Fęrsluflokkur: Trśmįl og sišferši

Landlęknir Bandarķkjanna mį ekki tala um kynfręšslu eša stofnrumur, veršur aš nefna Bush minnst einu sinni į mķnśtu...

CarmonaĶ gęr bįru žrķr fyrrverandi landlęknar bandarķkjanna bįru vitni fyrir žingnenfd. Žeirra į mešal var Richard H. Carmona, sem var landlęknir Bush žar til fyrir skemstu. New York Times lżsir framburši Carmona:

Former Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona told a Congressional panel Tuesday that top Bush administration officials repeatedly tried to weaken or suppress important public health reports because of political considerations.

The administration, Dr. Carmona said, would not allow him to speak or issue reports about stem cells, emergency contraception, sex education, or prison, mental and global health issues. Top officials delayed for years and tried to “water down” a landmark report on secondhand smoke, he said. Released last year, the report concluded that even brief exposure to cigarette smoke could cause immediate harm. ...

He described attending a meeting of top officials in which the subject of global warming was discussed. The officials concluded that global warming was a liberal cause and dismissed it, he said. “And I said to myself, ‘I realize why I’ve been invited. They want me to discuss the science because they obviously don’t understand the science,’ ” he said. “I was never invited back

Semsagt: Carmona mįtti ekki tala um mikilvęg heilbrigšismįl: Hann mįtti t.d. ekki śtskżra fyrir žjóšinni hvernig stofnfrumurannsóknir fara fram eša ķ hverju žęr felast, hann mįtti ekki śtskżra fyrir almenningi aš tóaksreykingar vęru skašlegar, og hann mįtti ekki śtskżra fyrir öšrum repśblķkönum aš gróšurhśsaįhrifin vęru raunverulegt vandamįl en ekki eitthvaš sósķalķstķstk plott til aš klekkja į heišarlegum bissnessmönnum ķ Texas eša Dubai?

En žaš fyndnasta er samt eftir:

Lesa afganginn į nżjum heimkynnum Freedomfries į Eyjunni


Talsmenn afhommunar farnir aš efast um aš hęgt sé aš 'lękna' samkynhneigš

Žessar elskulegu konur hata ekki homma - guš hatar žį fyrir žęr!Fólk sem vill reyna aš fela hómófóbķu sķna į bak viš trś eša vķsindi hefur haldiš žvķ fast fram aš samkynhneigš sé einhverskonar "val" og "lķfsstķll" - žaš sé ósköp einfalt val, svona eins og hvort mašur ętli sér aš drekka appelsķnu- eša eplasafa meš morgunmatnum. Menn og konur, žó hómófóbķskir trśmenn, sem nįnast allir eru karlmenn sjįlfir, hafi yfirleitt meiri įhyggjur af gay karlmönnum en konum (I wonder why?), geti žvķ vališ hvort žeir ętli aš vera gay eša straight. En einhverra hluta vegna viršist fólk eiga erfitt meš aš yfirgefa žennan "lķfsstķl" - og žaš er žį śtskżrt meš einhverskonar fimmaurasįlfręši - samkynhneigš sé "fķkn" eša einhverskonar įunnin pažólógķa sem žurfi aš "lękna" fólk af. Sjónvarpspredķkarinn Ted Haggard, sem predķkaši hįstöfum um hversu syndsamleg samkynhneigš vęri, varš t.d. fręgur fyrir aš verša fyrst uppvķs aš žvķ aš hafa stundaš samkynhneigša vęndisžjónustu ("nuddžjónustu" sagši hann sjįlfur) ķ mörg įr, og sķšan fyrir aš "lęknast" af sömu samkynhneigš ķ žriggja vikna "žerapķu".

Žessi fįrįnlega trś, aš hęgt sé aš "lękna" fólk af samkynhneigš į sér marga hįvęra talsmenn. Žeirra į mešal Dr. Holsinger (sjį fyrri fęrslur hér og hér) sem George Bush hefur tilnefnt sem nęsta landlękni Bandarķkjanna.

Svo viršist žó sem žessi fįrįnlega hugmynd sé aš tapa fylgi mešal afturhaldssamra og hómófóbķskra trśmanna. Alan Chambers, sem stżrir stęrstu "ex-gay" kirkjusöfnuši Bandarķkjanna, og er sjįlfur "ex-gay" hefur lżst žvķ yfir aš hann trśi žvķ ekki lengur aš samkynhneigš sé "lęknanleg": (Skv. LA Times)

With years of therapy, Chambers says, he has mostly conquered his own attraction to men; he's a husband and a father, and he identifies as straight. But lately, he's come to resent the term "ex-gay": It's too neat, implying a clean break with the past, when he still struggles at times with homosexual temptation. "By no means would we ever say change can be sudden or complete," Chambers said.

Chambers er vķst ekki einn um aš hafa įttaš sig į žvķ aš samkynhneigš er ekki "lęknanleg":

A leading conservative theologian outside the ex-gay movement recently echoed the view that homosexuality may not be a choice, but a matter of DNA. To the shock and anger of many of his constituents, the Rev. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, wrote that "we should not be surprised" to find a genetic basis for sexual orientation.

Įstęšan er aušvitaš aš allar sęmilega skynsamar manneskjur, sem hafa örgšu af skilning og umburšarlyndi, og hafa sjįlfar kynnst samkynhneigšu fólki, vita aš hér er ekki į feršinni einhverskonar lęknanlegur sjśkdómur. Og svo viršist sem žessi hópur fari vaxandi, allavegana ķ BNA:

a Gallup Poll last month found that 42% of adults believe sexual orientation is present at birth. (Three decades ago, when Gallup first asked the question, just 13% held that view.)

Žaš mį segja aš žaš sé enn langt ķ land - en žetta er samt stórkostleg breyting, og žaš tekur alltaf langan tķma aš śtrżma inngrónum fordómum og fįfręši. Žetta samrżmist öšrum könnunum sem sżna aš almeningur er upp til hópa frekar jįkvęšur ķ garš samkynhneigšra.

