Archive for September, 2007
Allegations that George W. Bush performed a homosexual act on current U.S. Ambassador to Poland Victor Ashe in the mid-1980’s have resurfaced in the tell-all memoirs of the woman who first made the claim.
Leola McConnell, former Liberal Democratic Candidate for Governor of Nevada and one time prostitute-for-hire, was met with deafening silence on behalf of the majority of the corporate media last year when she sensationally alleged that Bush and Ashe regularly hired bisexual men for secret sex sessions in the 80’s when Bush was a private citizen.
“In 1984 I watched George W. Bush enthusiastically and expertly perform a homosexual act on another man, one Victor Ashe,” said McConnell. “Ashe is the current U.S. ambassador to Poland; and he too should come out, like former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevy, and admit to being a gay American.” “Other homo-erotic acts were also performed by then-private citizen George W. Bush. I know this because I performed one of them on him myself.”
According to Radar Online, in the year since McConnell made the claim, she has been subjected to constant harassment and death threats. An attempt to get her story told in the pages of Larry Flynt’s Hustler Magazine fell through, so she has chosen to self-publish a series of memoirs called Lustful Utterances.
In the books, McConnell also claims to expose a network of clientele that regularly enjoyed her “services”, most of which come from the Evangelical wing of the Republican Party and the Neo-Con crowd.
Bush is a regular attendee at the the all-male Bohemian Grove club, an annual gathering of the elite which takes place at a forest encampment in Monte Rio, California. In 2004, the New York Post reported that homosexual porn stars were being hired by the Grove to “service” the members, supposedly without their knowledge.
However, the Grove is notorious for its homosexual activity and a reporter who worked at the camp during the summer of 2004 and 2005 told us that he was regularly propositioned by men seeking homosexual intercourse.
On June 29 1989, the Washington Times’ Paul M. Rodriguez and George Archibald reported on a Washington D.C. prostitution ring that had intimate connections with the White House allegedly all the way up to President George H.W. Bush. According to the story, male prostitutes had been given access to the White House and the article also cited evidence of “abduction and use of minors for sexual perversion.”
Gay Porn Star Services Bohemian Grove Members, New York Post, July 22 2004 :
The power-moguls and political heavyweights now luxuriating at ultra-exclusive retreat Bohemian Grove are unaware that they’re being waited on hand-and-foot by a famous gay porn star.
We’re told that Chad Savage, who has appeared in such carnal classics as “How the West Was Hung,” is supplementing his sex job by working as a valet at Bohemian Grove, the all-male annual gathering inside a 2,700-acre redwood forest in Monte Rio, Calif., that has been attended by every Republican president since Calvin Coolidge, as well as by industrial titans and media magnates.
“All of us valets in the Grove are tittering about it,” says our Bohemian blabbermouth. “To think there’s all these powerful conservative guys having their drinks and food served to them by a gay porn star. He makes their beds and attends to their every need — and they have no idea who he really is.”
Bigwigs who have attended the two-week retreat include George H.W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Alan Greenspan, Walter Cronkite, Newt Gingrich, Alexander Haig, Jack Kemp, Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell, John Major, William F. Buckley, and former C.I.A. director William Casey.
Savage is at the Grove under his real name — which we wouldn’t reveal to Grove spokesman Sam Singer, because we didn’t want the valet to lose his job. But Singer said the club didn’t care about his past. “All that matters is that the valets do good service,” he said. “That’s really all that matters.”
Savage sure knows how to provide “service.” When he starred in “How the West Was Hung” in 1999, one reviewer wrote that he wore a “beatific grin” while engaging in an orgy, and added that his “youthful enthusiasm is entirely winning.”
When they’re not listening to policy speeches, “Bohos” are known to urinate freely in the redwoods and perform mock-druidic rituals that revolve around a 40-foot-tall stone owl. In one ritual, called “Cremation of Care,” members wearing red-hooded robes cremate a coffin effigy of “Dull Care” at the base of the owl altar.
