Wednesday, May 24, 2017

No, You're Not A Bigot If You Don't Want To Have Sex With Everyone



No, You're Not A Bigot If You Don't Want To Have Sex With Everyone
By: Ben Shapiro
You.

Yes, you.

You're a bigot.

Are you a straight man who only wants to have sex with women? Are you a gay man who only wants to have sex with men? Are you a bisexual man who wants to have sex with people of both sexes but only if they are good-looking? Are you asexual?

You're a bigot.
According to Samantha Allen of The Daily Beast, it is deeply "disappointing but unsurprising" that under 20 percent of Americans in a recent survey said they would be open to having sex with a transgender person. That's because, she says, "Cultural acceptance has tended to lag behind formal recognition."

It turns out that according to the left, all sexual behavior is malleable and based largely on social structures that have been implemented by the patriarchy. Men and women don't exist but for their self-perception -- we know that a man can be a woman and a woman can be a man, regardless of biology. That's why Caitlyn Jenner isn't just a man with a mental disorder and some plastic surgery and hormone injections; Caitlyn Jenner is as much of a woman as Michelle Obama. The left reasons that if a man can be a woman, then a man who only wants to have sex with biological women must be a bigot -- his desires have been wrongly defined by a society that restricted the definition of womanhood to, you know, women. If only men had been exposed to the deeper truth of gender earlier. If only they'd known that some women have male genitalia. Then, perhaps they'd be willing to have sex with biological men who are actually women.

The same holds true with regard to homosexuals, of course. If a woman is a lesbian, it's discriminatory of her to not want to have sex with a man who identifies as a woman. Her desires have also been shaped by her environment. And her environment has drawn a stark but wrong -- oh, ever so wrong! -- line between biological men and biological women.

If all of this sounds insane, that's because it is. Straight men are attracted to women, not men who identify as women. Straight women are attracted to biological men. As a general rule, homosexuals are attracted to members of the same biological sex. Attempting to pretend away reality doesn't change that reality.

But the left is plagued by two myths that lie in direct opposition to one another. The first: All human behavior can be changed by changing society at large. The second: All human sexual behavior is innate and unchanging. Under the first myth, if we just train people that men and women are the same and that even their genitals don't provide a meaningful difference, men will begin having sex with transgender women, and women will begin having sex with transgender men. Under the second myth, however, transgender identity itself is immutable and unchanging, as is homosexuality and heterosexuality. This provides an unanswerable conundrum for transgender advocates: How can they get people to accept transgender people sexually when people's sexuality is supposedly unchanging?

So the left merely ignores the problem and papers it over with the word "bigot."

Reality isn't bigotry. People are attracted to those they are attracted to. There is a biological component to that as well as a cultural component. But ignoring biology in favor of culture is idiotic, and ignoring culture in favor of biology is ignorant. They both play a part. The suggestion that discriminatory nastiness is at the root of the perfectly logical biological desire for people to have sex with members of the opposite biological sex is merely a slur, a crutch to cover up the illogic of the far left when it comes to gender and sex.

Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama was an advocate for the ONE Campaign.

Note: ONE Campaign is a partner with the International Rescue Committee.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the International Rescue Committee, the Media Matters for America, and the Robin Hood Foundation.
George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, and is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations.   
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.    
Clifford S. Asness is a director at the International Rescue Committee, supported same-sex marriage in New York, and was a fundraiser for the 2008 John McCain presidential campaign.
John S. McCain III was the candidate for the 2008 John McCain presidential campaign, is married to Cindy Hensley McCain, and Meghan McCain’s father.
Cindy Hensley McCain is married to John S. McCain III, and was an advocate for the ONE Campaign.
ONE Campaign is a partner with the International Rescue Committee.
Meghan McCain is John S. McCain III’s daughter, and a columnist for the Daily Beast.
IAC/InterActiveCorp was a funder for the Daily Beast.
Chelsea V. Clinton is a director at the IAC/InterActiveCorp, the vice chair for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and a friend of Georgina Bloomberg.    
Sidney Blumenthal was a consultant for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, a contributor for the Daily Beast, is Hillary Rodham Clinton’s friend & confidant, and a consultant for the Media Matters for America.
Hillary Rodham Clinton was a director at the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, a friend & confidant of Sidney Blumenthal, and Chelsea V. Clinton’s mother.
Georgina Bloomberg is a friend of Chelsea V. Clinton, and Michael R. Bloomberg’s daughter.
Michael R. Bloomberg is Georgina Bloomberg & Emma Bloomberg’s father, was an advocate for the ONE Campaign, the New York (NY) mayor, and a donor for the Robin Hood Foundation.
Michelle Obama was an advocate for the ONE Campaign.
ONE Campaign is a partner with the International Rescue Committee.
Clifford S. Asness is a director at the International Rescue Committee, supported same-sex marriage in New York, was a fundraiser for the 2008 John McCain presidential campaign, and a leadership council member for the Robin Hood Foundation.
Emma Bloomberg was the chief of staff for the Robin Hood Foundation, and is Michael R. Bloomberg’s daughter.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Ruling Roosters