Talsmenn "Ex-gay survivors" (ž.e. fólk sem hefur veriš "afhommaš" meš hjįlp heilažvottar, en sķšan fundiš sjįlft sig aftur) og talsmenn afhommunar, menn eins og Chambers, viršast reyndar vera aš finna einhverskonar lendingu ķ žessu fįrįnlega mįli. Michael Busee, sem er sjįlfur "ex gay survivor", og rekur nś einhverskonar rįšgjafaržjónustu fyrir ašra "ex gay survivors" hefur lagt blessun sķna yfir sišareglur fyrir "sexual identity therapy" "kristinna" hįskóla - ž.e.

He and other gay activists — along with major mental-health associations — still reject therapy aimed at "liberating" or "curing" gays. But Bussee is willing to acknowledge potential in therapy that does not promise change but instead offers patients help in managing their desires and modifying their behavior to match their religious values — even if that means a life of celibacy.

"It's about helping clients accept that they have these same-sex attractions and then allowing them the space, free from bias, to choose how they want to act," said Lee Beckstead, a gay psychologist in Salt Lake City who uses this approach.

The guidelines for this type of therapy — written by Warren Throckmorton of Grove City College and Mark Yarhouse of Regent University — have been endorsed by representatives on both the left and right. The list includes the provost of a conservative evangelical college and the psychiatrist whose gay-rights advocacy in the 1970s got homosexuality removed from the official medical list of mental disorders.

Žaš sem er merkilegt ķ žessu mįli er aš samstaša ķhaldssamra kristinna söfnuša og bókstafstrśarmannna er aš rofna ķ žessu mįli  - og žaš eru ķ žaš minnsta einhverjir ķ žeirra röšum sem eru tilbśnir til aš višurkenna aš fólk getur haft ólķkar kynhvatir, frį nįttśrunnar (eša skaparans) hendi.

Ekki aš ég hef reyndar grun um aš öll žessi "ex gay" hrayfing sé ekkert annaš en skipulögš og śthugsaš plan til žess aš selja karlmönnum (og konum) sem eiga ķ erfišleikum meš kynferši sitt snįkaolķu - ķ žessu tilfelli "mešferš" og sérfręšiašstoš.

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Bush tilnefnir landlękni sem trśir į afhommun

Dr James HolsingerBush hefur tilkynnt um tilnefningu sķna į nęsta landlękni Bandarķkjanna - og fyrir valinu varš mašur aš nafni Joseph Holsinger. Samvęmt tilkynningu Hvķta Hśssins er Holsinger 

an accomplished physician who has led one of our Nation's largest healthcare systems, the State of Kentucky's healthcare system, and the University of Kentucky's medical center.

Hlutverk landlęknisins er fyrst og fremst aš leiša umręšu um heilbrigšismįl, sérstaklega forvarnir, og vera nokkurskonar opinber fulltrśi lęknastéttarinnar.

As America's chief health educator, he will be charged with providing the best scientific information available on how Americans can make smart choices that improve their health and reduce their risk of illness and injury.

Žetta er allt gott og blessaš - nema aš žessi Holsinger hefur veriš haršlega gagnrżndur fyrir aš hafa beitt sér opinberlega gegn samkynhneigšu fólki, og fyrir aš reka kirkju (mašurinn er nefnilega ekki bara lęknir, heldur lķka biblķu-entrepreneur) sem bošar afhommun. (Skv. Kentucky Lexington Herald-Leader):

[Holsinger] founded Hope Springs Community Church in a warehouse at 1109 Versailles Road. Calhoun called it a socially diverse congregation with a "very vital recovery ministry." It serves the homeless and those with addictions to drugs, alcohol and sex; and it has a Spanish-language Hispanic congregation with its own pastor.  [...]

Hope Springs also ministers to people who no longer wish to be gay or lesbian, Calhoun said.

"We see that as an issue not of orientation but of lifestyle," he said. "We have people who seek to walk out of that lifestyle."

Nś er žaš aušvitaš einkamįl hvers og eins hverju hann trśir - og ef menn vilja trśa žvķ aš guš hafi bannaš samkynhneigš er žaš žeirra einkamįl. Žetta sama fólk mį svo iška sinn frjįlsa vilja og fara eftir žessari trś sinni. Žaš hefur hins vegar aldrei veriš sżnt fram į (vķsindalega) 1) aš samkynhneigš sé skašleg, žeim sem stunda hana eša žeim sem ungangast žį, og 2) aš žaš sé hęgt aš "lękna" hana. Aušvitaš eru til lęknar, eins og annaš fólk, sem er haldiš hómófóbķu eša telur aš guš hafi bannaš samkynhneigš, og Holsinger viršist falla ķ žennan flokk.

Žaš er žvķ ešlilegt aš liberal bloggarar og barįttufólk fyrir réttindum samkynhneigšra sé fullt efasemda um įgęti žessarar tilnefningar.

"Dr. James Holsinger has demonstrated in the past that he harbors religious-based prejudice towards homosexuals," said Jamie McDaniel, coordinator of Soulforce Lexington, the local chapter of a national organization that opposes the use of religion to oppress lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. "As a gay American, I am deeply concerned over any surgeon general nominee not being healed of such personal prejudice."

"We can only hope that ... Dr. Holsinger would rely on scientific data and not church doctrine," Joel Ginsberg, executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, said in a statement. "The Senate should take a hard look to make sure he isn't another in a long line of ideologically driven Bush administration nominees."

Žaš er reyndar merkilegt aš Bush skuli reyna aš tilnefna Holsinger, ķ ljósi žess hversu umdeildur hann getur oršiš, žvķ Holsinger žarf samžykki öldungadeildarinnar til aš hljóta tilnefningu, og įšur en hann fer fyrir öldungadeildina mun hann žurfa aš męta fyrir heilbrigšismįlanefndina:

A date has not been announced for confirmation hearings for Holsinger's appointment. He will go before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, chaired by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass. Three Democrats on the committee are presidential candidates: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and Sen. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, a graduate of the University of Louisville law school. The GOP members include Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah. Kentucky's senators, Republicans Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning, are not on the committee.

