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British Marine Claims He Was ‘Forced to Masturbate to Gay Porn” As Punishment

Corporal Danny Foster

 

Corporal Danny Foster, and corporal Philip Beer,  are on trial at Portsmouth Military Court in England for ill-treatment of a subordinate after a lower ranked service member stepped forward and claimed that the two forced fellow marines to watch gay porn and masturbate in front of others as part of a bizarre punishment.

The “punishment” incidents are alleged to have happened between May and August 2014 at Faslane and Coulport naval bases in Argyll.

“You could be punished for anything starting from just leaving a pen lid on the floor up to operational things like not turning on your radio while on patrol. ‘A senior marine would stand at the front and would ask if there were any integrity shouts – which meant you would own up to a mistake you had made.” said one Marine.

According to testimony on the first occasion, there had been a map reading test which was made too hard and so a number of people failed. ‘We got lined up at the front of the room during family time and the corporals, who were at the back, were talking about what they would make us do. ‘They all laughed when Corporal Foster said we should wank to gay porn.  “I told Foster I wasn’t going to do it but he said to me ‘you fucking are’. ‘The porn was military themed porn, the men had berets on and people were watching us – we were told the last person to ejaculate would get another punishment. ‘I felt disgusted and degraded having to do it, it was massively degrading, I had no power against it; I could not say no.’

Foster denies the ill treatment of a subordinate.

 

 

 

 

Oil Scandal Suspected Federal Judge in Louisiana UPHOLDS State Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Feldman

 

A federal judge in Louisiana upheld the states ban on same-sex marriage breaking the current string of 20 consecutive rulings overturning bans in other states.

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman also upheld the state’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages performed legally in other states. in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

Feldman said gay marriage supporters failed to prove that ban violates equal protection or due process provisions of the U.S. Constitution. He also rejected an argument that the ban violated the First Amendment by effectively forcing legally married gay couples to state that they are single on Louisiana income tax returns.

Feldman sided with the state, which had argued that the nation’s high court, in the Defense of Marriage Act decision, recognized the rights of state voters and legislatures to define marriage.

“Although opinions about same-sex marriage will understandably vary among the states, and other states in free and open debate will and have chosen differently, that does not mandate that Louisiana has overstepped its sovereign authority,” he wrote

Feldman said the Supreme Court decision “correctly discredited” the Defense of Marriage Act’s effect on New York law legalizing same-sex unions. But, he also noted language in the decision outlining the states’ historic authority to recognize and define marriage.

He also said that neither the Supreme Court, nor the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, have defined gay people as a protected class in discrimination cases.

“In light of still-binding precedent, this Court declines to fashion a new suspect class. To do so would distort precedent and demean the democratic process.”

Judge Feldman, a 1983 appointee of President Ronald Reagan has had his integrity called into question in the past.

In June 22, 2010, Feldman issued a preliminary injunction blocking a six month moratorium on deep-water offshore drilling in Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC v. Salazar. Feldman’s 2008 financial disclosure indicated that, he owned stock in Transocean  the company that owned the Deepwater Horizon rig, as well as in other oil companies which would be affected by the moratorium..

Judge Feldman’s 2009 financial disclosure report indicates that he had financial investments in multiple BlackRock funds, each valued under $15000, much like the prior year. Although Blackrock was said to be the largest holder of BP stock,it’s not clear that any of these funds held stock in BP. Feldman held stock in Exxon-Mobil during the hearing on the drilling moratorium and from June 8 to June 21, he issued several orders related to the moratorium case. On June 22, at the “opening of the stock market”, he reportedly sold his Exxon-Mobil stock. Hours later, he issued his ruling lifting the moratorium.

WI Catholic Bishop Warns 300,000 Diocese Members That Voting Democrat Will Send You To Hell

Catholic Bishop David Laurin Ricken has informed the over 300,000 members of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin that voting for candidates (Democrats) whose positions contradict any so-called “non-negotiables” of Catholic teachings puts  “one in grave moral danger.” (Translation:  You’re going to HELL.)

Ricken wrote:

I would like to review some of the principles to keep in mind as you approach the voting booth to complete your ballot.  The first is the set of non-negotiables.  These are areas that are “intrinsically evil” and cannot be supported by anyone who is a believer in God or the common good or the dignity of the human person. 

They are:

  1. abortion
  2. euthanasia
  3. embryonic stem cell research
  4. human cloning
  5. homosexual “marriage” 

These are intrinsically evil.  “A well-formed Christian conscience does not permit one to vote for a political program that contradicts fundamental contents of faith and morals.”  Intrinsically evil actions are those which have an evil object.  In other words, an act is evil by its very nature and to choose an action of this type puts one in grave moral danger. [emphases added]

But what does this have to do with the election?  Some candidates and one party have even chosen some of these as their party’s or their personal political platform.  To vote for someone in favor of these positions means that you could be morally “complicit” with these choices which are intrinsically evil. This could put your own soul in jeopardy.