 

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The Ruling of Roosters of the Louis the XIV Room
A Fable
By Rev. Dr. Samuel Orrin Sewell

Once upon a time, a naïve, idealistic young clergyman was assigned to an affluent suburban church. He didn’t plan it that way. It just happened to him.

He was startled, and somewhat offended by the opulence of his new church. Prior to this assignment he had served as chaplain to a prison and also a university. He was accustomed to the stark facilities of a non-revenue producing ministry. However, this church was a real money maker. The red velvet pews in the sanctuary were enough    to make him suspect the spirituality of his predecessor. Equally unsettling was the neighborhood tour, where the plush residences of members of the church were proudly displayed to him. However, his guide on the tour was the kindly Pastor Emeritus of the church who pointed out that rich people need the love of Christ at least as much as anyone else. The naïve young clergyman could cope with everything except the “Louis The XIV Room.”

What a bizarre room to find in a Christian church! The carpet was mint green, and over an inch thick. It felt like walking on a velvet lawn. Expensive, delicate, antique furniture had been donated by prominent church members. Small mirrors, sconces, paintings, and objects de art were carefully arranged about the walls and furniture. Fine, white lace dollies festooned the arms of rich divans and easy chairs. The entire inside wall of the room wasn’t really a wall, but a set of ornate French doors with immaculately spotless inlaid glass. Brightly polished brass letters over the doors read, LOUIS THE XIV ROOM. A much smaller sign was attached to the door at eye level. It read AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY! Overall, it gave the appearance of a room in a museum designed to recreate the feel of historic periods of ostentation.

A very special group used the room. This group was known by various names, but the one that stuck with these women was, “Ruling Roosters.” Not that they were all male, but rather that they all saw themselves as ruling the roost. The Ruling Rooster ladies loved their Louis The XIV Room and two times a week they gathered there to discuss the Bible, drink tea, and gossip. Occasionally a visiting dignitary might be allowed to sip tea in such splendor, but the Ruling Roosters allowed no one else into their hallowed enclave.

The new minister soon came to see the room as merely a symbol of the real problems in the church. He had been warned in seminary that there was a ruling clique in every church, and that many church members were likely to share their attitudes. However, he was only beginning to understand the influence of these “lay leaders.” They made generous contributions to the church, and broadly hinted that the ministry would benefit from their wills. They resisted any outreach to the community, and seemed to make visitors feel unwelcome. They had honestly come to believe that the church belonged to them, and they were determined to keep “outsiders” out. Of course, a new member who had Ruling Roost sympathies was not considered an “outsider.”

They were uncomfortable and irritated with other activities in their church. Unkind things were said about community groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, singles groups, and other intruders. Even the Girl Scouts and Brownies had their enemies among the Ruling Roosters. A promising counseling ministry was nipped in the bud, because they didn’t’ want any “loonies” hanging around the church. Since many of the Ruling Roosters came from successful secular backgrounds, they often put a worldly influence into the decisions and ambience of the church. They were even known to plot strategy for the church board meetings that might border on being considered “dirty tricks,” even by secular political standards.

The Ruling Roosters often complained, and they were effective enough to cause other members of the church to walk on eggshells, for fear of offending them. “SHhhh, the Ruling Roosters are in the building!” the singles leader would say. “Make sure you don’t leave any coffee cups in the kitchen sink, one of the Ruling Roosters might find them,” the church secretary might warn. A youth leader was heard to say, “We can’t sing that song tonight; the Ruling Roosters are having a meeting in the Louis The XIV Room.”

The Ruling Rooster reign of tyranny was nearly all-inclusive, except for the children. Some of the teenagers were bold enough to exhibit deliberate rowdiness in the hall outside the Louis The XIV Room. The smaller children were less overt, but they were known to leave small, smudgy palm prints on the glass doors and occasionally crayon marks were found in the hallway or on the woodwork. The crisis came when a particularly valued vase was shattered right inside the Louis The XIV Room. No one knew who the culprit was, nor did he even bother to clean up the evidence of his heinous crime. Three groups became suspect; “those darn kids,” “those outside people,” or those members of the church who just weren’t respectable enough to be considered Ruling Rooster material.