Holsinger žarf žvķ aš svara spurningum Hillary Clinton OG Barack Obama - sem eru bęši aš sękjast eftir tilnefningu demokrataflokksins. (Og Chris Dodd, en hann telst varla meš). Žaš er śtilokaš aš Clinton eša Obama geti hleypt Holsinger ķ gegn, ž.e. eftir aš grasrótarsamtök Demokrata hafa móbķlķseraš sitt fólk - og ef annaš hvort Obama eša Clinton standa sig ekki ķ aš grilla Holsinger er fyriséš aš "the net-roots" verši trķtķlótt. Og žaš er jafn ólķklegt aš Holsinger geti fengiš samžykki allrar öldungadeildarinnar.

Eina skżringin į žvķ aš Bush sé aš tilnefna Holsinger er žvķ aš hann vilji hleypa upp hasar ķ kringum hommaógnina sem er eitt helsta įhugamįl "the base", ž.e. "socially conservative" repśblķkana. Og ekki veitir af, ef marka mį fréttir af gremju ķhaldssamra flokksmanna yfir stefnumįlum forsetans.

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Heimaręktašir hryšjuverkamenn viš jaršarför Jerry Falwell

Fréttamynd ABC um hryšjuverkamanninn Uhl og FalwellÉg hef fylgst mjög nįiš meš fréttaumfjöllun um dauša Jerry Falwell, žvķ višbrögš bandarķskra fjölmišla viš frįfalli hans eru mjög merkileg, og komu mér satt best aš segja nokkuš į óvart. Aš vķsu eru žaš ekki bara fjölmišlar sem hafa veriš furšulega įhugalausir um aš flytja lofręšur um Falwell - og svo hafa jafnvel nokkur blöš birt mjög gagnrżnar greinar um framlag hans til bandarķskrar menningar. Fjölmišlar hafa nefnilega ekki regaraš viš frįfalli Falwell eins og mikilsvirtur "trśarleištogi" hafi lįtist - žess ķ staš hafa žeir fjallaš um hann eins og žaš sem hann var: vafasöm "fringe" fķgśra, svona eins og leišinlegi hįvęri og ósmekklegi eša leišinlegi fręndinn, sem allir umbera af žvķ aš žeir meika ekki aš dķla viš aš bišja hann um hafa sig hęgan... og svo žegar fręndinn loksins fer og lętur fólk ķ friši anda allir léttar. Žaš sem er sennilega merkilegast samt erš aš Repśblķkanar hafa lķka veriš furšulega hljóšir.

Allt žetta bendir ašeins til eins: žaš hafa oršiš vešraskipti ķ "menningarstrišunum". Kannski ekki mjög djśpstęš, en engu aš sķšur, žvķ višbrögšin viš frįfalli Falwell benda til žess aš staša öfgafullra bókstafstrśarmanna ķ bandarķsku samfélagi hafi breyst. En žaš er of langt mįl til aš fara śt ķ hér.

En svo koma lķka fréttir eins og žessar:

Bomb Plot Thwarted at Falwell's Funeral

Student Arrested With Homemade Bombs, Three Other Suspects Sought

ABC greindi nefnilega frį žvķ aš einn af nemendum Liberty "University", hįskóla Falwell, hefši veriš handtekinn meš bķlinn fullan af heimatilbśnum sprengjum. Nemandinn segist hafa smķšaš sprengjurnar til aš halda aftur af mótmęlendum viš jaršarför Falwell. Meš öšrum oršum: Pilturinn smķšaši heimatilbśnar sprengjur til aš varpa aš hverjum sem vogaši sér aš męta ķ jaršarförina til aš mótmęla arfleiš Jerry Falwell.

ABC segir aš einhver slęšingur af fólki, sem getur tekiš sér frķ frį vinnu til aš standa og góla fyrir utan jaršarför einhvers, hafi stašiš og mótmęlt arfleiš Falwell:

A small group of protesters gathered near the funeral services to criticize the man who mobilized Christian evangelicals and made them a major force in American politics -- often by playing on social prejudices.

Og til mótvęgis voru svo nemendur śr "hįskóla" Falwell til aš mótmęla mótmęlendunum. Einn žeirra var Mark D. Uhl:

The student, 19-year-old Mark D. Uhl of Amissville, Va., reportedly told authorities that he was making the bombs to stop protesters from disrupting the funeral service. The devices were made of a combination of gasoline and detergent, a law enforcement official told ABC News' Pierre Thomas.  ...

"There were indications that there were others involved in the manufacturing of these devices and we are still investigating these individuals with the assistance of ATF [Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms], Virginia State Police and FBI. At this time it is not believed that these devices were going to be used to interrupt the funeral services at Liberty University," the Campbell County Sheriff's Office said in a release.

Three other suspects are being sought, one of whom is a soldier from Fort Benning, Ga., and another is a high school student. No information was available on the third suspect.

Semsagt, hér er į ferš hópur ungra trśheitra karlmanna sem vilja fį aš henda sprengjum ķ fólk sem ber ekki nęgilega viršingu fyrir trśarbrögšum žeirra. Fyrstu višbrögš okkar ęttu žvķ aš vera aš benda į aš arfleiš Falwell hafi hugsanlega veriš aš bśa til ofstękisfulla bókstafstrśarmenn ķ Bandarķkjunum, ofstękisfulla menn sem eyša frķtķma sķnum ķ aš smķša sprengjur til aš drepa annaš fólk?

En ég veit ekki hvort žaš sé endilega rétt aš draga žį įlyktun aš įhangendur Falwell séu engu betri en trśarofstękismenn ķ Miš-Austurlöndum sem vilja fį aš drepa hvern žann sem teiknar myndasögur af spįmanninum. Žrįtt fyrir allt tal um aš trśarofstękismenn ķ Bandarķkjunum séu eins og trśarofstękismenn ķ Miš-Austurlöndum er furšulega lķtiš um hryšjuverkaįrįsir žeirra. Mišaš viš hversu mikiš er af bókstafstrśarmönnum ķ Bandarķkjunum valda žeir tiltölulega litlum usla. Žeir lįta sér yfirleitt nęgja aš reka mįl sitt frekar frišsamlega, ž.e. į vettvangi stjórnmįlanna, og žaš er óumdeilanlega betra aš fólk leysi vandamįl ķ žingsölum en į götunum.

