Thursday, March 26, 2009

ACLU supports violence

FrontPage Magazine reported An unlikely alliance of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian lawyers’ group that usually fiercely opposes the ACLU, along with several other groups, is contesting a proposed Bureau of Prisons rule that prohibits “materials that could incite, promote, or otherwise suggest the commission of violence or criminal activity” from being placed in prison chapel libraries. It would enable prison officials to remove from libraries books that they deem to be “advocating or fostering violence, vengeance or hatred toward particular religious, racial or ethnic groups” or advocating “the overthrow or destruction of the United States.”

The ACLU has framed the issue as one of religious freedom. David Shapiro, a staff attorney with the ACLU National Prison Project, explained: “BOP officials need to follow the law, not engage in the business of banning religious material.
If they were banning all religious material, I would agree with you. But material inciting people to create violent acts should not be protected because someone says it is "religious material"
Distributing and reading religious material is as protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as worshipping in churches or preaching from the pulpits. It is not the role of the government to dictate what is religiously acceptable.”
They are not saying what is religiously acceptable, they are saying violence, or encouraging violence, is not socially acceptable.
What’s more, the ACLU and its allies charge that the rule as written, with its language about material that “could…suggest” violence, is too broad, and can be applied in far too sweeping a manner. “We’re with the ACLU on this particular issue because it’s very important for religious freedom that these texts be available,” said Kevin Theriot of the ADF. “Somebody could take offense with the Bible, which teaches that Jesus is the only way to the Father. That’s an offensive idea to people who are not Christians.
There is a big difference between saying something someone might find offensive and encouraging violence. He also said And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.. He did not say Fight those who do not believe in God and the Last Day and do not forbid what God and his Messenger have forbidden — such men as practice not the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book [i.e., Christians and Jews] – until they pay the tribute out of hand and have been humbled

Jesus told the parable of the Good Samaritan, indicating that "your neighbor" means a total stranger, or someone that happens to be nearby. He did not say O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust.

And He certainly did not say So when you meet in battle those who disbelieve, then smite the necks [cut off their heads] until when you have overcome them, then make (them) prisoners, and afterwards either set them free as a favor or let them ransom (themselves) until the war terminates. That (shall be so); and if Allah had pleased He would certainly have exacted what is due from them, but that He may try some of you by means of others; and (as for) those who are slain in the way of Allah, He will by no means allow their deeds to perish.

Jesus Christ shed his blood on the cross so that people could come to God. Muhammad shed other people's blood so that his constituents could have political power throughout the Arabian peninsula.
They could say that’s inciting trouble.”
If you commit violence because you are offended, then you are the one at fault.
Shapiro agrees in principle: “They could remove texts that are critical to prisoners’ ability to practice their religion.” And indeed, there are indications that Bureau of Prisons officials have been overzealous in applying the law. The ACLU says that authorities have ordered removed from prison chapel libraries books that do not incite violence by any stretch of the imagination, including Moses Maimonides’ Code of Jewish Law and The Purpose Driven Life by the popular evangelical pastor Rick Warren.
I suspect they did that because they thought it was easier to ban all religious material, but if they did that, they were wrong.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cocks and Balls shrinking in the UK

Oddly Enough reported The number of people in Britain with surnames like Cockshott, Balls, Death and Shufflebottom -- likely the source of schoolroom laughter -- has declined by up to 75 percent in the last century.
This isn't related to the nutcase in Britain calling for the population to decrease by 50%, is it?
A study found the number of people with the name Cock shrank to 785 last year from 3,211 in 1881, those called Balls fell to 1,299 from 2,904 and the number of Deaths were reduced to 605 from 1,133. People named Smellie decreased by 70 percent, Dafts by 51 percent, Gotobeds by 42 percent, Shufflebottoms by 40 percent, and Cockshotts by 34 percent, said Richard Webber, visiting professor of geography at King's College, London. "If you find the (absolute) number goes down, it's either because they changed their names
I'd be willing to bet they changed their name.
or they emigrated," Webber, author of the study, told Reuters on Wednesday.... Webber also found that between 1996 and 2008, the names Zhang, Wang, and Yang and experienced the fastest growth. Zhang rose by 4719 percent, while Wang grew by 2225 percent.
Must have a slant to the East.


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Transexual to give birth to twins

Spanish man in world first as he prepares to give birth to TWINS | Mail Online reported A Spanish man is set to become the first in the world to give birth to twins.... Sparking what promises to become a bidding war for the first pictures of his pregnancy, he added: 'To protect my children I'm not going to sell my story now or in the future.
I'm sure the children will be fine, with mommy looking like daddy, and what will the person looking like mommy be.
'I've gone public with this so people start to see transexual pregnancy as normal.
Oh yes, completely normal. Stephanie does not like being a girl, so starts the change procedure to become Ruben, but wants to marry Esperanza, already a mother of two, that can not have any more children, but Stephanie/Ruben still has female plumbing, so he/she/it has a doctor use donor sperm to create twins. At least he did not implant 8 embryos. Who could think that was not normal? Me!
'But I am thinking of selling the picture everyone's going to want of me looking pregnant.
Might as well make some money off of this.
'If I don't do it, someone else will and they'll make a fortune.'
And you can't have someone else making a fortune when you could have it.