Freedom…It was nice while it lasted

This is a dangerous situation. Now you can’t have a business without providing specific offerings for gays. How far are we going to take this? 


Suit forces eHarmony to offer gay dating service

Wed Nov 19, 3:33 pm ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Online dating service eHarmony has agreed to create a new website for gays and lesbians as part of a settlement with a gay man in New Jersey, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General said on Wednesday.

The website will provide a dating service with “male seeking a male” or “female seeking a female” options, the Attorney General’s office said in a statement.

eHarmony said it will launch the new same-sex dating site, named “Compatible Partners,” by March 31.

The settlement was the result of a discrimination complaint filed by Eric McKinley against eHarmony in 2005, which will be dismissed under the settlement agreement.

eHarmony was founded in 2000 by evangelical Christian Dr. Neil Clark Warren and had ties with the influential religious conservative group Focus on the Family.

The New Jersey complaint is not the only legal action to be brought against eHarmony for failing to provide a same-sex option.

In March, lawyers in California brought a lawsuit against the company on behalf of San Francisco resident Linda Carlson, who was denied access to eHarmony because she is gay.

“We believe that this case is now essentially moot, and we’re confident that we will prove that in court,” eHarmony vice president Antone Johnson said in a statement about the California case.

Liberal Double Standard

With the recent passage of Proposition 8 in California we are once again shown the double standard of the liberal movement. For decades liberal churches have been picking up their parishioners in buses and driving them to the voting precincts. All the way they tell them how to vote. When that happens, IN EVERY ELECTION, you don’t hear a word about pulling their tax exempt status. Does reverend Wright sound neutral? How about Jesse Jackson? The LDS Church has gone to great lengths to stay politically neutral. However, they have reserved the right to express opinions on moral issues. I believe there is a thousand years of precedence on religions expressing opinions on moral issues.

Proposition 8 lost by popular vote. The voice of the people should be the ultimate standard. Unfortunately, the voice of the people is exactly what liberals want to avoid. They prefer to get their way by legislating from the bench. Their way meaning: legalizing abortion, legalizing gay marriage, banning school prayer and banning religious symbols.

Liberals want the voice of the people as long as they, and only they, can act as influencers. If the voice of the people doesn’t go their way, they go to the courts, targeting district courts that favor their side.

Now that the election is over they are marching on the LDS church temples. Can someone explain to me why? It’s over, there isn’t another vote next week. Why are they marching now? It’s clear that they are trying to intimidate the Church and its members. Intimidation….now that’s American. 

They are tenacious. You got to love them for that.

Liberal Educators – “Gay, Lesbian Pledge Cards”

A California school system refuses to say what action, if any, it will take after it received complaints about a kindergarten teacher who encouraged her students to sign “pledge cards” in support of gays.

During a celebration of National Ally Week, Tara Miller, a teacher at the Faith Ringgold School of Arts and Science in Hayward, Calif., passed out cards produced by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network to her class of kindergartners.

The cards asked signers to be “an ally” and to pledge to “not use anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) language or slurs; intervene, when I feel I can, in situations where others are using anti-LGBT language or harassing other students and actively support safer schools efforts.”

The school has acknowledged that the exercise was not appropriate for kindergartners.

Parent Adela Voelker, who declined to be interviewed in depth for this report, said she was furious when she found her child’s signature on one of the cards. She said she contacted a non-profit legal defense organization specializing in parents’ rights.

Meanwhile, a school board member, Jeff Cook, says some type of action should be taken.

“We have a general rule that all instruction should be age appropriate, and this clearly was not,” said Cook, who has served on the school board for five years.

Val Joyner, a school district spokeswoman, told in an e-mail that when deciding what to teach on this subject matter, educators “gather materials from community agencies and other education groups” and that “the materials have grade level indicators which help determine what is age-appropriate.”

The district said the pledge cards were intended for middle school and high school students.

Asked last week if the district planned to take action against Miller, Joyner said she would have to look into the incident. On Thursday she told that she did not have an answer for the question and that she would no longer be doing any media interviews.

Joyner said in an e-mail that Miller, the teacher, “planned to teach students how to become an ally and conflict-mediation through various activities.” She added that the district doesn’t advocate for a specific cause and/or lifestyle, and it has “no curriculum for gay, lesbian and transgender lifestyles.”,2933,445865,00.html