Nś er ég ekki aš segja aš bókstafstrśarmenn hafi haft jįkvęš įhrif į bandarķsk stjórnmįl, žvķ žaš er ekkert fjarri sanni. Hins vegar er rétt aš hafa ķ huga aš bandarķskir bókstafstrśarmenn eru ekki "eins og" bókstafstrśarmenn ķ Miš-Austurlöndum.

Ég held hins vegar aš žaš sé engin įstęša til aš gera lķtiš śr žvķ aš lżšskrumarar eins og Jerry Falwell draga aš sér vafasama og óstöšuga karaktera. Fólk eins og Mark D. Uhl, žvķ žaš er engin leiš aš draga ķ vafa aš Mark D. Uhl og samverkamenn hans voru "unhinged" aular eša įttu viš alvarleg andleg vandamįl aš strķša.

Authorities were alerted to the potential bomb plot after relative of Uhl called to say that he had homemade bombs in his possession. Officials searched Uhl's car where they found five incendiary devices in the trunk.

Lögregluyfirvöld bęta viš aš sprengjurnar hafi veriš ""slow burn," according to the official, and would not have been very destructive." Nś mį vel vera aš Uhl sé ašeins forboši žess sem koma skal, og aš žaš sé ašeins tķmaspursmįl hvenęr lęrisveinar Jerry Falwell eša annarra bandarķskra bókstafstrśarmanna lęra aš bśa til alvöru sprengjur og drepa žśsundir, en ég held aš žessi piltur og hinir unglingarnir sem tóku žįtt ķ žessu plotti eigi meira skylt meš Cho Seung-Hui eša Eric Harris og Dylan Klebold en Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi...?

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(ps. ég breytti fęrslunni lķtillega, žvķ mér hafši yfirsést eitt mikilvęgt smįatriši - ég žakka Ólafi Skorrdal fyrir įbendinguna!)


mbl.is Bin Laden sagšur hafa fališ al-Zarqawi aš skipuleggja įrįs į Bandarķkin
Tilkynna um óvišeigandi tengingu viš frétt

Minningarorš Christopher Hitchens um Jerry Falwell

Fréttaskżrendur og bloggarar, og allskonar fólk annaš sem hefur vinnu af žvķ aš tala eša skrifa, viršist allt sammįla um aš fréttir af žvķ aš Jerry Falwell hafi fundist mešvitundarlaus į gólfinu ķ skrifstofunni sinni, og svo drepist stuttu sķšar, hafi veriš meš bestu fréttum sem borist hafa lengi. Meira aš segja forsetaframbjóšendur Repśblķkana hafa veriš frekar hógvęrir ķ yfirlżsingum sķnum um hversu sįrt Falwell verši saknaš.

En svo er aušvitaš Christopher Hitchens, sem mętti ķ vištal til Anderson Cooper til aš deila meš okkur skošun sinni į Falwell! (via Reason.com)

The empty life of this ugly little charlatan proves only one thing, that you can get away with the most extraordinary offenses to morality and to truth in this country if you will just get yourself called reverend. .... The whole consideration of this -- of this horrible little person is offensive to very, very many of us who have some regard for truth and for morality, and who think that ethics do not require that lies be told to children by evil old men, that we're -- we're not told that people who believe like Falwell will be snatched up into heaven...

Žaš er nś alveg óžarfi aš gera lķka grķn aš vaxtarlagi mannsins! Falwell var ekkert sérstaklega frķšur, allavegana ekki eins óvenjulega og ómótstęšilega stórglęsilegur og Mitt Romney, en hann var ekki lķtill!

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Skżring fundin į fjöldamoršunum ķ Virginķu: kennsla į žróunarkenningu Darwin

Ken HamĶ gęr skrifaši ég um žann elskulega dįlkahöfund John Derbyshire, sem er helst fręgur fyrir óendalega karlmennsku sķna og hetjulund. Derbyshire hafši į sinn alkunna hįtt athyglisveršar skošanir į vošaverkunum ķ Virginķu, en mešan Derbyshire hafši skošanir į žvķ hvernig hefši mįtt stöšva moršingjann (hann hefši prķvat og persónulega yfirbugaš moršingjann meš kungfustökki... hęęę-A) eru ašrir sem hafa komiš auga į fyrirbyggjandi ašgeršir.

Vinstrimenn hafa aušvitaš lagt til aš banna vopnaburš - sem er ógerlegt, bęši vegna žess aš žš er of mikiš af byssum ķ umferš nś žegar, og vegna žess aš stjórnarskrįin tryggir vopnaburšarrétt almennings. En sem betur fer eru "the social conservatives" og family values hugsušir sem geta leyst erfiš félagsleg vandamįl sem vinstrimenn rįša ekki viš! Og hver skyldi lausnin vera? Nś, augljóslega aš nota biblķuna ķ lķffręšikennslu! Vegna žess aš allt ofbeldi, öll samfélagsleg vandamįl, og yfirleitt allt sem mišur fer er afleišing žess aš viš höfum leyft allskonar "vķsindamönnum" og öšrum mešlimum "the reality based community" aš vaša uppi og śtskżra veröldina ķ staš žess aš leita aš öllum svörum alltaf ķ biblķunn...

Ken Ham, sem er hįvęr talsmašur žess aš žróunarkenningu Darwin, svo kenna megi sköpunarsögu biblķunnar, skrifaši ķ gęr hugleišingar um fjöldamoršin:

We live in an era when public high schools and colleges have all but banned God from science classes. In these classrooms, students are taught that the whole universe, including plants and animals--and humans--arose by natural processes. Naturalism (in essence, atheism) has become the religion of the day and has become the foundation of the education system (and Western culture as a whole). The more such a philosophy permeates the culture, the more we would expect to see a sense of purposelessness and hopelessness that pervades people's thinking. In fact, the more a culture allows the killing of the unborn, the more we will see people treating life in general as "cheap."

I'm not at all saying that the person who committed these murders at Virginia Tech was driven by a belief in millions of years or evolution. I don't know why this person did what he did, except the obvious: that it was a result of sin. However, when we see such death and violence, it is a reminder to us that without God's Word (and the literal history in Genesis 1-11), people will not understand why such things happen.

