criminalized or where brutality and discrimination against gay people is tolerated or encouraged.
The Obama administration has announced it intends to make the United States the global sex cop, with plans to try to intervene in the workings of other nations where homosexuality is not promoted as well as plans to create special provisions for homosexuals and those with other lifestyle choices to gain special admittance to the U.S.
Among the provisions is a specific call for the U.S. government to "enhance" its work to provide services to "LGBT refugees and asylum seekers."
"Who knew when Reagan was talking about being a shining city on the hill the city would turn out to be Sodom," said Peter LaBarbera, chief of Americans for Truth, an Illinois organization active in revealing the truth of homosexuality.
The White House statement is called the Presidential Memorandum – International Initiatives to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons.
In the introduction to the multi-section document, Obama explains that he's already instructed that agencies "engaged abroad" to already have started "taking action to promote the fundamental human rights of LGBT persons everywhere."
Clinton Says Obama Wants Gay Rights Over Religious Freedom in Key Speech
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday put the Obama administration clearly on the opposite side of Christians seeking religious freedom in the debate over human sexuality, prompting praise from gay rights activists and criticism from GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry.
In remarks on Tuesday in Geneva to the United Nations, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said religious and cultural beliefs are standing in the way of homosexual human rights worldwide.
“Now, raising this issue, I know, is sensitive for many people and that the obstacles standing in the way of protecting the human rights of LGBT people rest on deeply held personal, political, cultural, and religious beliefs,” said Clinton.
Called a “landmark” speech by the homosexual community, Clinton announced that the U.S. would spend $3 million in aid and the full strength of their diplomacy to expand the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people worldwide.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Police on Thursday arrested a retired college professor in Pennsylvania on charges he conspired with an Oklahoma elementary school teacher to take lewd photos of third- and fourth-grade girls.
Gary Joseph Doby, 65, was arrested at his home in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, where he had been a professor of early childhood development at Bloomsburg University, authorities said. He also taught for two years at Oklahoma Baptist University in the mid-1980s.
Investigators were led to Doby after one of the Oklahoma children in the case said students sometimes communicated with a man they knew as "Uncle G" via Skype in the classroom of the other suspect in the case, Kimberly Crain, 47, the students' former teacher.
Doby has admitted receiving photos of the girls from Crain, said Clay Simmonds, an FBI spokesman in Oklahoma City.
With Hawaii and Delaware joining the list Sunday, five states now recognize same-sex civil unions, while six other states and Washington, D.C., allow same-sex marriage, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Illinois, New Jersey, and Rhode Island already recognize civil unions providing state-level spousal rights to same-sex couples, the NCSL says.
Marriage licenses are given to same-sex couples in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York and the District of Columbia, the NCSL says.
I was a regular viewer of her "Empty Nest" sitcom many moons ago - back then, it was this same sitcom star that came out of the closet over her depression illness due to a "chemical imbalance" in her brain. Now she decides to come out of the closet with this?
*sigh* It amazes me sometimes how double-minded these famous people can be.
Kristy McNichol Comes Out of the Closet to Help Bullied Kids
Kristy McNichol, famous for her roles on the TV series "Family" and "Empty Nest," has come out of the closet in an effort to help children being bullied.
McNichol, 49, has lived with her partner Martie Allen, for the past two decades.
She decided to make a statement about her sexuality and share a photo because she is "approaching 50? and wants to "be open about who I am," People Magazine reported.
She "is very sad about kids being bullied," her publicist Jeff Ballard told People Magazine. "She hopes that coming out can help kids who need support. She would like to help others who feel different."
McNichol was best known for her roles on the drama "Family," for which she won two Emmy Awards, and later "Empty Nest." She has also starred in several films, including "Little Darlings" in 1980 with Tatum O'Neal.
McNichol was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1992, and subsequently ended her television career. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
"She is very happy and healthy," says Ballard, according to People Magazine. "And she enjoys living a very private life."
Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:31 pm Post subject: Same-sex parents win lawsuit
The Iowa Department of Public Health has been ordered to issue a new birth certificate listing both members of a same-sex marriage as the legal parents of a 2-year-old girl.
