STOP ISIS; Talk About Sex

October 30, 2014

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You don't hear a lot of women's groups speaking out for ISIS or ISIL as it is sometimes known.  But apparently there are some women who do far more than merely speak out.  Excerpted from Al Arabiya: Startling details have surfaced of British female jihadists forcing captured Iraqi women into sexual slavery at brothels run by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), British media reported Thursday.  The Brothels, operated by the female “police force” called the al-Khanssaa Brigade, have been set up for the use of ISIS militants, according to the Daily Mirror. Thousands of Iraqi women have already been forced into sex slavery at the brothels , with as many as 3,000 women and girls been taken captive from the Yazidi tribe in Iraq over the course of the militants’ offensive across the region, according to the daily. This is OK with these British women because the abuse is directed at non-Muslims.  ISIS recruits have been urged to marry Brits and other European women (and probably Americans as well) to facilitate recruitment of women to do the dirty work of ISIS.   ...ISIS offers captured girls and women as a "reward" to its followers. ...

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Dude, We Are So Not Pivoting

October 27, 2014

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Doctrine over principle.  Tradition over reform.  Dogma over compassion.  From the biggest battlefield of our collective sexual future: that's right--the mean streets of Vatican City. Catholic bishops rejected a landmark change Saturday in the rigid stance on gays and divorcees, revealing enormous gaps within the church at the end of a two- week meeting.  The synod’s final statement failed to include the remarkably conciliatory language revealed a week ago, which would have welcomed the “gifts and qualities” of gay Catholics and [failed to include a call] on pastors to “avoid any language or behavior” that could discriminate against divorced Catholics.  The bishops did, however, praise conjugal love — love within the bounds of traditional marriage — calling it “one of the most beautiful of all miracles and the most common.” Still, the failure to reach a consensus on broader- reaching language is a failure for the more tolerant tone Pope Francis has struck since taking the role of pontiff more than a year ago.  After the vote Saturday, Francis warned bishops against what he called “hostile rigidity” in their thinking on these topics.... American Cardinal Raymond Burke [blond dude at left getting fired by Pope Francis to his right]...

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The Secret is Out: Sex is Pretty Great

October 26, 2014

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A Catholic priest and a Jewish rabbi were seated next to one another on a plane.  Over the course of their hours in the air the two men struck up a conversation.  "Now tell me rabbi, have you ever violated the laws of kosher and actually eaten a ham sandwich?"  The rabbi was a bit embarrassed but, what the heck, he was never going to see this guy again so, sheepishly, he admitted he had violated one of the dietary tenets of his faith.  After his disclosure, he posed a similar question, "Father, how about you, have you ever violated the rule of celibacy?"  The red-faced priest looked away and then gave a small nod in the affirmative.  The rabbi concluded the lesson, "A lot better than a ham sandwich, wasn't it?' Imagine you've led such a sheltered life that you had never heard even the most basic "facts of life."  From the most recent Vatican Synod on "family matters." VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, cardinals and bishops from around the world have gotten an unexpected lecture on the joys of sex, from a Catholic couple brought in to talk about what makes a marriage last.  Ron and Mavis Pirola...told...

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