Greinin öll er vangavelta um aš guš lįti hluti ekki gerast aš įstęšulausu - en undirliggjandi bošskapur hennar er aš vošaverk eins og žaš sem įtti sér staš ķ fyrradag séu skiljanleg ķ ljósi žess aš žaš sé veriš aš kenna vķsindi ķ skólum, og aš samfélagiš hafi "banned God from science classes", (nb. hann er ekki aš bolsótast yfir žvķ aš guš fįi ekki inni ķ skólum, heldur aš guš sé ekki kenndur ķ lķffręši, ešlisfręši eša efnafręši!) - og aš samfélag sem leyfi fóstureyšingar kalli yfir sig hugsunarhįtt sem leiši til fjöldamorša.

Eftir fjöldamoršin ķ Columbine kom Ham fram meš nįkvęmlega sömu skżringu. Hugsunin er einhvernveginn sś aš žar sem žróunarkenningin segi aš menn hafi žróast af öpum og dżrum, hvetji žaš nemendur til žess aš sjį sjįlfa sig sem villidżr og kasta af sér öllum böndum sišmenningar, skynsemi og sišgęšis. Til grundvallar žessari furšulegu hugmynd bżr aušvitaš botnalus vantrś į sišferšislegan styrk eša skynsemi annars fólks - aš mašurinn sé svo breyskur og spilltur aš ef hann lifi ekki ķ stöšugum ótta viš refsiglašan guš, og sé minntur į guš og biblķuna viš hvert fótmįl, hljóti hann ekki ašeins aš falla ķ freystni, heldur leišast til fjöldamorša!?

Žegar Ham kenndi žróunarkenningunni um fjöldamoršin ķ Columbine var hann žó ekki einn į bįti, žvķ enginn annar en Tom DeLay kvaddi sér hljóšs ķ žingsal til aš lżsa žvķ yfir aš žróunarkenningin (og śtivinnandi męšur, leikskólar og getnašarvarnir) vęru orsök slķkra vošaverka!

...because we place our children in day care centers where they learn their socialization skills among their peers under the law of the jungle,  ...  our school systems teach the children that they are nothing but glorified apes who are evolutionized [sic] out of some primordial soup.*

Ég veit ekki alveg hvernig ég į aš leggja śt af žessum oršum DeLay, annaš en aš ķ ręšunni taldi hann upp allt sem honum finnst aš ķ nśtķmasamfélagi, sjónvarpsįhorf barna, tölvuleikir (eša dungeons and dragons - žaš er ekki alveg ljóst hvort hann į viš žegar hann talar um "virtual worlds", en žar sem žetta er 1999 held ég aš hann hafi sennilega veriš aš tala um D&D), getnašarvarnir, einhleypar męšur osfv.

Žaš sem er merkilegt viš žessa vangaveltur DeLay og Ham er aš žeir viršast ķ einlęgni trśa žvķ aš Bandarķskt samfélag sé aš molna, m.a. vegna žess aš sköpunarsaga biblķunnar sé ekki kennd ķ skólum. Vandamįliš er augljóst: žaš er eitthvaš aš ķ samfélagi žar sem ungt fólk heldur aš fjöldamorš séu ešlilegt svar viš sįlarangist. En okkur viršist greina į um hver orsökin sé. Ég leyfi mér žó aš fullyrša aš hśn, og lausnin, finnast ekki mešan menn eins og DeLay og Ham eru ekki bara fullgildir žįtttakendur ķ umręšunni, heldur komast til valda og įhrifa og geta mótaš félagsgeršina, sett lög og stżrt samfélaginu.

*Fyrir žį sem trśa žvķ ekki aš DeLay hafi lįtiš žetta śt śr sér er bent į aš fletta žessu upp - ég trśši žessu ekki sjįlfur. Žaš er eitt aš vitleysingar eins og Ham vogi sér aš kenna kennslu ķ vķsindum um fjöldamorš, en aš einn valdamesti žingmašur Repśblķkanaflokksins finnist žaš ešlilegt er eiginlega of ótrślegt. En semsagt, žessi ummęli er aš finna ķ umręšum um CONSEQUENCES FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS ACT OF 1999 -- (House of Representatives - June 16, 1999), blašsķšu H4366, og žaš er hęgt aš finna žessi ummęli ķ žķngtķšindum nešri deildar, sem eru leitanleg.


Landssamtök bandarķskra evangelista telja umhverfisvernd "a moral issue"

Dobson: ķ žessari bók er bara talaš um einn hlut, Homma, homma, homma...Um daginn skrifaši ég fęrslu um tilraunir James Dobson, formanns "Focus on the Family" og nokkurra annarra leištoga afturhaldsmanna til aš fį landssamtök evangelista til aš hętta aš tala um önnur samfélagsmįl en samkynhneigš og fóstureyšingar. Įstęšan, skv. Dobson, var sś aš gróšurhśsaįhrifin, fįtękt, eša pyntingar, vęru allt "vinstrimįl" sem sannkristnir Bandarķkjamenn ęttu ekki aš hafa įhyggjur af.

Sérstaklega höfšu žeir įhyggjur af žvķ aš Landssamtök Evangelista vęru aš śttala sig um umhverfisvernd, og įsökušu sr. Richard Cizik, policy director samtakanna um aš nota

the global warming controversy to shift the emphasis away from the great moral issues of our time

Stjórn samtakanna hélt fund hér ķ Minnesota ķ seinustu viku, og įkvaš aš sżna afturhaldssömum "kristnum" skoffķnum į borš viš Dobson aš kristin trś snérist um annaš en homma og fóstur:

Board members say that the notion of censoring Mr. Cizik never arose last week at their meeting in Minnesota, and that he had delivered the keynote address at their banquet.

In addition, the board voted 38 to 1 to endorse a declaration, which Mr. Cizik helped to write, that denounces the American government’s treatment of detainees in the fight against terrorism.

Įstęšan er sś aš margir evangelistar hafa žungar įhyggjur af žvķ aš Repśblķkanaflokkurinn sé aš reyna aš "ręna" kristinni trś - bęši vegna žess aš fólk žarf ekki aš vera ķhaldsmenn til aš vera kristiš, og vegna žess aš repśblķkanaflokkurinn undir stjórn Bush hefur rekiš pólķtķk sem er allt annaš en kristileg!