While the club has claimed its share of accomplishments — Grovers privately boast that the Manhattan Project to develop the atom bomb was conceived on its grounds — its oddball activities aren’t for everyone. Richard Nixon once famously described the gathering as “the most faggy goddamned thing you could ever imagine”.
See also :
Bush Homosexual Allegations Resurface In New Book
Dominatrix Gets a Political Beating
Is Bush A Homosexual?
San Francisco Chronicle, The Chosen Few
Homosexual Prostitution Inquiry
Wrong Side Of The Tracks
Nixon Discusses Homosexual Intercourses at Bohemian Grove Club
Archbishop claims condoms are infected with HIV
28th September 2007
Joe Roberts, Pink News
The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Mozambique has claimed that some European-made condoms and anti-retroviral drugs are deliberately infected with HIV.
The Archbishop of Maputo, Francisco Chimoio, made his remarks at celebrations to mark 33 years of Mozambique’s independence.
Talking to a BBC reporter, the Archbishop Chimoio said: “Condoms are not sure because I know that there are two countries in Europe, they are making condoms with the virus on purpose.”
Refusing to name the countries, he added: “They want to finish with the African people. This is the programme.
“They want to colonise until up to now. If we are not careful we will finish in one century’s time.”
Instead, he suggested traditional Catholic values of marriage, fidelity and sexual abstinence would halt the spread of the disease.
An estimated 19.2 percent of Mozambique’s 19 million inhabitants are HIV positive and around 500 people are infected every day.
AIDS campaigners called the Archbishops comments ‘nonsense’ and defended the use of contraception.
“We’ve been using condoms for years now, and we still find them safe,” well-known activist Marcella Mahanjane told the BBC.
“People must use condoms as it’s a safe way of having sex without catching AIDS,” added Gabe Judas, who runs Tchivirika (Hard Work), a theatre group that promotes HIV/Aids awareness.
The Catholic Church is well-respected in Mozambique for its prominent role in sponsoring the 1992 peace treaty which ended 16 years of civil war.
17.5 percent of Mozambicans are Roman Catholic.
Folsom Street Fair Pictures, Catholic League, Sept 27, 2007 :
Photographer Fred Alert
Fatwas against Gays are pronounced by Imans, Mollahs and Ayatollahs, pedophilic and zoophilic defenders.
Can they judge Gays or a Critique of Practical Reason ?
Seing that Ahmadinejad is lacking informations on sexual subjects, we remind him the work of the founder of the Islamic Republic, the Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeiny, which explained its innovative points of view on all sexual fancies in his book:
Little Green Book : Resolutions in all problems
Extracts : “Eating meat of horse, mule and donkey is not recommended. It is strictly forbidden especially when the animal has been sodomized during its life by a man. In that case, it is recommended to bring the animal out of the city and to sell it. The animal – beef (ox), sheep or camel – possessed by a man in a sodomy act will provide uncline urine and excrements. Their milk will become no more drinkable”.
“A man can marry a girl younger than nine years of age, even if the girl is still a baby being breastfed. A man, however is prohibited from having intercourse with a girl younger than nine, other sexual acts such as foreplay, rubbing, kissing and sodomy is allowed. A man having intercourse with a girl younger than nine years of age has not committed a crime, but only an infraction, if the girl is not permanently damaged. If the girl, however, is permanently damaged, the man must provide for her all her life. But this girl will not count as one of the man’s four permanent wives. He also is not permitted to marry the girl’s sister.”
“You need not fear that your Muslim male baby-sitter will rape your 7-year-old daughter. If he is a good Muslim he will only sodomize her. If he does force his penis into her tiny vagina he is obligated to pay for any surgical repairs that may be required. If those repairs are deemed insufficient you may work out a financial settlement to compensate you for his trivial infraction. No big deal. Muslim boys will be Muslim boys. And, after all, she is only a girl.
Other forms of sexual abuse inflicted on children by Muslim male family members include fondling of genitals, coercing a child to fondle the abuser’s genitals, masturbation with the child as either participant or observer, oral sex, anal or vaginal penetration by penis, finger or any other object.
