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Democrats Want People in Prision to Vote

Posted by Mats on 07/01/2010

This comes as no surprise since more than likely most people in jail are democrats.

Hat tip to Van Helsing.

Liberal Court Uses “Racism” Ploy to Grant Vote to Felons

Posted by Van Helsing

Liberalism is the ideology of the criminal. While others create, liberals use force to expropriate. For moral cover, they cloak themselves in altruism (which is in itself a moral illness, as Ayn Rand made a career of explaining). But there is absolutely zero moral difference between breaking into someone’s house and stealing money to buy crack, and voting for bureaucrats who will use equally coercive measures to steal money to finance the progressive agenda.

It is no coincidence that progressives are wrong on every moral issue. They side with parasites against the productive, degenerates against the decent, abortionists against babies, terrorists against civilians, savages against civilization, animals against humans. This is because, having built their entire ideology on a foundation of theft and coercion, liberals are morally depraved by definition.

Consequently it comes as no surprise that criminals overwhelmingly support Democrats. Even less surprising are liberal efforts to extend the vote to felons:

A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out Washington’s law banning incarcerated felons from voting, finding the state’s criminal-justice system is “infected” with racial discrimination.

The surprising ruling, by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle, said the law violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act by disenfranchising minority voters. …

[State Attorney General Rob] McKenna said the ruling, if upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, would apply to all 48 states that ban voting by felons in prison or on supervision.

The “racism” ploy is predictable not only because it is the default fallback position of moonbats who can find no other way to justify their assault on society, but because blacks are far more likely to be felons, as a result of committing crimes at a grotesquely disproportionate rate.

This is a tribute to the success welfare policy has had in destroying the black family. Thanks to a government that pays generously for the production of babies out of wedlock, the black illegitimacy rate is an appalling 70%. Children raised in single-parent households are far more likely to become criminals (PDF).

Full voting rights for felons will close a perfect vicious cycle: Criminals vote for Democrats, who devote more money to welfare programs, producing more illegitimate children who grow up to be criminals.

Already we have criminals running the government; they are deliberately dismantling our civilization as we watch.

On a tip from Lyle.

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Religiosity and Parental Involvement in Sex-Ed Protect Youth from Risky Behaviors

Posted by Mats on 15/10/2009

Wednesday September 30, 2009

By Peter J. Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 24, 2009 ( – A new study from Marquette University has found that religious attitudes toward sexuality, parent-based sexual education and intact two-parent households have a positive influence upon youth in their sexual practices and the onset of first sexual intercourse.

Researchers took a nationally representative sample of 3,168 men and women ages 15-21 years old from a 2002 National Survey of Family Growth and obtained the data from 60-90 minute interviews with participants from the 2002 survey.

The study’s findings confirmed previous research literature, which suggests “religiosity” – defined by the authors as a set of institutionalized beliefs, doctrines and rituals, and ethical standards for how to live a good life – is “a protective factor that appears to contribute to decreased sexual risk behaviors.”

According to the study, those who viewed religion as “very important” reported an average of 1.9 lifetime sexual partners and on average began sexual activity at 17.4 years. In contrast, those who viewed religion as somewhat important or “not important at all,” began their first sexual activity at 16.9 years and had an average of 2.9 lifetime sexual partners.

However, researchers found that high religious attitudes toward sexuality (RAS) “appeared to be the most protective religiosity variable in terms of decreasing sexual risk.”

RAS had the greatest influence for youth remaining virginal by 21 years – an effect greater than just frequent attendance of church services or religious values.

Among those who valued religion as “very important” 20 percent were still virgins by age 21; among those who attended church services frequently, 25 percent of participants reported they were still virgins by 21 years.

But those who had high “religious attitudes on sexuality” reported the highest rate of virginity by 21 years and the highest rate of delayed first sex. 34 percent of these youth remained virgins by 21 years, and the average onset of sex began at 18.8 years.

By contrast, researchers found that only 8 percent of those with low religious attitudes toward sex were still virgins by 21, and began their first sex on average at 17.0 years old – just about the same time as those who did not value religion (16.9 years).

However, parents and an intact two-parent household also have an enormous effect on children and the choices they make in regards to sex, researchers found.

“Those adolescents who lived in a two-parent family from birth to the age of 18 were 14 percent less likely to ever have had sex compared to those who did not and had significantly fewer lifetime sexual partners” researchers reported.

Of youth with parents who raised them with a “just say no” attitude toward pre-marital sex, 31 percent remained virgins until 21 years, and the mean age of sexual debut for the group was 17.4 years. For youth, who “did not learn to say no,” having their parents involved was also beneficial: 29 percent remained virginal until 21 years, although the average age of first sex for this group was 17.1 years.

Just parental involvement in children’s sexual education and voicing their expectations for their children in regards to sex was superior in reducing the rate of risky sexual behaviors and onset of first sex than formal sex education. Researchers found that the topic most brought up by parents with their children was “how to avoid having sex,” but the study found primarily that “speaking with parents about abstinence was associated with decreased sexual risk behaviors.”