The board also voted unanimously to reaffirm the platform adopted three years ago, which enumerates seven policy priorities, including the environment, human rights and poverty. In doing so, board members said they intended to convey that the evangelical movement had a broader agenda than the one pushed by Christian conservatives and segments of the Republican Party.

... “We’re talking about at least 60 million people,” Mr. Sheler said, “and they don’t all march in lockstep to the religious right

Samtökin bęttu viš aš žaš vęri vissulega bara einn guš - en žaš vęru fleiri en eitt mikilvęgt žjóšfélagsmįl į dagskrį. Auk samkynhneigšar vęri fįtękt, umhverfisvernd og viršing fyrir mannlegri viršingu og rétttlęti "moral issues".

Jeffery L. Sheler, author of “Believers: A Journey Into Evangelical America,” said the underlying cause of the conflict over Mr. Cizik was not only about global warming, but also about “who gets to speak to and for evangelicals.”

Afstaša Dobson og annarra "trśarleištoga" til umhverfisverndar er einnig mjög į skjön viš bandarķskt almenningsįlit. Žó žaš mętti oft halda af umfjöllun fjölmišla og blašrinu ķ sumum žingmönnum repśblķkana aš umhverfisvernd og įhyggjur af gróšurhśsaįhrifunum vęru einhverskonar "fringe" mįl - aš enginn annar en Al Gore og fįeinir granóla étandi hippar ķ San Fransisco hefšu įhyggjur af gróšurhśsaįhrifinum. Žvert į móti. Meira aš segja Pentagon višurkennir aš gróšurhśsaįhrifin séu raunveruleg og alvarlegt vandamįl.

Žeir einu sem neita aš višurkenna žetta eru Hvķta Hśsiš og menn į borš viš Dobson.


Bandarķskir evangelistar lżsa yfir strķši gegn umhverfisverndarmönnum!

Dobson hugsar bara um homma, homma, homma allan daginn og vill ekki aš ašrir evangelistar séu aš hugsa um neitt annaš heldur!Ég get vel skiliš af hverju žingmenn Repśblķkana eru andsnśnir umhverfisvernd. Margir žeirra žiggja hįar upphęšir ķ fjįrframlögum frį stórfyrirtękjum sem kęra sig ekki um reglugeršir, boš og bönn, sem umhverfisverndarmenn telja (meš réttu, aš žvķ er viršist) aš séu naušsynlegar til žess aš fį bķlaframleišendur, stórišju og orkufyrirtęki til aš eyšileggja ekki umhverfiš. Svo eru aušvitaš margir repśblķkanar sem trśa ekki į reglugeršir og lagasetningu af prinsippįstęšum. Ég ber viršingu fyrir žessum sķšarnefndu, eins og ég ber viršingu fyrir öllu fólki sem hefur einhverja trś, er samkvęmt sjįlfu sér og byggir ekki afstöšu sķna til veraldarinnar į eiginhagsmunapoti, hręsni eša fordómum og mannhatri.

En ég get žvķ ekki meš neinu móti skiliš af hverju "trśašir" bandarķkjamenn viršast margir óttast umhverfisvernd meira en nokkuš annaš, žvķ svo viršist sem margir leištogar "the moral majority" telji aš alvarlegasta ógnin sem stešji aš bandarķkjunum séu ekki ašeins fóstureyšingar og samkynhneigš, heldur lķka Al Gore!

New York Times ķ morgun greinir frį žvķ aš hópur leištoga trśarleištoga hafi krafist žess af landssambandi evangelista aš félagsskapurinn banni sķnu fólki aš tala um gróšurhśsaįhrifin!

Leaders of several conservative Christian groups have sent a letter urging the National Association of Evangelicals to force its policy director in Washington to stop speaking out on global warming.

The conservative leaders say they are not convinced that global warming is human-induced or that human intervention can prevent it. And they accuse the director, the Rev. Richard Cizik, the association’s vice president for government affairs, of diverting the evangelical movement from what they deem more important issues, like abortion and homosexuality.

Žetta furšulega śtspil er reyndar hluti af stęrri įtökum mešal evangelista, annarsvegar milli karldurga į borš viš Jerry Falwell og Pat Robertson sem hafa kynlķf į heilanum og vilja aš "trśašir" Bandarķkjamenn eigi einvöršungu aš hafa įhyggjur af "sišferšislegum vandamįlum" į borš viš samkynhneigš og kynlķf, og hinsvegar örlķtiš skynsamara fólks sem gerir sér grein fyrir žvķ aš žaš eru ašrir og alvarlegri hlutir sem viš eigum aš hugsa um.

The letter underlines a struggle between established conservative Christian leaders, whose priority has long been sexual morality, and challengers who are pushing to expand the evangelical movement’s agenda to include issues like climate change and human rights.

“We have observed,” the letter says, “that Cizik and others are using the global warming controversy to shift the emphasis away from the great moral issues of our time.”

Those issues, the signers say, are a need to campaign against abortion and same-sex marriage and to promote “the teaching of sexual abstinence and morality to our children.”

Sem betur fer er ekki allt trśaš fólk, og ekki einu sinni allir evangelistar, einhverskonar veruleikafirrtir jólasveinar sem halda aš fóstureyšingar og samkynhneigš séu alvöru samfélagsleg vandamįl.  

Evangelicals have recently become a significant voice in the chorus on global warming. Last year more than 100 prominent pastors, theologians and college presidents signed an “Evangelical Climate Initiative” calling for action on the issue. Among the signers were several board members of the National Association of Evangelicals; Mr. Anderson, who has since been named its president; and W. Todd Bassett, who was then national commander of the Salvation Army and was appointed executive director of the association in January.

Ef evangelistar og trśašir Bandarķkjamenn, sem flestir eru gott fólk sem vill vel, er frelsaš śr fjötrum fordómafullra hręsnara og mannhatara į borš viš James Dobson, forseta Focus on the Family, sem hafa tališ žeim trś um aš hommar og femķnistar séu hęttulegasta ógn samtķmans, er von til žess aš žaš sé hęgt aš virkja žį til žess aš breyta samfélaginu til betri vegar.