Another technique used by Muslim men is called “thighing”. The child’s legs are pressed together and the abuser inserts his penis between the thighs of the little boy or girl. As this was how Mohammed had sex with his wife, Aisha, from the time she was six years old the practice, of course, was approved of by Ayatollah Khomeini who in his Little Green Book asserted “It is not illegal for an adult male to ‘thigh’ or enjoy a young girl who is still in the age of weaning; meaning to place his penis between her thighs, and to kiss her.”
Yes, indeed, you can be a good Muslim while copulating with the thighs of an infant. An Arab woman vigorously denounces this vile practice in the following video clip from Bahrain TV. Her denunciation of the “thighing” of infants and young girls comes towards the end of the interview.
This practice flourishes in Muslim countries where women are ruthlessly oppressed and normal sexual development systematically suppressed. That would include the Arab world, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Deny men wholesome and natural sexual outlets and they will find unwholesome and unnatural alternatives.”
See also :
Ayatollah Khomeini’s Religious Teachings on Marriage, Divorce and Relationships by Parvin Darabi
Iran : Ahmadinejad, hué par les étudiants américains by Iran-Resist
In 2007 the world’s largest leather event, the Folsom Street Fair, will take place on Sunday, September 30, 2007 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. We hope to see the fairgrounds filled with people in their most outrageous leather/rubber/fetish attire enjoying the worlds largest and best loved Leather fair.
This year, as always, it will be located in San Francisco’s South of Market district on Folsom Street between 7th and 12th Streets. Donations at the gates and proceeds from beverage purchases will benefit local charities.
The 2007 Folsom Street Fair will be showcasing a roster of world-renowned alternative rock acts along side up-and-coming talent from far and wide. Click on the Entertainment for complete lineup details.
In 2008, the Folsom Street Fairtm will take place on Sunday, September 28, 2008. Remember the Folsom Street Fairtm is always scheduled for the last Sunday in September.
See also : ‘Gays’ mock Jesus with Last Supper take-off, World Net Daily, Sept 25, 27.
A taxpayer-supported “gay” celebration in San Francisco, featuring a poster portraying Jesus Christ and his disciples as “half-naked homosexual sadomasochists,” has come under heavy fire from major Christian groups demanding that California lawmakers condemn it.
The poster by organizers of the Folsom Street Fair, sponsored in part by Miller Brewing, replaces the bread and wine representing Christ’s blood and body with sadomasochistic sex toys.
“A picture’s worth a thousand words,” said Matt Barber, policy director for cultural issues with Concerned Women for America.
Barber said his group wants California’s elected officials – including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer – to “publicly condemn this unprovoked attack against Christ and His followers.”
The annual street event, which includes displays of nudity and sexual activity – is scheduled for Sept. 30.
Gigi Becali wants to isolate the gay people if elected president, Nine O’Clock, Sept 24, 2007
The Leader of PNG-CD, George Becali said on Saturday, at a conference in Arad, after a meeting with the local leaders of the party that, if he will be elected president of Romania, he wants to abolish all the gay clubs, sex shops and, perhaps, build special neighbourhoods for homosexuals, in order to isolate them. He said that his political target is to become the president of Romania, and one of his concerns is to dissolve all gay clubs, Mediafax informs. “If they want to commit sins, they should do it in their homes, but they should not boast with this. If they have mental issues, they will go to the priest, because I will liquidate all the clubs for homosexuals and lesbians, but also the sex shops that have appeared in every city”, Becali said. He thinks homosexuals would be better off in neighbourhoods designed especially for them. “I will build them neighbourhoods for homosexuals and lesbians, so that they stay there and leave us alone”, Becali said. Becali’s radical anti-gay discourse is well known. Nevertheless, Becali ranks on the second position after president Traian Basescu in the opinion polls. The Leader of PNG-CD also commented on his political ascension and his future: “At first, I was not accepted, then, I was ignored, now I am accepted and I will go on being praised. But it will happen only after I show what my skills, as President”, Becali said. On the other hand, Becali expressed great hopes for the Euro-Elections.