Youth who had only formal-based sexual education were far more prone to engage in sexual behaviors than their peers who had the involvement of their parents in sex-education. Of those trained in “abstinence and abstinence-plus” sex-education 26 percent remained virginal by 21 years, and on average began their sexual debut at 17.6 years. Those without any abstinence-component to sex education had only 25 percent remain virginal by 21 years, and began having sex at 17.1 years.

“It is important for parents to make it explicit that they do not approve of adolescents engaging in sexual activity,” researchers concluded. “This ‘simple’ practice of letting one’s child know about expectations for their sexual behavior has been shown to be efficacious.”

“Further, the influence of parental education about avoiding intercourse was strengthened when there was a close relationship between the parent and the child.”

The researchers conclude that formal sex-education in the United States – even abstinence-based education – has thus far failed on its own power to address rampant sexual promiscuity and high numbers of sexual partners among youth. A new approach is needed, but the study’s findings indicate that integrating religiosity and close parent-child relationships into sex-education may be the most promising avenues for fixing the problem.

The results and conclusions of the study are contained in a paper called “The Association of Religiosity, Sexual Education, and Parental Factors with Risky Sexual Behaviors Among Adolescents and Young Adults” written by lead researchers Kristin A. Haglund and Richard J. Fehring.

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Woman Marries Dog

Posted by Mats on 19/07/2009

Wondering what’s next after homosexual marriage? The answer:

A Ghanaian woman has married her dog because it has qualities she had seen only in her late father.

Emily Mabou, 29, of Aburi, married the 18-month-old dog in a ceremony attended by a traditional priest and local, curious villagers, reports the Daily Dose. …

In the ceremony, the priest warned villagers not to mock the wedding, but to “rejoice with her as she has found happiness at last”.

Asked how she intends to raise children with her new husband, Ms Mabou said simply: “We will adopt.”

That’s how gays do it.

It would probably screw kids up less having a dog for a daddy. At least Fido won’t tiptoe into their bedroom at night.

The groom.

Hat tip: The Blogprof.

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Science and the Bible Agree: Casual Sex Is Bad

Posted by Mats on 14/07/2009

by Brian Thomas, M.S.*

Countless television programs and movies portray casual sex as “no big deal,” or even normal. But according to the scientific data, that view is all wrong. As it turns out, the brain chemistry associated with sex is exclusively conducive to marriage.

Doctors Joe McIlhaney and Freda McKissic Bush laid out the scope of current medical knowledge regarding casual sex in their 2008 book Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex Is Affecting Our Children.1 Increases in dopamine, a brain chemical that gives a sensation of satisfaction, accompany exciting and rewarding experiences. This stimulates a desire for more of the activity that brings the sensation. However, the authors noted that dopamine is values-neutral. The same dopamine-associated sense of well-being can result from both good and bad, healthy and harmful actions.

According to McIlhaney and Bush, when a woman is touched in a loving way, her brain secretes oxytocin, which activates feelings of closeness and trust. Breastfeeding has a similar effect, encouraging mommy-baby bonding. More intimate physical contact produces more oxytocin, which leads to a greater desire for that close feeling.

Oxytocin production, like dopamine, is not controlled by conscience or consciousness, but is a physiological effect of intimate contact. When this is experienced outside the commitment of marriage, the authors noted that women can become deceived into thinking a bad relationship is good because of the effects of touch-dependent oxytocin. And when that relationship ends, the broken bond and feelings of betrayal of trust can lead to severe emotional trauma.

For men, an effect of vasopressin—which floods a man’s brain during intercourse—is that it leads to a bonded feeling with his partner. Research shows that if he has intercourse with multiple partners, the bonded feeling is dissipated, eventually imperiling a man’s ability to form long-term attachments.

Evolution is only “interested” in mankind having an effective anatomical mechanism to propagate. Any biological imperative to mate and pass on one’s genes would not necessarily be tied to a long-term relationship. On the contrary, the more partners one has, the more opportunities there are for diverse offspring.

But the human brain appears to be specifically designed to encourage monogamous, trust, and commitment-based marriages—even to the point of possessing intricately coordinated brain chemical production and detection wired to touch sensors to produce feelings of intimacy.

These intricate features of human brains match well with God’s design for marriage. The existence of these bond-encouraging physiological systems is just what would be expected from a Creator who intended a married couple to become “one flesh.”2

The texts of both Hooked and of Scripture indicate that those who follow God’s monogamous plan for sexuality—whether intentionally following the Bible’s instructions or not—have healthier and happier relationships with their spouses.


  1. McIlhaney, J. S. and F. McKissic Bush. 2008. Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex Is Affecting Our Children. Chicago, IL: Northfield Publishing. For a review of the book, see Segelstein, M. The science of sex. One News Now. Posted on June 16, 2009, accessed June 24, 2009.
  2. Genesis 2:24.

* Mr. Thomas is Science Writer at the Institute for Creation Research.

Article posted on July 14, 2009.

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