Some of America’s leading billionaires met secretly recently to consider how their wealth could be used to “slow the growth of the world’s population.” Attending on the initiative of Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, they discussed joining forces to overcome political and religious obstacles to change. Other participants included David Rockefeller Jr., the patriarch of America’s wealthiest dynasty, Warren Buffett and George Soros, the financiers, Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, and media moguls Ted Turner and Oprah Winfrey. Taking their cue from Gates, they agreed that “overpopulation” was a priority.
The SpiritDaily.com website recently reported how Borden’s Dairy and Quizno’s removed ads from a homosexual blog that routinely attacked Christians, after pressure from Christian groups and discovering that the ads were being used there, something they did not even realize. SpiritDaily also linked to the 2008 annual report on anti-Catholicism, available on the internet at: www.catholicleague.org/annualreport.php?year=2008.
A U.S.A. Today article reported how we’re now living in a “post-gay world,” where gay celebrities hawk products that traditionally have been marketed as attractive to the opposite sex. Society has “advanced” to the point that companies don’t worry about anti-gay bias when seeking spokespeople for products, the article continued, mentioning as examples openly gay actor Neil Patrick Harris as a spokesman for the traditionally male Old Spice deodorant and lesbian talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who is a spokeswoman for Cover Girl cosmetics.
Nils Kastberg, regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean for the UN agency UNICEF, has called on legislators in the Dominican Republic to consider liberalizing abortion so women will not be forced into “unsafe procedures.” He also suggests legislators would be “hypocrites,” unconcerned with the nation’s higher-than-average teen birthrate, if they failed to act in such a manner.
Amnesty International also waded into the Dominican situation, attacking proposed protections for unborn life in a draft constitution and in the country’s penal law. Such measures, it said, “could lead to violations of women’s human rights,” while prompting increased maternal mortality. AI also argued that proposed protections of the unborn were inconsistent with the Dominican Republic’s “obligations under international human rights law.”
Entertainment figures Hugh Jackman, Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears made pro-homosexual statements in response to the Carrie Prejean controversy, in which the now-former Miss California announced her support for traditional marriage. “Love is love!” said Spears. “People should be able to do whatever makes them happy!” Cyrus, known for her role in Disney’s Hannah Montana, told her fans in mangled English: “Jesus loves you AND your partner and wants you to know how much he cares! thats like a daddy not loving his lil boy cuz hes gay and that is WRONG and very sad! like I said everyone deserves to be happy.” X-Men star Jackman, said: “I’d be happy to go and deny being gay, because I’m not. But by denying it, I’m saying there is something shameful about it and there isn’t anything shameful.”
Famous children’s author Judy Blume received blasts of criticism after she lent her name to the solicitation of donations to Planned Parenthood, the U.S.’s largest abortion business. “Say thanks this Mother’s Day with a gift that honours her courage by making a donation to Planned Parenthood in her name,” she wrote. “There is no organization that I know of that supports motherhood and all that it means more than Planned Parenthood.”
Despite massive advances in non-controversial adult stem cell research, the Canadian Cancer Society remains officially in support of funding for embryonic stem cell research. A statement on the organization’s website recently stated: “The Canadian Cancer Society will fund research using human embryonic stem cells.”
PepsiCo agreed to sponsor the New York Gay Pride Parade on June 27. The company has given homosexual groups more than a million dollars in the last two years, while refusing to give one penny to organizations such as Parents and Friends of Ex-Gay and Gays (PFOX), which work to help individuals change their sexual behaviour.
Levi Strauss & Co., the jeans manufacturer that has long been a leader in corporate support for the homosexual activist movement, has come out with a new marketing scheme that may dupe consumers who buy their products into displaying support for same-sex “marriage.” Company-owned stores in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco are displaying their summer line-up of jeans and shirts adorned with “White Knots for Equality,” a symbol that denotes support for homosexual “marriage.”