via The Daily Mail
A UN committee has told the Catholic Church to get over its opposition to adolescents having sex and that it needs to change its teachings on abortion and homosexuality.
These explosive directives came in an official report issued by the Committee on the Rights of the Child, a committee that grilled Vatican officials for eight hours last month.
The Committee–consisting of independent experts from 18 countries including Saudi Arabia, Norway, Italy, and Spain–is charged by the UN with overseeing implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a hard-law treaty the Church ratified in 1990 and that has been ratified by every country in the world except the United States and Somalia. Every signatory country must appear before the committee to report on implementation.
The Committee specifically told the Church “to review its position on abortion which places obvious risks on the life and health of pregnant girls and to amend Canon 1398 relating to abortion with a view to identifying circumstances under which access to abortion services can be permitted.”
The Committee lamented “the negative consequences of the Holy See’s position and practices of denying access to contraception, as well as to sexual and reproductive health and information.” The Committee directed the Church “to access the serious implications of its position on adolescents’ enjoyment of highest attainable standard of health and overcome all the barriers and taboos surrounding adolescent sexuality…”
The Committee is also displeased with the Church for not recognizing same-sex families: “The Committee recommends that the Holy See ensure that Canon Law provisions recognize the diversity of family settings and do not discriminate children (sic) based on the type of family they live in.”
The Committee also charged the Church with contributing to violence against homosexuals: “The Holy See’s past statements and declarations on homosexuality which contribute to the social stigmatization of and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adolescents and children raised by same-sex couples.”
“…and overcome all the barriers and taboos surrounding adolescent sexuality…”
Those heathen bastards can go screw themselves. Sideways. The U.N. should be disbanded. NOW.
I couldn’t think of a good title for this post. I hate titles; maybe from now on, no titles.
HOW many million of our tax dollars went into this six hour obamacare love-fest? And really, if you’re targeting young people… why would you use 65 year old Milty Simmons? Were all the gangsta rappers busy?
You’ve probably seen this, but if not… get out the eye wash, you’re going to need it. Via Newsbusters:
C-O-V-E-R-E-D Get covered! Get me a barf bag!
Strange metro-sexual pajama guy was bad enough, but Dickie Jukebox? The man who has worn more costumes than a retired Vegas showgirl?
Bless his heart, Richard is just trying to be the best version of himself he can possibly poop out, but dayum… what are they thinking??
And, just who is their target demographic?
Because ‘climate change’ is the new war.
“Today on these waters I am bearing witness to how far our two nations have come together and we are talking about the future and that’s the way it ought to be,” he said.
That future, especially for the water-dependent economy of the millions who live in the Mekong Delta, is in jeopardy, he said.
Kerry pledged $17 million to a program that will help the region’s rice producers, shrimp and crab farmers and fisherman adapt to potential changes caused by higher sea levels that bring salt water into the delicate ecosystem.
Kerry said he would make it a personal priority to ensure that none of the six countries that share the Mekong — China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam — and depend on it for the livelihoods of an estimated 60 million people exploits the river at the expense of the others.
As Kerry’s boat eased off a jetty onto the Cai Nuoc River, he told his guide: “I’ve been on this river many times.” Asked how he felt about returning to the scene of his wartime military service for the first time, Kerry replied: “Weird, and it’s going to get weirder.”
$17 million is just a drop in the bucket… say, don’t we own that country by now?
Someone did make a better incandescent, one that complies with EPA standards: Newcandescent!
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Okay, I’ll admit that this deadline sort of snuck up on me while my head was up my own bum.
On Jan. 1 it will become illegal to manufacture or import traditional 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent bulbs, thanks to a 2007 bill that set strict minimum efficiency standards – and effectively outlawed the ordinary bulb.
Home Depot has a six-month stockpile, according to Mark Voykovic, the store’s national light bulb merchant.
“Home Depot anticipates running out of their stock of 40W to 60W bulbs six months into 2014,”
(Note to self: go to Home Depot for a case of bulbs)
The quote that really got me going?
And while they may not like the light, Americans should appreciate the change in their electric bill, according to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.
Excuse me, but fuck you. I should be free to choose the product I want and I should be able to choose a larger electric bill if I want.
You want people to throw away something that works and works well, but instead of building a better bulb to tempt them, you legislate its extinction, thus forcing factories here in the U.S. to close, putting more people out of work and of course even more jobs are sent to [where else?] China!
George W. Bush, you should be ashamed of yourself. Global warming is a hoax. In truth, the planet is cooling.
Look into the brilliant Mr. Edison’s eyes and contemplate a future of CFLs: