Homophobic Chinese quackery clinic loses court case


This video from the USA says about itself:

Samuel Brinton, “Ex-Gay Ministries”

4 July 2014

Hear Samuel Brinton, son of two Southern Baptist ministers, talk about the years of reparative therapy designed to “cure” him of his homosexuality. Sam speaks often about his experiences in the hopes that others who have endured similar struggles will find hope.

The quackery of supposedly ‘curing’ (rather, torturing) people of being LGBTQ was advocated even by ‘liberals’ in the Netherlands in the 1960s.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Beijing clinic must compensate gay ‘shock therapy’ victim

Friday 19th December 2014

A BEIJING court ordered a clinic today to pay compensation to a gay man who sued it for administering electric shocks it claimed would make him heterosexual.

In what is believed to be China’s first case involving so-called conversion therapy, Lawyer Li Duilong said the Haidian District People’s Court had ordered the clinic to pay ¥3,500 (£360) to compensate Yang Teng for costs incurred during the therapy.

The court ruled that there had been no need to administer shocks because homosexuality was not an illness and did not require treatment, Mr Li reported.

Mr Yang said he was “very satisfied with the results, which I didn’t expect. The court sided with me, and it has supported that homosexuality is not a mental disease that requires treatment.”

He said the therapy had included hypnosis and electric shocks that harmed him both physically and emotionally.

Mr Yang said he voluntarily underwent the therapy in February following pressure from his parents to marry and have a child.

He added that said the verdict would help gay rights advocates to stop clinics offering such treatments and persuade parents not to pressure their gay children to undergo therapy.

The suit alleged that the clinic had claimed the electric shock treatment was not dangerous.

It sought compensation to cover the cost of the therapy, travel and lost earnings, as well as damages for psychological and physical harm. The court did not award damages.

China declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 2001.

See also here.

Baptist preacher prays for suicide of gay Christian author


This 2008 video from the USA is called Michael Moore vs Westboro Baptist Church.

From Christian Today:

New Zealand pastor prayed for suicide of gay Christian author

Published 08 December 2014

Carey Lodge

A Baptist pastor says he stands by his email to a gay Christian author who he referred to as a “filthy child molesting fag”.

“I pray that you will commit suicide,” Pastor Logan Robertson of the Westcity Bible Baptist Church wrote in a response to an email from Jim Marjoram, who was promoting his book detailing his struggles as a gay Christian.

“We’re not interested in your filthy lifestyle or book.” Robertson said in an email now posted online.

“Romans 1 clearly says God has rejected homos and they are worthy of death. You cannot be saved…The bible says you are vile, strange (queer), reprobate, filth, sodmote [sic], natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed (2 Peter 2:12).”

Robertson then refused to speak to ONE news reporter, Matt McClean, who is gay, about the incident.

He allegedly told McClean that he would not give an interview to a “filthy faggot”.

In a separate interview, however, he stood by his earlier claims. “I think every single one of them [gay people] should be put to death,” Robertson said.

“Christians shouldn’t be doing it. I’m not going to do it, it’s the Government’s job to be doing it.”

His words have been condemned by the National Leader of Baptist Churches of New Zealand, Rev Craig Vernall.

Vernall confirmed that Westcity Bible Baptist Church is not a member of the union, and said he was “appalled” by Robertson’s comments.

“It’s unfathomable to be that any Christian would pray for someone to commit suicide,” Vernall told GayNZ.com.

“We cannot and never would endorse his comments.”

Robertson is described as having a “love for the lost” on his church’s website, but Marjoram has said: “what you’re preaching isn’t love”.

“And if you call yourself a Christian…Jesus wouldn’t go anywhere near that,” he added.

It seems that Westcity Bible Baptist Church in New Zealand is rather like Westboro Baptist Church in the USA.

Kill all gays, ‘reverend’ United States preacher preaches


This video from the USA says about itself:

Baptist Pastor Prays For President Obama To Die & Go To Hell! “Our Country Is Ran By Faggots

27 August 2009

“Pastor Steve Anderson from the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona wants Barack Obama dead—-reveals it during several sermons. Says that he is “Only preaching the Bible.” I don’t know what bible he is reading, but the bible I read never said that God wants homosexuals dead.

From daily The Independent in Britain:

US pastor Steven Anderson says gay people should be executed for an ‘Aids free Christmas’

The Arizona pastor said the ‘cure’ for Aids was contained in Leviticus

Antonia Molloy

Thursday 04 December 2014

A US Christian pastor has claimed that the world could be “Aids free by Christmas” if all gay people were executed.

In a sermon titled “Aids: The Judgement of God”, Steven Anderson told the congregation of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona, that the Bible advocates genocide of LGBT people.

“Anybody who’s a homo or bi – it’s all the same category – sodomite is what the Bible would call them,” he said.

Speaking ahead of World Aids Day, which took place on 1 December, Anderson said the world had been “brainwashed” about the disease, which he claimed was in fact “the judgement of God”.

In a sermon during which he ranted and stomped his feet, he said he had discovered the “cure” for Aids in the book of Leviticus.

He said: “We can have an Aids free world by Christmas. Okay, it wouldn’t be totally Aids free, but we’d be like 90-some per cent Aids free by Christmas if we follow this.”

Telling his audience to turn to Leviticus 20:13, Anderson read aloud: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, even both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.”

He then said: “And that, my friend, is the cure for Aids. It was right there in the Bible all along – and they’re out spending billions of dollars in research and testing. It’s curable – right there. Because if you executed the homos like God recommends, you wouldn’t have all this AIDS running rampant.”

As the audience laughed, Anderson went on to quote “statistics” that he claimed proved that contracting HIV was directly related to being “homo”.

In the sermon he also stated that “no queers [are] allowed in this church” and boasted that there was no law against his rule. Anderson claimed that all gay people are paedophiles who would pose a threat to children in the congregation.

And he also suggested that openly condemning homosexuality was part of loving God and practising the Christian faith.

Anderson has gained a reputation as a fundamentalist and hate-preacher. He caused particular controversy in 2009 when he professed his hate for US President Barack Obama and prayed for him to die and go to hell.

He has also claimed that women who take the contraceptive pill are “whores” whose blood has turned green.

For someone who claims to know the Bible inside out, Anderson obviously didn’t read the part about loving one another…

Save the Children, war criminal Blair welcome, lesbians not


This video from Britain is called Sandi Toksvig Interview (1/2) FUNNY!

From daily The Guardian in Britain:

Sandi Toksvig: Save the Children fired me for being a lesbian

Comedian reveals that charity stopped her hosting anniversary event in 1990s to prevent Princess Anne meeting a lesbian

Lisa O’Carroll

Saturday 29 November 2014 15.00 GMT

Sandi Toksvig has revealed that Save the Children fired her from hosting their 75th anniversary celebrations in the 1990s because they did not want Princess Anne to meet a lesbian.

The comedian told listeners of her BBC 4 radio show The News Quiz that she had been an ambassador for the charity for years but was suddenly dropped because she was gay.

She had been due to front the Save the Children’s 75th anniversary celebrations in London which the Princess Royal was due to attend.

While joking with fellow quiz show panellists about the row over Save the Children in the US giving Tony Blair a “global legacy award”, Toksvig said: “It’s not the first time Save the Children have got things a little bit on the wrong side”.

“Twenty years ago I was an ambassador for them, I had been for some years, and then I came out in the newspapers.

“Four days before I was to host their massive conference in the Albert Hall, they phoned me up and they fired me – because they didn’t want Princess Anne to meet a lesbian,” she told listeners.

“Now, I’m going to guess, having been involved in the equine world, that she probably met one before,” Toksvig joked.

She said the charity told her the decision was confidential: “They told me not to tell anybody, they told me to keep it a secret. I don’t know what [they thought] … Save the Children, apart from the gay ones!”

When the incident happened in 1994, it was reported that the charity had asked her to withdraw after it was revealed that she was raising three children with her lesbian partner. …

The decision was reportedly taken by the charity’s trustees, prompting protests by lesbian supporters. It said at the time that Toksvig “might distract from the events of the day”.

It later apologised and admitted it had made the wrong decision.

The comedian has three children, and lives with her partner, Debbie Toksvig.

British EDL nazi soldier sentenced for nail bomb building


This video says about itself:

Crimes That Shook Britain – The London Nail Bomber

22 November 2013

David Copeland (born 15 May 1976) is an English Neo-Nazi militant who became known as the “London Nail Bomber” after a 13-day bombing campaign in April 1999 aimed at London’s black, Bangladeshi and gay communities that resulted in three people killed and more than a hundred injured.

Widely labelled a terrorist, Copeland was a former member of two far right political groups, the British National Party and then the National Socialist Movement. Over three successive weekends between 17 and 30 April, Copeland placed homemade nail bombs, each containing up to 1,500 four-inch nails, in holdalls that he left in public spaces around London.

The first bomb was placed outside the Iceland supermarket in Electric Avenue, Brixton, an area of south London with a large black population. The second was in Brick Lane in the East End of London, which has a large Bangladeshi community. The third was inside the Admiral Duncan pub in Soho’s Old Compton Street, the heart of London’s gay community.

The bombs killed three people, including a pregnant woman, and injured 139, four of whom lost limbs. Copeland was diagnosed by five psychiatrists as having paranoid schizophrenia, while one diagnosed a personality disorder not serious enough to avoid a charge of murder. His plea of guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility was not accepted by the prosecution or jury. He was convicted of murder on 30 June 2000, and given six concurrent life sentences. In 2007 the High Court ruled that he must serve at least 50 years.

From daily The Independent in Britain:

Far-right extremist British soldier jailed for two years for building nail bomb

Ryan McGee kept bomb in his room with a collection of weapons

Jon Stone

Friday 28 November 2014

A British soldier with far-right political sympathies has been jailed for two years for building a nail bomb.

Ryan McGee, 20, constructed the device and packed it with 181 metal screws, bits of glass and explosives inside a glass jar.

Police discovered the device while they searched a home in Eccles, Greater Manchester, in connection with an unrelated investigation in November last year. Prosecutors said the bomb was “viable”.

Officers also found a collection of guns, knives and extremist right-wing material in McGee’s room, as well as the bomb-making manual The Anarchist Cookbook. The walls of the room had English Defence League (EDL) flags on them.

The soldier, who was arrested whilst serving in Germany, admitted to possessing a document containing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, and to a second charge of making an explosive device.

The court heard McGee kept a journal entitled Ryan’s Story Book with stickers of Scooby Doo and birds on the front filled with drawings of guns, machetes, knuckledusters and knives and images of several paramilitary soldiers. It also contained references to right-wing groups such as the National Front, KKK and BNP, the court heard.

At sentencing, Recorder of London Brian Barker said the device could have done damage “in the wrong hands”.

“The fact of the matter is any explosive device in the wrong hands could cause untold misery to anyone on the receiving end. Sadly, we live in a violent age. Let’s be quite clear that any experimentation by anybody with these kinds of weapons must lead to severe sentences.”

Following the sentencing, Detective Superintendent Simon Barraclough, from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit, said McGee had “stepped well over the mark of what can be considered acceptable behaviour”.

“McGee had in his possession a viable improvised device and the material and knowledge of how to make it. He clearly set out to make the device, which could have seriously injured or possibly killed members of the public,” he said.

Polish transphobes attack Winnie the Pooh


This video from the USA says about itself:

21 nov. 2014

Winnie the Pooh has been banned from a Polish playground because of his “dubious sexuality” and “inappropriate” dress.

The much-loved animated bear was suggested at a local council meeting to decide which famous character should become the face of the play area in the small town of Tuszyn.

But the idea soon sparked outrage among more conservative members, with one councillor even denouncing poor Pooh as a “hermaphrodite”.

After the attack by the extreme Right in Poland on the Teletubbies … and after another Polish homophobe attacked an elephant

From daily The Morning Star in Britain today:

Party Pooh-pers attack Winnie

Poland: Small-town officials have opposed naming a playground after Winnie the Pooh due to the bear’s apparently unclear gender and immodest clothing.

The matter was debated in a closed-door meeting in the central Polish town of Tuszyn, but didn’t get much media attention until recent days when voice recordings of the meeting were leaked to local media.

Officials complained that Pooh was immodestly dressed and lacked a clear gender. One called the bear a “hermaphrodite.”

I have news for these transphobes. Most bears, both toy bears like Winnie and living brown bears, are lots more ‘immodestly dressed’ than Winnie the Pooh.

French ex-President Sarkozy’s homophobia


This French video is called Gay Pride de Paris 2013.

From daily The Guardian in Britain:

Nicolas Sarkozy calls for repeal of France’s same-sex marriage law

Former president says he favours some form of marriage for same-sex couples, but not the same as for heterosexuals

The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has told supporters that the country’s same-sex marriage law should be scrapped.

Sarkozy, who is campaigning to lead the opposition centre-right UMP party and is expected to run again for president in 2017, was speaking at a debate organised by the conservative Common Sense (Sens Commun) group on Saturday.

Homophobes calling themselves ‘Common Sense’ … reminding one of George Orwell’s novel 1984, where war is peace and ignorance is strength.

Referring to the “mariage pour tous” or “marriage for all” legislation passed by France’s Socialist government last year, he said it needed “rewriting from top to bottom”.

His comments, two weeks before the UMP’s hotly contested leadership election, prompted catcalls from the 3,000-strong audience and cries of “Repeal! Repeal!”. Sarkozy, appearing rattled, responded: “If you’d rather one says repeal the law and make another one … in French, that’s saying the same thing. It comes to the same result. But hey, if that makes you happy, then frankly, it doesn’t cost much.”

Sarkozy explained he was in favour of some form of marriage for same-sex couples, but something different from that for heterosexuals. He said he opposed surrogate parenthood for same-sex couples.

The same-sex marriage legislation is known officially as the Taubira law, named after the justice minister Christiane Taubira who oversaw its introduction.

“It’s no use being against surrogacy if you don’t repeal the Taubira law,” Sarkozy said to cheers and applause.

The former president, who has been married three times, has previously criticised the legislation, saying it was “humiliating families and humiliating people who love the family”, but it is the first time he has called for its repeal.

An Ifop poll published on Saturday found that 68% of respondents supported same-sex unions and 53% supported adoption by same-sex couples, which is illegal in France.

Sarkozy’s comment and apparent policy-making on the hoof brought angry reactions from the governing Socialist party, which accused him of “appealing to the most reactionary instincts of his core supporters”. A spokesperson said Sarkozy wanted to create “a new form of segregation” with his two-tier marriage proposal.

Sarkozy calls for UMP unity after narrow victory in leadership contest. French opposition party supporters in record turnout but under 65% give ex-president mandate for 2017 election: here.

FRENCH former president Nicolas Sarkozy didn’t exactly get a warm embrace from his party on his return to public life on Saturday.

Mr Sarkozy won a race for leader of France’s main conservative party – but with a margin of victory smaller than predicted: here.

February 201: new Sarkozy scandal.