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Bandarķskur dómstóll segir aš žaš megi kenna börnum um samkynhneigš

Hommabókin hręšilegaAlrķkisdómari ķ Boston hefur vķsaš frį kröfu foreldra sem héldu žvķ fram aš žaš vęri brot į "trśfrelsi" žeirra aš skóli barnanna žeirra vogaši sér aš segja börnunum aš til vęri samkynhneigt fólk, og aš žetta fólk vęri ekkert verra, eša betra, en annaš fólk. Skv. Reuters:

The families last year filed the suit asserting that the reading of a gay-themed book and handing out to elementary school students of other children's books that discussed homosexuality without first notifying parents was a violation of their religious rights.

Federal Judge Mark Wolf ruled on Friday that public schools are "entitled to teach anything that is reasonably related to the goals of preparing students to become engaged and productive citizens in our democracy."

"Diversity is a hallmark of our nation. It is increasingly evident that our diversity includes differences in sexual orientation," he said.

Žetta er aušvitaš svo augljóst aš žaš er furša aš nokkurri manneskju skuli detta ķ hug aš žaš sé hęgt aš krefjast žess aš almenningsskólar, sem eru fjįrmagnašir af almannafé, spyrji foreldra leyfis ķ hvert sinn sem žeir ętla aš tala um eitthvaš sem er óneitanlega partur af samfélaginu, bara ef žaš er einhver hętta į aš einhverjir foreldrarar kunni aš hafa fordóma gegn žessum sama hlut! Žvķ žó foreldrarnir tali um "trśfrelsi" sitt snżst mįliš ekki um "trśfrelsi" - ekki nema mašur vilji skilgreina trśfrelsi žannig aš žaš gangi śt į aš menn hafi "frelsi til aš afneita samfélaginu og raunveruleikanum, og eigi heimtingu į žvķ aš samfélagiš višurkenni žessa verileikafirringu sem ešlilega". Žaš er ekki veriš aš brjóta į trśfrelsi eins né neins meš žvķ aš segja börnum aš žaš séu til hommar og lesbķur - og žaš er ekki veriš aš brjóta į trśfrelsi neins meš žvķ aš sżna börnum aš hommar og lesbķur séu lķka fólk. Ekki nema trś žessa foreldra gangi beinlķnis śt į aš ala į fordómum hjį börnunum sķnum - og ef svo er tel ég aš rķkiš hafi fullan rétt til aš bjóša börnunum upp į ašra sżn į veröldina.

Mįliš er nefnilega ekki aš žaš sé veriš aš reyna aš setja lög um aš foreldrar megi ekki segja börnunum sķnum hvaša vitleysu sem žeim dettur ķ hug. Ef foreldrar vilja kenna börnunum sķnum aš fólk sem er öšru vķsi sé slęmt eša einhvernveginn óešlilegt, er žaš žeirra mįl. En skólar sem eru reknir fyrir almannafé hljóta aš žurfa aš bśa börnin undir aš vera pródśktķvir mešlimir žessa sama almennings?

En hvaš var žaš sem foreldrarnir voru svona ęstir yfir?

The complaint filed against the town of Lexington, about 12 miles west of Boston, had said the school had "begun a process of intentionally indoctrinating very young children to affirm the notion that homosexuality is right and normal in direct denigration of the plaintiffs' deeply held faith."

The book that sparked the case was "King & King" which tells the story of a crown prince who rejects a bevy of beautiful princesses, rebuffing each suitor until falling in love with a prince. The two marry, sealing the union with a kiss, and live happily ever after.

The Lexington school system had said reading the book was not intended as sex education but as a way to educate children about the world in which they live, especially in Massachusetts, the only U.S. state where gays and lesbians can legally wed.

Žaš er semsagt "kerfisbundinn įróšur" aš börn lesi eina bók. En žaš er merkilegt aš žessir foreldrar skuli hafa svona litla trś į žessari "trś" sinni, eša žeirri heimsmynd sem žau hafa kennt börnunum, aš ein barnabók eigi aš geta kollvarpaš henni allri! En žannig virkar įróšur og indoctrination: allar efasemdaraddir žarf aš kveša nišur.

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ps: žaš er hęgt aš kaupa žessa hommaįróšursbók į Amazon.


"Concerned Women for America" gagnrżna hómófóbķu NBA leikmannsins Tim Hardaway - gleymdi aš nefna biblķuna sem yfirskyn...

Stofnandi CWA, Beverly LaHaye gęti veriš móšursystir Raymond Barone...Um daginn kom NBA leikmašurinn John Amaechi śt śr skįpnum. Žetta voru aušvitaš fréttir, žvķ NBA deildin er vķst einhverskonar hręšileg forarstķa karlrembu og hómófóbķu. Og žaš leiš ekki į löngu aš einhver af kollegum Amaechi léti ķ sér heyra. Tim Haradaway - sem mér skilst aš sé, eša hafi veriš NBA leikmašur, og spilaš fyrir "Miami-heat", vildi aš allur heimurinn vissi aš hann vęri sko enginn kynvillingur. Ķ śtvarpsvištali į mišvikudaginn sagši Hardaway:

First of all, I wouldn't want him on my team," the former Miami Heat star said.

"And second of all, if he was on my team, I would, you know, really distance myself from him because, uh, I don't think that is right. I don't think he should be in the locker room while we are in the locker room."

Semsagt - homminn Amaechi ętti aš nota ašra sturtuklefa en hinir leikmennirnir. Vegna žess aš "ööö... žaš er rangt" aš vera gay. En žegar Hardaway var bešinn aš śtskżra žetta frekar įkvaš hann leggja spilin į boršiš:

"You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known. I don’t like gay people and I don’t like to be around gay people. I am homophobic. I don’t like it. It shouldn’t be in the world or in the United States.

Žetta fór fyrir brjóstiš į "the liberal elites" sem eru aš troša hommaskap ķ alla fjölmišla og leikskóla og allstašar aš reyna aš breyta öllu heišarlegu fólki ķ kynvillinga - og Hardaway var settur ķ einhverskonar helgarlangt leikbann.