See also :
Romania, leader democristiano promette i ghetti per i gay, La Manica Tagliata
New York, Monday September 25, 2007
Upon monitoring the Iranian press reaction to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech and comments at the Monday forum hosted by Columbia University, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) discovered an odd disparity. The English version of the President’s official website (www.president.ir) provides a full and complete transcript of his speech and the Question & Answer segment where he claimed that homosexuality does not exist in Iran. However, the Persian-language transcript has excised both the question about treatment of lesbians and gay men in Iran and President Ahmadinejad’s soon to be legendary response.
The President’s website purportedly provides the authoritative transcripts of his speeches and is relied upon by the news media in Iran. To date, not a single Persian-language media outlet in Iran – including Iran’s official news agency, IRNA, and the semi-independent news agencies, ISNA, Mehrrnews and Farsnews, and the Wednesday morning newspapers – has reported on the President’s comments.
After President Ahmadinejad’s speech on Monday, the Professor John H. Coatsworth moderated a Question & Answer session. Among the questions was why Iran has executed citizens who are homosexuals, to which the President responded “In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals, like in your country. We don’t have that in our country. In Iran, we do not have this phenomenon. I don’t know who’s told you that we have it.”
“The first reaction of many of us was to join in the astonished response to President Ahmadinejad’s clearly outrageous view that no lesbian or gay people live in Iran,” said Paula Ettelbrick, Executive Director of IGLHRC. “But the whitewashing of his comments from the eyes and ears of most Iranian citizens speaks to something more troubling. His denial attempts to simply erase from public view the lives of men and women who face regular abuse in his country. Perhaps he knows he could not credibly get away with such a denial among his own people.”
IGLHRC has documented widespread and systemic violations of the rights of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Iran. For more information about IGLHRC’s work, visit: www.iglhrc.org. IGLHRC staff members available for interviews or background briefings on Iran include: Paula Ettelbrick or Hossein Alizadeh at: 212-430- 6016
“Iranian President Mahmood Ahmadinejad categorically denied the existence of homosexuality in Iran: “In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals like in your country…. We don’t have that in our country.”
Of course Ahmadinejad is right. Iran doesn’t have any homosexuals.
Because they execute them!
And they also execute Arabs, Baluchs, Kurds, striking workers, Sunni Muslims, communists, student activists etc.”
IGLHRC Deplores Denial of Iranian Homosexuals by President Ahmadinejad
(New York, Monday September 24, 2007) – Today, during a controversial talk at Columbia University’s World Leaders Forum, Iranian President Dr. Mahmood Ahmadinejad categorically denied the existence of homosexuality in Iran: “In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals like in your country…. We don’t have that in our country,” he said in response to a question about the rights of homosexuals.
Paula Ettelbrick, Executive Director at The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) expressed dismay at this response. “It is extremely unfortunate that the President of Iran, who used a prestigious academic forum to speak the “truth” about his country, nevertheless spoke so disingenuously about the human rights situation in Iran,” said Ettelbrick. “The Iranian President’s stark denial of our reality reflects his government’s ongoing refusal to recognize the basic human rights of LGBT people. IGLHRC and other human rights organizations have documented widespread and systematic violations of the rights of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Iran.”
In preparation for today’s forum, IGLHRC sent questions to the moderator, hoping that he would raise the issue of LGBT rights in Iran. IGLHRC expresses its gratitude to Columbia University President Lee Bollinger and to the moderator, Professor Coatsworth, for addressing these issues. This was the first time that a sitting Iranian president had been confronted with a question about the mistreatment of the LGBT community in a public forum.
Ettelbrick further stated: “While some of our closest allies have protested Columbia’s decision to provide President Ahmadinejad with a public forum, it was precisely because such a forum was created that he was challenged and held accountable for his policies.” Despite President Ahmadinejad’s denial of the existence of sexual minorities, IGLHRC recognizes that it was very important to challenge him on this issue. The skeptical laughter that President Ahmadinejad’s response provoked from the audience suggests that it was far from convincing. This underscores the value of freedom of speech – the basis of all other human rights – for holding governments accountable for their actions.