Gay activist and  journalist John Becker of Truth Wins Out who broke the story weighs in.

This story hits close to home for me, as I was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin and used to be very active in the Green Bay Catholic Diocese. I come from a family of liturgical musicians and was even a previous bishop’s favorite cantor (until I was unceremoniously dismissed for my “scandalous” marriage to another man); my parents — both fixtures of Green Bay’s Catholic community — are outspokenin their support of LGBT equality, as are many friends. According to all the reports I’ve heard so far from them and others, Bishop Ricken’s letter has outraged and divided local Catholics. There are even rumors that, inspired by Catholic communities in Washington State, some parishes might defy Ricken’s order and refuse to distribute his letter. For the sake of the Catholic LGBT youth in Northeastern Wisconsin — many of whom, like me, are still growing up falsely believing that they are somehow “intrinsically evil” — I hope as many churches as possible do just that.

Rickens letter was posted on the diocesan website and emailed to the offices of every parish. The diocese is also ordering churches to include the letter in their bulletins this weekend or next.

EXPOSED! Over 600 Gay Men Falsely Arrested In Sex Sting Operation In Palm Beach, Florida

 
In what has to be one of the biggest use of police abuse of power and the targeting and  of entrapment of gay men since the 1960’s.  Editor Jason Parsley of the South Florida Gay News has exposed a massive undercover police operation in Palm Beach, FL, that has led to the arrest more than 600 men allegedly looking for sex when ONLY 4 were actually caught in the act and the rest were arrested only after an undercover police officer propositioned them.
 
Detectives Peter Lazar and his partner Vaniclov “Van” Garner, from 2005 to 2010 arrested more than 600  using what one lawyer called “disgusting” tactics of entrapment while another lawyer questioned the legality of the detectives’ behavior.“They approach, lure and entice guys who are sitting alone in their car, start a sexually charged conversation and then look for a way to arrest them,” said Fort Lauderdale attorney Russell Cormican, who estimates he’s probably represented upwards of a 100 men over the past 15 years for getting busted for public sex.One man Gerry Sanders (not his real name) was jogging in the the park and washed his face in the restroom. Sanders, who noticed two men acting strangely in the restroom, mistook the undercover detectives for potential muggers. After leaving the bathroom he got in his car and left with the detective following him through the park. The incident ended with Sanders being charged with loitering in a public restroom.
 
Gerry Sanders is straight and has a girlfriend.
 
Read the article in FULL by clicking HERE

Homophobic Tennesse Judge George Ellis Rebuked By Appeals Court, Lesbian Couple Reunited With Their Children

In May 2008 homophobic Gibson County Judge George Ellis, prohibited overnight stays of Angel Chandler xhildren from her previous marriage at her house while her current  partner Mary Counce was in residence giving her the choice of her children or livng with her current partner of more than 10 years of living together.

The so-called “paramour clause” was first imposed Gibson County Chancellor George Ellis, prohibiting overnight stays by Counce. The restriction was not requested by Chandler’s ex-husband and came despite a psychological evaluation finding no harm to their children, who are now ages 17 and 15.

“I just thought it was insane when the judge said I couldn’t stay in the house from 11 to 7,” said Counce, who has two college-aged children of her own. “If we could have been married, I wouldn’t have been a paramour, but how can we be married when it’s not allowed? It’s a Catch-22 and Bigots like Ellis love that kind of stuff.”

Despite Angel Chandler moving North Carolina, Ellis maintained jurisdiction over the case since Chandler’s ex-husband continued to live in Gibson County. The Tennessee appeals court struck down Ellis’ ruling last year, but he issued a new ruling in March, again imposing the paramour clause, stating, “a paramour overnight, abuse of alcohol and abuse of drugs are clearly common sense understanding that children can be adversely affected by such exposure …”

In its Tuesday ruling, the Tennesee appeals court once again over-turned Ellis’s ruling and stated that this time Ellis had abused his position and  power.

“The record is devoid of any evidence whatsoever to support the finding that a paramour provision is in the best interests of the children,” the court wrote. “In fact, the record contains evidence demonstrating that a paramour provision is contrary to the best interests of the children.”

Chandler said Ellis effectively criminalized her relationship with Counce.

“He acted like a marriage certificate hanging on the wall equaled good parenting because that’s all he really cared about,” Chandler said. “(He thought) If you’re gay, you’re not good parents and the evidence didn’t matter. There was nothing rational or logical about it. It was all just basically bias and bigotry.”

James Esseks, director of the ACLU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Project.states that “Hopefully such a stern rebuke from the appeals court will send a loud and clear message to judges across the state that these kinds of restrictions are unduly burdensome on lesbian and gay parents who are just as capable of being good parents but don’t have the option of marrying.”

Hopefully yes.

Realistically as long as the bigots are out there we will always be fighting.