Newsbriefs

Newsbriefs

Newsbriefs


RUSSIAN GAY PRIDE

In Moscow, the homosexual community
are planning a massive gay pride
parade on May 27th 2006. The mayor
of Moscow said he would prohibit any
such parade, but the homosexual
leaders say they will take their case to
the Strasbourg European Court of
Rights where they say their victory is
almost assured. AFP News July 30,
2005 Moscow (Editors Note -
Homosexuality was a crime in Russia
until 1993, and was also classified as
a mental illness until 1999 - then we
westernized them of course!)

CARMAKERS WOO GAYS

Carmakers in the US are developing
marketing strategies to reach gay
consumers, such as TV advertising
and sponsoring events of interest to
gays. Subaru was one of the first to
start this trend in the mid-1990's, and
are a prime sponsor of the new Logo
network in the US. Volvo, Jaguar and
Land Rover are thinking of joining
them.

NZ Herald

TERRORISM INVITES BIG BROTHER

Britain is about to see that the result
of the terrifying terrorist attacks is a
further erosion of privacy. Is this the
trigger to impose a national ID card
that the British people have so bitterly
opposed? The British Journal,
Sunday Express of July 10th records
that the British government is planning
to store all cell phone calls and
emails for up to 12 months. Not surprisingly,
the European Union is also
planning the same thing for all of its
citizens.

WITCHCRAFT LEGAL IN
AUSTRALIA

On July 21st, 2005, witches and sorcerers
were dancing under a full moon
for a reason other than the usual rituals.
Witchcraft had just been declared
legal in Victoria, Australia. The formal
declaration of the legality of their craft
also includes magicians, fortune
tellers and palm readers. Gavin
Andrew of the Pagan Awareness
Network said that the thousands of
pagans in Melbourne are using this
full moon to celebrate.

Melbourne Herald Sun
July 22, 2005

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE ENDORSED

On July 4th, 2005, the 1.3 million
member United Church of Christ
endorsed same-sex marriages and
gave their blessing to those marriages.
The church also said they are
proud of the fact that they are the first
mainline Protestant church to do this.
The president of the United Church
of Christ said, "My denomination
acted courageously to declare freedom
when it passed a resolution
endorsing same-sex marriage on
Independence Day."

Associated Press, July 5th, 2005
by Sonia M. Wignall, Atlanta, GA.

SODOM & GOMORRAH?

We now live in a world that is mad
with lust, and there are now numerous
agencies that specialize in helping
married people find dates with
other married people. These agencies
of adultery are springing up
everywhere. One such agency,
known as the Ashley Madison
agency has reported that 160,000
married men and women have
signed on.

Montreal Gazette, May 1st, 2005
by Charlie Fidelman, Montreal, Canada