The question raised by the moderator emphasized that the international community recognizes the plight of thousands of Iranian gay and lesbians, who are either forced into exile or face daily harassment through state-sanctioned discrimination because of their sexual identity. IGLHRC asks President Ahmadinejad to defend the rights of all Iran’s citizens, regardless of their ethnicity, political opinion, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. IGLHRC hopes the Iranian President uses this opportunity to reflect upon the legitimate concerns of the international community about his government’s domestic and international policies.
See also : Iranian President Sparks Outrage with Columbia University Speech, Gay Wired
‘Who Are We?’ Iranian Gays Ask President, The New York Sun
Ahmadinejad claims Iran has no gays, Pink News
Neither Washington nor Tehran. A war against Iran would be another disastrous neo-imperial adventure, which would strengthen the Tehran dictatorship. The overthrow of the clerical regime by the Iranian people – not US military intervention – is the best way to resolve the nuclear crisis and prevent a needless, unjustified war.
Peter Tatchell interviews Mark Fischer of Hands Off the People of Iran and Yassamine Mather of Workers Left Unity Iran, 21 September 2007.
Watch here: http://doughty.gdbtv.com/
Peter Tatchell writes:
The Iranian regime is a neo-fascist state. It is notorious for unfair trials, detention without charge, torture, executions, media censorship, gender apartheid, bans on non-Islamist political parties, the violent suppression of peaceful protests and strikes, and the persecution of left-wingers, trade unionists, students, feminists, gay people and religious and ethnic minorities.
The case for regime change is overwhelming, but it must come from within – by and for the Iranian people themselves – not as a result of US neo-imperial diktat. Many Iranians are hoping for a non-violent Czech-style ‘people power’ democratic revolution, involving mass protests by socialists, liberals, secularists, democrats, women, students, trade unionists, religious dissenters and minority nationalities.
A democratic, progressive Iran would pose no threat to anyone. President Bush would therefore find it much harder to persuade the American public and military to go to war. He would lose the main argument he uses to incite public opinion in favour of military action – namely, that Iran is a dangerous, terroristic, fundamentalist, anti-Semitic dictatorship, which is striving to develop nuclear weapons and which poses a serious threat to international peace and security.
If Iran was no longer a fanatical religious tyranny, the case for war would evaporate. Bush would lose the battle for hearts and minds. Public opinion would desert him. US politicians and grassroots opponents of war would be empowered and strengthened.
In contrast, US military intervention would strengthen the position of the hardliners in Tehran; allowing President Ahmadinejad to play the nationalist card and portray himself as a heroic war leader. It would also give him an excuse to further crack down on dissent, using the pretext of safeguarding national security and defending the country against US imperialism. This would setback the struggle for democracy and human rights.
Moreover, a US attack on Muslim Iran would increase the sense of grievance felt by Muslims worldwide; radicalising Muslim youth, fanning the flames of fundamentalism, increasing support for Islamist parties and resulting in thousands of new recruits to the ranks of Jihadis and suicide bombers.
Tragically, the leadership of the UK and US anti-war movements are sleeping walking into making the same mistakes over Iran as they made over Iraq. They are silent about the regime’s despotism and oppression. Mirroring Bush and Brown, they refuse to show solidarity with the Iranian peoples’ struggle for secularism, democracy, social justice, human rights and self-determination for national minorities like the Baluch, Ahwazi Arabs and Kurds.
The new campaign group, Hands Off the People of Iran, argues that both US war and Iranian tyranny should be opposed in equal measure. Neither Washington nor Tehran!
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Anglican Split And Consequences For Gays by Viktor Zimmermann, Sept 23, 2007, Gay Republic.