En žaš voru fleiri sem gagnrżndu Hardaway. T.d. "Concerned Women for America", sem er einhverskonar félagsskapur kvenna sem hafa įhyggjur af sišspillingu, gušleysi og dónalegu sjónvarpsefni. CWA sendi nefnilega frį sér fréttatilkynningu žar sem Hardaway var haršlega gagnrżndur:

A former NBA star has made disturbing and harmful comments about his feelings toward people trapped in the homosexual lifestyle.  Interviewing with a Florida sports radio show, former Miami Heat player Tim Hardaway said that he "hates gay people" and that he distances himself from them because he is "homophobic."  Concerned Women for America (CWA) is disappointed that a man who is respected by many sports fans would make such inflammatory remarks. 

Ok. Žetta hljómar vel. En svo fara CWA aš śtskżra hvaš žaš var sem žeim fannst aš yfirlżsingu Hardaway: (eftirfarandi er lķka śr fréttatilkynningunni - žetta eru ekki ummęli sem fréttafulltrśar CWA misstu óvart śt śr sér! Jį, og menningarmįlasérfręšingur CWA er karlmašur...)

"Hardaway's comments are both unfortunate and inappropriate," said Matt Barber, CWA's Policy Director for Cultural Issues.  "They provide political fodder for those who wish to paint all opposition to the homosexual lifestyle as being rooted in 'hate.'  It's important to note that Hardaway's words represent the feelings of Hardaway.  His words do not represent the feelings of the vast majority of people opposed to the homosexual agenda.   

Semsagt - žaš var slęmt aš Hardaway aš segjast "hata" homma, žvķ žaš hjįlpaši žeim sem vildu mįla alla hómófóbķu sem hatur? Ekki aš žaš sé bara rangt aš hata fólk? Heldur aš žaš sé "bad publicity" fyrir "legit" hómófóbķsk outfit eins og CWA aš einhver durtur skuli segja skošun sķna umbśšalaust? En gamaniš er ekki bśiš, žvķ fréttatilkynningin heldur įfram!

"It's perfectly natural for people to be repelled by disordered sexual behaviors that are both unnatural, and immoral," said Barber. 

Jį - og hananś! Žaš er sko fullkomlega ešlilegt aš finnast hommar vera višbjóšslegir! CWA hefur nefnilega engar įhyggjur af fyrri hluta yfirlżsinga Hardaway, žaš var bara žetta meš "hatriš" sem CWA hefur įhyggjur af. Concerned Women for America vill aš lokum rįšleggja öllum sem finnst samkynhneigš ógešsleg hvernig žeir eigi aš lįta žann višbjóš sinn ķ ljós:

"... the appropriate reaction is to respond with words and acts of love, not words of hate.  Jesus Christ offers forgiveness and freedom for all sinners, and that is the heart of the Gospel message.

"Thousands of former homosexuals have been freed from the homosexual lifestyle through acts of love.  Hardaway's comments only serve to foment misperceptions of widespread homosexual 'victimhood' which the homosexual lobby has craftily manufactured."

Semsagt: Nęst žegar Hardaway finnur til višbjóšs žegar hann mętir samkynhneigšum karlmanni, į hann ekki aš fara aš tala um hatur, heldur Jesś. Og ef žaš er bara talaš nóg mikiš um Jesś, er kannski hęgt aš afhomma hommann? Fyrst žaš var hęgt aš afhomma sjónvarpspredķkarann, spķtthundinn og syndaselinn Ted Haggard į žremur vikum hlżtur aš vera hęgt aš frelsa ašra śr žessari hręšilegu įnauš?

Žaš sem er merkilegt viš žessa röksemdafęrslu CWA er aš hśn stekkur nokkurnveginn fyrirstöšulaust frį žvķ aš segja "samkynhneigš er ógešsleg - og žaš er ešlilegt aš finnast hśn ógešsleg" yfir ķ aš segja "žaš į ekki aš segja aš mašur hati samkynhneigš", og svo žašan yfir ķ aš segja aš mašur eigi aš lįta skošun sķna į samkynhneigš ķ ljós undir yfirskyni biblķunnar. CWA segir hvergi aš hommahatarinn hafi haft į röngu aš standa aš finnast samkynhneigš ógešsleg. Žaš eina sem hann gerši rangt var aš tjį višbjóšinn meš hatri, en ekki biblķužusi.

Žaš er eitt skref ķ žessari hugsanakešju CWA sem ég sleppti - fréttatilkynningin bętir nefnilega viš einhverskonar "réttlętingu" fyrir žeirri stašhęfingu aš samkynhneigš sé višurstyggš, og žaš sé ķ lagi aš finnast hśn žaš:

All too often those behaviors are accompanied by serious physical, emotional, and spiritual pitfalls. 

CWA leggur ekki ķ aš segja aš žaš sé beint samband milli kynvillu og andlegra sjśkdóma - bara aš žaš sé "of oft" aš samkynhneigš fylgi slķkir sjśkdómar...

Žetta viršist vera lykilrak fyrir "hógvęra" mannhatara eins og CWA sem sveipa hómófóbķu sķna meš tali um "kęrleiksbošskap biblķunnar" - žvķ žetta fólk gerir sér fyllilega grein fyrir žvķ aš žaš getur ekki meš góšri samvisku réttlętt hómófóbķu meš biblķutilvķsunum einum saman. Žvķ finnst žaš žurfa aš "sanna" mįl sitt meš žvķ aš segja aš hommarnir žjįist allir af einhverjum alvarlegum andlegum og lķkamlegum sjśkdóm, sem valdi žeim andlegum og lķkamlegum žjįningum. Og žį vitum viš žaš. Nęst žegar einhver finnur sig knśinn til aš lżsa žvķ yfir aš hann hati homma į hann aš gera eftirfarandi:

  • lįta sér nęgja aš segja aš samkynhneigš sé ógeš og ónįttśruleg
  • tala um aš samkynhneigš sé sjśkdómur sem fylgi ašrir andlegir kvillar
  • tala um Jesś og biblķuna
  • boša afhommun

hmm...

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