|Mallon's Media Watch|
Saturday, May 03, 2003
Donna M. Hughes on Sex Trafficking on National Review Online
Accommodation or Abolition?
Solutions to the problem of sexual trafficking and slavery.
Friday, May 02, 2003
Urgent From Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-Fam)
Petition opened May 2, 2003, 193 Signatures
Your help is needed right now:
Just a few days ago the Geneva-based U.N. Commission on Human Rights considered a resolution that would have made homosexuality a protected class. The resolution would have protected not just male homosexuals but transvestites and sex-changers. According to legal scholars this resolution would have created an international legal foundation mandating:
Hate crimes legislation
Limitations on freedom of speech and
Limitations on freedom of religion.
Under pressure from religious conservatives, the member states of the Human Rights Commission decided to put off their decision for a while. This has given the homosexual radicals time to regroup and fight back. So we, too, must act! Now! Here is what you must do:
Sign the petition calling on the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Sergio Viera de Mello, and U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell to do everything in their power to stop this dangerous threat.
Looking ahead to a precedent-setting triumph, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission reminded its members: "The resolution was not defeated, and it will be back with a vengeance. Although we didn't get a full victory, neither is this a defeat, and it is clear that this will be the issue for (us) ... this is a huge victory."
Co-sponsored by 19 other nations, including most European nations and Canada, Brazil's resolution is "a historic opportunity to advance (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) issues in international human rights law," as the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission aptly warned.
Give the well-organized and well-funded homosexual movement another year, and the detrimental proposal will surely pass -- unless you act! Here's what's at stake:
Pro-family legal scholars believe "the remedy proposed may have worse societal implications than the alleged disease, which is so-called homophobia," as expressed by A. Scott Loveless, associate professor of law at the World Family Policy Center at Brigham Young University. "It is highly likely that gay rights advocates will use this resolution, if it passes, to advance their agenda to legalize gay marriage and to create hate crimes legislation."
Jane Adolphe, assistant professor of law at Ave Maria Law School, believes the resolution may be used against the Christian churches: "This initiative opens the door for further attacks on the Church. With respect to the commission, individuals could presumably use this discrimination language to bring complaints against the Church with regard to hiring, employment, even the doctrines of the Church itself," he said.
Don't give the homosexuals another year to weasel this resolution into ominous reality. Let the High Commissioner and the Secretary of State know there is sizeable opposition to this ploy, that there are good reasons why devious sexual behavior and lifestyles should not be protected with additional legislation, let alone promoted.
Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute
PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION!
Then email everyone you know!
To High Commissioner Sergio Viera de Mello and
U.S. Secretary of State Coin Powell
I call upon you gentlemen to do everything in your power as High Commissioner and Secretary of State to stop Brazil's resolution on sexual orientation, which seeks to extend international anti-discrimination laws to apply to homosexual, bisexual and transgender individuals.
Though the worldwide homosexual movement threatens to "be back with a vengeance" when the U.N. Commission on Human Rights votes next year, I want you to know there is sizeable opposition to Brazil's resolution.
There are good reasons why deviant sexual behavior and lifestyles should not be protected with additional legislation, let alone promoted. Legal scholars contend the resolution would create an international legal foundation for homosexual marriage, hate crimes legislation and for limitations on freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
Approving this resolution would in effect legalize lifestyles and sexual activities outlawed in many countries. This is not the precedent the United Nations should set.
This is a ploy by the homosexual movement to turn any criticism or disapproval into actionable hate crimes. The goal is to silence the truth that homosexuality is morally wrong, a choice that can be changed. Homosexual activists are the tail wagging the dog, seeking to make the entire world change for a self-engrossed few.
Pro-family legal experts believe the remedy proposed may have worse societal implications than the alleged disease -- so-called homophobia. It is highly likely that homosexual rights advocates will use this resolution to advance their agenda to legalize homosexual marriage and to create hate crimes legislation.
In their quest to legitimize homosexuality, many of these countries have actually limited some fundamental freedoms, including freedom of speech. In Canada and Great Britain, for instance, people have been criminally prosecuted not for actually harming anyone, but just for speaking out against homosexual behavior.
Brazil's resolution opens the door for increased attacks on religious beliefs. Its discrimination language would be used to bring complaints against the Church with regard to hiring, employment, even the doctrines of the Church itself. And please note this is not just a Christian issue, as evidenced by Islamic nations Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Egypt, Libya and Malaysia introducing amended resolutions without references to sexual orientation.
Don't be intimidated by the homosexual movement. Stand up for the truth. Don't allow a year for this misguided resolution to be weaseled into ominous reality. Stop this perverted ploy now, knowing a watching world is counting on you to do the right thing.
To sign the petition go HERE
Thursday, May 01, 2003
So, Ann, About that date...
Ann Coulter: Liberals meet unexpected resistance
Jack Fowler on Chris Matthews & College of the Holy Cross on National Review Online
Michael Novak on Hadley Arkes & Natural Rights and the Right to Choose on National Review Online
Tuesday, April 29, 2003
Michael Novak on Europe & Iraq on National Review Online
The war in Iraq, it turned out, didn't take as long as Lent. Ash Wednesday was March 5, the war began March 20 and was essentially over the week before Easter.
Jonah Goldberg: Dixie Chickens, Hackers & co.
Adventures in free speech.
Over there people whocriticized the president received different treatment. Over there, if I were to mention at the local bazaar, for instance, that Saddam Hussein dyes his mustache, I might expect a knock on the door later that evening from some men. One of them might grab my tongue with a pair of pliers and then, without anesthetic, slice my tongue off before I was carted off to jail for an unknown and unknowable period of time.
And I guess — just for giggles — I should mention that Saddam's regime would still be doing this sort of thing today if we lived in the sort of crazy mixed-up world where people take the Dixie Chicks, Tim Robbins, and Martin Sheen seriously.
Sunday, April 27, 2003
Ann! Give me a call!
Ann Coulter: Will the 'true' imperialist religion stand up
Liberals learned to live with Iraqi citizens being fed into plastic shredders, summary executions, maimings and unanesthetized ear-loppings. Only now have they found something truly fiendish going on in Iraq: Christian missionaries are proselytizing! On the basis of the raw terror on display at the New York Times, I gather the operating theory is that Iraqis who withstood Saddam Hussein's sadistic tyranny for 30 years will be unable to withstand a Christian missionary.