Nigerian Archbishop Peter Akinola is visiting the US congregations, and Gay rights activists do good to let him know he is not welcome. Some 30 protesters expressed their anger outside the Wheaton College chapel, where Akinola was spreading his hateful insights to a willing auditory of several hundred Christian believers. The protesters, who were mostly Christians themselves, accused Akinola of attempts to lure singular Anglican churches away from the official US congregation.
Akinola is a known enemy of the Gay people and has been waging a war against homosexuality in Africa for many years. Akinola’s visit appears to be a bold provocation to the US Anglican churches, considering the fact that on Tuesday, the US bishops will meet to decide on how to deal with the ultimatum issued to them by African and Asian congregations.
Christian commentators write that the majourity of the US bishops are considered liberals, and they are expected to vote for inclusion of religious Gays in the Church, both with regard to the blessing of Gay couples and ordaining more Gay bishops.
The split the Anglican Church seems inevitable, establishing an alternative alliance between Africa and conservatives in the US.
Meanwhile in New Orleans, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, attempts to put together what does not belong together. His efforts to have it both ways are most probably to fail, since the real motivation behind the split is Akinola’s greed for more power and the ‘moral uprising’ of the ‘Global South’ against the former colonial powers. Africa has its very own dynamics, and the times are not good for Gays on the continent. Increasing poverty, environmental issues and the devastating spread of AIDS are increasingly pressing Africa towards violent social schisms, of which Rwanda and Sudan genocides are vivid examples. As always, in times of crisis the populace is turning its hatred towards the ones most vulnerable who are considered easy victims. It goes without saying, that those at power (like Akinola or Mugabe) are utilizing and nurturing the feelings of the mob for their own political benefits.
In Uganda, the government is targeting Gay people with support of the indoctrinated population. In Ghana, the government assured that it will under no circumstances de-criminalize same-sex relationships. In Akinola’s home country Nigeria, the Anglicans have previously played a leading role in introduction of the “Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill”, which didn’t pass into law earlier this year only because the Nigerian parliament ran out of time. Under that unholy piece of legislation, anybody engaging in fighting for human rights of Gays in Nigeria, or providing social and medical councelling to Gays, would be sentenced to 5 years in prison.
The internal quarrels of Anglicans weren’t of much interest to the Gay people, if they didn’t have manifest consequences for the African Gays. Is it that far to assume that African Gays will pay a high price for those internal disputes of the Anglican Church? Gays who were caught, are already facing jail terms of 5 to 25 years in most of Africa (death penalty in Northern Nigeria), but apparently it isn’t hard enough, from the viewpoint of those so-called Christians. To strengthen his position, Akinola will most certainly press for harder measures against Gays once he separated African Anglicans from the control of mother Church. In this power struggle, Gays are simply used as a welcome scapegoat to be first victimized and subsequently blamed for causing the split of the Anglican Church.
Poor Gays in Africa. Will the international Gay community be able to show as much interest in them as their chasers do?
Bob Schwartz (GLN, Gay Liberation Network, Chicago) replies :
A notable exception to Christian protesters outside the Wheaton chapel in which Archbigot Akinola held forth were some 7 members of Chicago’s Gay Liberation Network. Earlier in the year, GLN sponsored the Chicago portion of Nigerian gay activist Davis Mac-Iyalla’s US tour. In October, GLN will sponsor the first ever US appearance of Russian LGBT activist, Nicolai Alexeyev.
A GLN spokesman told the assembled crowd in Wheaton that while schism within the Anglican communion, and bible teachings on homosexuality are not “our issues,” Akinola’s antigay bigotry is, since it poses problems for everyone in Nigeria. A successful organizing drive to poach congregations away from the gay friendly Episcopal church will strengthen the right-wing within the US generally, and this too will adversely affect everyone in the US, Christian and non-religious alike.
By challenging Akinola in the US, the international hate monger is put on notice that he will not be accorded the deference that he seems to enjoy in his native Nigeria where he is said to travel around with a state provided police escort. Hopefully, by protesting his US appearances, word will also get out that Peter Akinola plays a major role in oppressing LGBT folk in Nigeria, a fact that sometimes gets lost in the singular US focus on his role as schismatic.