The outraged Ruling Roosters sent an angry delegation to have a word with the new pastor. They were even bold enough to hint that he may not be around for long if he didn’t effectively deal with their list of complaints. This tactic was the beginning of a disaster for them!

At first, our naïve idealist leader was taken aback by the vehement complaints. He weakly promised to look into the situation, to see what he could do. However, upon reflection, a much more radical plan began to take shape in his mind. He thought about the sins of elitism and spiritual pride. He knew that the self righteous are seldom righteous in the eyes of God. He consulted the scriptures and was reminded of the respect Jesus had for the awesome closeness to God which children enjoy. He reviewed the story of Mary and Martha and how Martha had chastised Mary for not helping with housework. Mary preferred a pure soul to a perfect house and Jesus used her as an example of the “better choice.” He knew the church needed to reach outside itself, or it had no reason to call itself a “ministry.”  He knew the preschool needed new equipment and space, and that the Louis The XIV Room was only used a few hours a week. He got goose bumps all over when he prayed about the matter. His prayer was answered with the words, “Always inclusive, never exclusive!” The spirit of revolution against the Ruling Rooster regime was born in the children, but it was up to him to make the coup successful.

Even though he was convinced of the correctness of the cause, he expected to be rebuffed when he timidly approached the Pastor Emeritus with his plan. To his surprise the Pastor Emeritus flashed a wide knowing smile and only cautioned him to be as kind to the Ruling Roosters as possible. The next Sunday he preached a sermon which left the congregation agape at his boldness! The first thing Monday morning he had the Louis The XIV Room stripped of its beautiful interior, including the mint green carpet. He then notified the church that the furnishings would be auctioned to buy new equipment for the preschool. Soon the Louis The XIV Room rang with the noisy activities of messy, boisterous, curious, alive, happy children.

Strangely, the Ruling Roosters never staged a counter-revolution. To be sure, some of them left to join the ruling clique in another church, but most of them found more fulfilling niches in God’s house. Some of them even became volunteer workers in the preschool, which now occupied their former throne room.

The church began to deliver a full spectrum ministry to the community. Younger families and people without families were drawn to the revitalized church. The older people became respected, tolerant, elders and grandparents in the family of God. The youngsters and outsiders were no longer annoying intrusions, but were welcomed into an open and loving atmosphere. Lonely people found family life, fellowship, and occasionally they even found that special someone within the congregation. Many people found themselves! The strands of subtle change became “the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love.” It was wonderful!

So the people of God had a family reunion which lasted through the years. The clergyman learned to appreciate the red velvet pews, and they all lived happily ever after.

MORAL: The family of God can’t afford a Louis The XIV Room in their minds, hearts or house of worship.

California Democratic Party Leader Leads ‘F*ck Donald Trump’ Chant at Convention



California Democratic Party Leader Leads ‘F*ck Donald Trump’ Chant at Convention
by Adelle Nazarian 21 May 2017
Outgoing California Democratic Party chairman John Burton left his post of eight years on Saturday by waving his middle fingers in the air and rallying his party’s annual convention to chant “F*ck Donald Trump!”

Cameras also captured House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi laughing as Burton flipped off the president. Former Obama administration Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis was also spotted relishing in the event.

At one point during the convention, Burton reportedly told a universal healthcare protester to “Put your f*ing sign down man, we’re all for it. Jesus Christ.” According to the San Jose Mercury News, he previously told a larger group of protesters, “There’s some people who have been fighting for that issue before you guys were born. You ought to get on with it.”

Also on Saturday, longtime Democratic leader Eric Bauman was elected as chairman of the California Democratic Party Saturday, by just over 60 votes. But his rival, Kimberly Ellis, refused to concede, and has reportedly stated that she is in touch with attorneys over the matter.

“This race is not done,” Ellis told hundreds of her supporters, who were calling for a recount at the California Democratic Convention, according to the Los Angeles Times. She reportedly added, “We will see you all in the morning.”

Bauman, on the other hand, issued a victory message to his supporters:
There is no denying that there is a problem when so many of our hardworking activists feel that they are not welcome within our Party and that they have been slighted and shut out of the process. We cannot win the vital elections in 2018 and beyond without the energy, commitment and participation of every part of our Democratic family.

Bauman has headed the Los Angeles County Democratic since 2000 and has served as the Golden State’s Democratic party vice chairman since 2009. His victory in the race placed a spotlight on the nationwide battle between the party’s establishment and more progressive wing. According to the Times, “Bauman was a favorite of the party establishment, while Ellis drew the backing of liberals who supported Sen. Bernie Sanders in last year’s presidential primary.”