Polk County District Judge Eliza Ovrom ordered the new birth certificate Wednesday as part of her ruling in a lawsuit brought by Melissa Gartner, 41, and Heather Gartner, 40.
The Des Moines couple sued the state when the Iowa Department of Public Health refused in 2009 to list both names on the birth certificate of their daughter, Mackenzie.
Ovrom’s 12-page ruling stops short of declaring a constitutional right for same-sex parents to be named automatically on newborns’ birth certificates. But it faults state officials for failing to correctly interpret older Iowa laws in light of the April 2009 Iowa Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriages.
State administrators are bound by the 2009 case to interpret laws in a way that gives “full access to the institution of marriage,” Ovrom wrote.
Obama and United Nations join push for gay rights in Africa
Jan. 8, 2012
Barack Obama and the United Nations’ top human rights official have added their voices to the British prime minister’s call for respect for gay rights in Africa and throughout the world.
The UN’s first-ever report in support of gay rights, coupled with the African-American leader’s condemnation of homophobia globally, will intensify pressure on countries such as Uganda to adopt more tolerant policies toward homosexuals.
In a landmark report published in mid-December, the UN contends that the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender persons (LGBT) are protected under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Obama administration is making a similar argument, but the US is being careful not to echo the UK’s threat to cut development aid to countries that do not affirm LGBT rights. Speaking hours after Mr Obama’s December 6 statement condemning all forms of bias against homosexuals, a White House official pointed out that the US is “not cutting or tying” development aid to changes in the policies of countries that allow discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
More MSM Propaganda...
Why Gay Parents May Be the Best Parents
Jan. 16, 2012
Gay marriage, and especially gay parenting, has been in the cross hairs in recent days.
On Jan. 6, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told a New Hampshire audience that children are better off with a father in prison than being raised in a home with lesbian parents and no father at all. And last Monday (Jan. 9), Pope Benedict called gay marriage a threat "to the future of humanity itself," citing the need for children to have heterosexual homes.
But research on families headed by gays and lesbians doesn't back up these dire assertions. In fact, in some ways, gay parents may bring talents to the table that straight parents don't.
Gay parents "tend to be more motivated, more committed than heterosexual parents on average, because they chose to be parents," said Abbie Goldberg, a psychologist at Clark University in Massachusetts who researches gay and lesbian parenting. Gays and lesbians rarely become parents by accident, compared with an almost 50 percent accidental pregnancy rate among heterosexuals, Goldberg said. "That translates to greater commitment on average and more involvement."
Pro_22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
But how can you do so when one is(the homosexual parents, that is) not putting his/her trust in our Lord Jesus Christ?
1Co 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neitherfornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, noreffeminate, norabusers of themselves with mankind,
1Co 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
US mayors back bid to win same sex marriage
Jan. 20, 2012
A group of 80 US mayors unveiled a campaign Friday to win support for same sex marriage during a conference in the US capital.
"Mayors understand that welcoming committed gay couples to the rights and responsibilities of marriage isn't just the right thing to do," said New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is a chairman of Mayors for Freedom to Marry.
"It's also the smart thing to do for the diverse, dynamic, forward-looking cities we're all working to build."
Supporters of the campaign include New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Chicago's Rahm Emanuel, Antonio Villaraigosa from Los Angeles and Annise Parker from Houston.
Fired Penn State coach Joe Paterno dead at 85
Jan. 22, 2012 STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania (AP)
Joe Paterno, the longtime Penn State coach who won more American football games than anyone in major college history but was fired amid a child sex abuse scandal that scarred his reputation for winning with integrity, died Sunday. He was 85.
His family released a statement Sunday morning to announce his death: "His loss leaves a void in our lives that will never be filled."
"He died as he lived," the statement said. "He fought hard until the end, stayed positive, thought only of others and constantly reminded everyone of how blessed his life had been. His ambitions were far reaching, but he never believed he had to leave this Happy Valley to achieve them. He was a man devoted to his family, his university, his players and his community."
Two police officers were stationed to block traffic on the street where Paterno's modest ranch home stands next to a local park. The officers said the family had asked there be no public gathering outside the house, still decorated with a Christmas wreath, so Paterno's relatives could grieve privately. And, indeed, the street was quiet on a cold winter day.
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