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“Gay Sex” with Jesus might get Teen into Prison

A teenager is facing 2 years in jail after simulating gay oral sex with a Jesus statue. The 14-year-old western Pennsylvanian was charged under a rarely used 1972 law that makes it a crime to desecrate a venerated object after he posted the pictures online. The teen did not damage the statue, but simply posted a picture that some find offensive. The statue of Jesus kneeling in prayer belongs to Love in the Name of Christ, a Christian organization with a branch of Everett.

Gay rights activists have expressed outrage at the decision to give a boy a criminal record for something as ridiculous as this. ‘This is a blasphemy law, pure and simple, and it is in clear violation of the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution,’ said Truth Wins Out Executive Director Wayne Besen.

‘If the kid had destroyed or damaged the statue, he would clearly deserve to face consequences. But taking a picture that offends somebody’s religious sensibilities? This is not Russia or Iran; this is the United States, where we’re supposed to value freedom of speech. Pennsylvania should be ashamed of itself for so clearly violating this kid’s constitutional rights.’

He added: ‘The Establishment Clause, part of the First Amendment, states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” ‘Nowhere does it say that religious people reserve the right never to be offended by anything.

‘This child has not committed a criminal act, and Truth Wins Out strongly believes that the family court with jurisdiction is abusing its power by prosecuting a kid and potentially marking him as a criminal simply because somebody was offended.’

  

Not a pretty Site

As you certainly noticed the blog looks awful at the moment. The latest WordPress update broke the old theme beyond fixing and alas using the old version of WordPress is not an option for security reasons so we had to switch to the default theme for now.

I hope to have the re-launch of the site ready very soon, we’re just waiting for the new board software (should come out any day now) and I need to find some money somewhere to actually pay for the licenses for the board and blog theme. Until then things will look kinda shitty, sorry about that :(

  

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CNN vs. Shota

Earlier this week Japan banned the possession of sexually explicit photos and videos involving any person under the age of 18. It’s worth noting that this ban only applies to real people, not drawn characters in anime, manga and video games. And this is something US news station CNN has a huge problem with apparently considering their consistent lobbying against these fictional works in Japan. They asked their audience on Twitter:

Now here are some of the answers people on Twitter had for CNN:





This subject has been a hot topic in Japan for a couple of years now and many users of forums and blogs like Hachima agree with the sentiments expressed in the tweets above.  A commenter on 2ch, a large and famous Japanese forum, made the point that these manga are neither exclusively aimed at nor mostly done by men: "There are women who draw these manga, read them, and play these games."

"These. Are. Just. Drawings," said another user in a comment. "Why don’t you guys say this after you lower your crime rate first," asked a snarky commentator looking at the Americans who have a much higher rate of crimes and rape than the Japanese. "Yanks picking fictional Lolita regulation over gun regulation." added another.

For many people involved in this discussion the argument is not necessarily about defending sexualized depiction of kids in manga and anime, but freedom of speech and art. When it comes to that freedom whether it’s sexualized comics or gory video games, where, do you draw the line?

via Karl Andersson

  

Comments

Even after numerous warnings there’s a small number of people who insist on abusing the comment section to fight their own private wars against each other which, frankly, makes moderating comments a pain in the ass. And not the good kind. On top of that we have to deal with people leaving inappropriate & lewd comments, not to mention the ones who think it’s a great idea to publish someone’s personal information.

Trying to keep the comments clean eats up time and energy we’d rather spend working on the re-launch of the site. That’s why I’d like to get your opinion about whether you’d actually miss the comments if we’d disable them altogether.

  

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After careful Deliberation, Baby goes with being Gay

EDMOND, OK—Following weeks of deliberation during which he carefully considered what sort of life he wanted for himself, 4-month-old baby Nathan Reynolds announced Wednesday that he had decided to be homosexual.

“I thought about it for a long time,” said Reynolds, who took into account both how his peers would view him and how he would be treated by society at large before determining his sexual orientation. “I weighed the pros and cons of homosexuality, and ultimately I decided that it was the right thing for me.”

The 16-week-old infant, who admitted that he was fully aware of the negative consequences associated with choosing to be attracted to members of the same sex, claimed that he was now prepared to go through life struggling with rejection, intolerance, and unprovoked hostility.

In addition, Reynolds confirmed that he opted for homosexuality despite very serious concerns about sustaining permanent psychological damage from a lack of acceptance from family members and fearing the stigma of publicly displaying affection for another man.

“Of course, I wasn’t certain of anything at first, but when I finally made up my mind to be gay, I was conscious of the fact that loved ones would repeatedly tell me that I’m not normal,” said the 4-month-old baby who made the decision before reaching the developmental milestone of head control. “Even though I’ll be subjected to ignorant homophobic attitudes and countless anti-gay slurs, the choice of homosexuality really works for me.”

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