He recently endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) to chair the Democratic National Committee. Former Secretary of labor Tom Perez won the chairmanship, but appointed Ellison as his deputy chair.

Saturday’s convention also saw some drama when a convention staff employee interrupted Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), as she spoke at the African American Caucus meeting, to ask her to shorten her speech.

As soon as the man approached Waters’s podium, one of the women sitting on stage to her left shouted, “Hey, hey, hey, hey.” Another woman in the audience could be heard saying, “leave her alone.” Soon after that, one of the men seated on stage stood up and starting pushing the man away from the congresswoman’s podium.

Waters continued, “That’s alright. That’s okay. They try to shut me up all the time.” Some audience members stood up, and the room broke into applause.

Waters, who has been calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, was talking about Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey and his meetings with the Russian ambassador and foreign minister.

In the back of the room, the man who had asked Waters to wrap up her speech was surrounded by what appeared to be several members of Waters team. Some chanted to Waters, “Keep going! Keep going!”

At one point during her talk, the microphone was cut off, but Waters kept talking.

African American Caucus Chair Darren Parker said, “Our caucus pays for this room… And it has been tradition if we were going to run over that we pay additional fees.” He added, “I have never, ever seen anyone from staff walk up to a speaker, interrupt the speaker and then cut off the sound.” He said, “Damn it, we will not tolerate this!” and thumped his fist on the table before the audience broke into applause.

According to the Sacramento Bee, the three-day convention also had a raucous start Friday, as liberal activists booed and heckled DNC Chair Tom Perez after they marched from the state Capitol to the convention center to promote a universal health care program.

San Jose Mercury News
Susan Goldberg was an executive editor for the San Jose Mercury News, and the president of the American Society of News Editors.

Note: Stephen Engelberg was a director at the American Society of News Editors, and is a managing editor for ProPublica.
Gara LaMarche was a director at ProPublica, a VP & director of U.S. programs for the Open Society Foundations, and an associate director for the Human Rights Watch.
Rosa Brooks was a special counsel to the president for the Open Society Foundations, and columnist for the Los Angeles Times.
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Human Rights Watch, Demos, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Economic Policy Institute, the Atlantic Council of the United States (think tank), and the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations, was a benefactor at the Human Rights Watch, the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, and Nancy Pelosi was invited to his 2013 wedding reception.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for ProPublica, the Human Rights Watch, Demos, the New America Foundation, and the Economic Policy Institute.
Jay T. Harris was a senior fellow at Demos, and a publisher for the San Jose Mercury News.
Susan Goldberg was an executive editor for the San Jose Mercury News, and the president of the American Society of News Editors.
Melanie A. Sill was a director at the American Society of News Editors, and an editor & SVP for the Sacramento Bee.
John Decker was a photographer for the Sacramento Bee, and is a friend of Joe Mathews.
Joe Mathews is a friend of John Decker, and a senior fellow at the New America Foundation.
Jonathan Soros is a director at the New America Foundation, George Soros’s son, and a global board member for the Open Society Foundations.
Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Human Rights Watch, the Atlantic Council of the United States (think tank), the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, Demos, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the Economic Policy Institute.
John J. Studzinski is a director at the Human Rights Watch, a director at the Atlantic Council of the United States (think tank), and was a co-head of investment banking for the HSBC Holdings plc.
HSBC Holdings plc was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
James B. Comey was a director at the HSBC Holdings plc, and a director for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (think tank).
Glover Park Group was a lobby firm for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. 
Howard Wolfson was a partner at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and is married to Terri McCullough.
Terri McCullough is married to Howard Wolfson, and Nancy Pelosi’s chief of staff.
Nancy Pelosi’s chief of staff is Terri McCullough, the minority leader for the U.S. House of Representatives, was the chairman for the California Democratic Party, invited to George Soros’s 2013 wedding reception, and Cecile Richards was her deputy chief of staff.
Cecile Richards was Nancy Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, the founder & president for America Votes, is the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund is a national partner with America Votes.
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union is a national partner with America Votes.
Joseph T. Hansen was the president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, a director at the Economic Policy Institute, and is a founding chairman for Change to Win.
Anna Burger was a chair for Change to Win, a secretary-treasurer for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and a director at the Economic Policy Institute.
Service Employees International Union is a national partner with America Votes.
Keith Ellison is a director at the Economic Policy Institute, and a co-chair for the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Bernard Sanders is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and a U.S. Senate senator.
Maxine Waters is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.