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Opposition to Theocrats in Oz

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From BewareOfTheGod.Com

The first Beware of the God Newsletter outlined the Australian Christian Lobby’s use of Paul Cameron’s discredited research to back up their anti-gay submission to the NSW Adoption Review.

But they’re not alone: Cameron is the darling of politically active religious homophobes across the country.

Beware of the God News 2 [pdf] picks up his traces.

Chloe Martin’s impeccable research uncovers more of his local adherents, and outlines some of the “Cameron effect” in the US.

Now with hyperlinks!

Download [pdf] the new issue of Beware of the God News, for your reading and distribution pleasure.
It's not just here in the US that the dominionists are strong and active. This is a great site to learn more about the threat to Australia.

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Abstinence only group gets no bid grant from CDC

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An "Institute" of Ideology

In April, the so-called Medical Institute for Sexual Health (MISH) made headlines after the federal government announced that the group would receive a $200,000 grant to establish a sexual health curriculum for medical students. Sexual health experts affiliated with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were taken aback.

Why the outrage? Despite what its legitimate-sounding name might suggest, MISH is really nothing more than a thinly veiled ideological interest group that manipulates science to advance its mission.
Follow the link to read the rest of the Planned Parenthood article. For more details on the grant, and MISH in general, see Chastity, M.D. at Slate.

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American Taliban Page Shut Down



Current Mood: Oh, Noes!
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Andrea Yates NOT GUILTY

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Yates not guilty by reason of insanity

HOUSTON, Texas (AP) -- Andrea Yates was found not guilty by reason of insanity Wednesday in the bathtub drownings of her young children.

The 42-year-old will be committed to a state mental hospital, with periodic hearings before a judge to determine whether she should be released.

If convicted of murder, she would have faced life in prison.

Yates' attorneys never disputed that she drowned 6-month-old Mary, 2-year-old Luke, 3-year-old Paul, 5-year-old John and 7-year-old Noah in their Houston-area home in June 2001. But they said she suffered from severe postpartum psychosis and, in a delusional state, believed Satan was inside her and was trying to save them from hell.

Yates stared wide-eyed as the verdict was read. She then bowed her head and wept quietly.

The jury, split evenly men to women, had deliberated for about 12 hours over three days before finding Yates not guilty by reason of insanity.

The jurors had not been told that she would be committed to a mental institution for treatment if found not guilty.

Prosecutors had maintained that Yates failed to meet the state's definition of insanity: that a severe mental illness prevents someone who is committing a crime from knowing that it is wrong.

An earlier jury had found Yates guilty of murder in her children's deaths, but that verdict was overturned on appeal because erroneous testimony. Prosecutors retried her on the same three counts of murder.

Current Mood: apathetic
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The American Taliban - quotes to amaze and dismay!

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Complete quotes here )

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Help for a fanfic

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Okay, I know this sounds weird, but I want to do my homework in a fanfic. I need a church group that believes in exorcism of evil spirits, are literal bible believers, treat women like souless extensions of the male-dominated hierarchy, and never met a "Spare the rod and spoil the child" speech they didn't stand up and cheer for. Think Stephen King's Carrie meets the FLDS in belief systems.

Said group needs to have been active in the late 1960's - early 1970's and had international branches.

Can anyone help me out?

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