Homosexual Rights Groups Angered After Two Hetero Men Marry to Win Sports Tickets

Homosexual Rights Groups Angered After Two Hetero Men Marry to Win Sports Tickets

It’s not too often I discuss homosexual marriage on my blog. If I do, I usually try to limit my discussion of the topic to how it inter-sects with Christian views about fornication and stuff like that.

But I saw this last night and thought it was odd and amusing. I do sometimes post about weird marriages on this blog, and I feel this one fits.

(Link):  Fury of gay community after two heterosexual men marry in New Zealand… so they can win tickets to Rugby World Cup

I think homosexual marriage in and of itself makes a mockery out of traditional marriage, so I find it rather rich some of the homosexual rights groups are screaming about two heteros marrying being a mockery of homosexual marriage.

Excerpts

  • By HEATHER MCNAB FOR DAILYMAIL AUSTRALIA
  • Got engaged for a radio competition to win Rugby tickets
  • Married this morning under New Zealand’s liberal marriage laws
  • Gay rights groups have spoken out against the couple
  • Gay host of radio show supports the couple
  • Insist life won’t change too much now they’re married 
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  • Two heterosexual men have tied the knot on Friday morning under New Zealand’s liberal marriage laws.

    Marrying not for love, but for Rugby World Cup Tickets, the two men from Dunedin in the South Island of New Zealand officially said ‘I do’ in front of 60 family and friends.

    The ceremony was live broadcast by Edge Radio, who’s ‘I Love You, Man’ competition was launched earlier this year in a bid to find two straight men willing to wed for the sought after tickets.

    ‘It’s official folks, Travis and Matt have just said ‘I do’! Congrats to the happy couple!,’ the station tweeted.

  • Travis McIntosh, 23, and Matt McCormick, 24, won the ‘bromantic’ radio contest in August and are over the moon- not for a life together, but for the opportunity to head to the Rugby World Cup in England next year.

    While some gay rights groups in New Zealand have voiced objections to the nuptials, the pair are content with their reasons for the wedding.

    McIntosh, an engineer, and McCormick, a teacher, have known each other for nearly 20 years, and see the wedding as a celebration of their friendship rather than a political statement.

  • …A spokesperson from The Edge explained that as with any event that pushes boundaries, there was bound to be a bit of backlash.

    Local gay rights groups have condemned the wedding, protesting that it ‘trivializes what we’ve fought for,’ according to the New Zealand Herald.

    LegaliseLove Aotearoa Wellington co-chairman Joseph Habgood said the competition made clear that men marrying each other was ‘something they think is worth having a laugh at.’

    However, McCormick and McIntosh have explained that their friendship was one of the main motivators in the process, and that it has been strengthened through the trials and challenges which lead them to their big day.

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“You’re not a real man until you have children” – childless, childfree women should be able to relate to this too

“You’re not a real man until you have children” by G. Proops – women should be able to relate to this too

The audio in this contains the “F bomb” a lot, but what he says is true.

He starts out focusing his discussion on childless men, but it becomes generic enough, so if you are a CF or childless woman, you should be able to relate.

Among other things, he talks about how parents today whine about having to take care of their own kids. He tells them to shut up, because it was their choice to have kids, and having a kid becomes your job.

He talks about how parents act as though single, childless people are nothing – parents can be very condescending to singles, childless, or childfree people.

(Link): Greg Proops On Having Children – The Smartest Man In The World

Video:

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Related post:

(Link): Childfree By Choice: How Women are Redefining Tomorrow’s Family

Singles / Childless / Childfree Humor – cartoons, comics

Cartoons, comics and stuff that relate to topics I regularly cover at this blog…

Don't Need A Man
Don’t Need A Man When You Have A Cat

Facebook Status

Marriage is like a deck of cards
Marriage is like a deck of cards

(( click here to view more comics ))

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Skeevy, Sexist, Pastor John Piper Response to “Is Oral Sex Okay” And His Commentary on Teens Who Make Out At Night

Skeevy, Sexist, Pastor John Piper Response to “Is Oral Sex Okay”

Oh gross. This comes from sexist wacko John Piper (he was a preacher at one point, I think, but retired a few years ago, unless I am mistaken, but he still writes books and blogs, etc.) who gives permission to women to use the bathroom without getting a man’s permission, and who says women being abused should endure the abuse “for a season.” Go google for it, my friend. I’m not in the mood to back it all up with citations in this post. Google is your friend.

(Link): Is Oral Sex Okay? From John Piper’s Desiring God site

As the Bible does not specifically mention oral sex, and does not even allude to it (unless one wants to get into Rev. Driscoll’s pervy Song of Songs treatment), go ahead and have oral sex.

It’s like the masturbation debate; the Bible is totally silent on the matter, it doesn’t usually involve another person, so go for it, and without guilt.

I mean geeze, people. Some of you who write these preachers are ADULTS.

You are ADULTS and can read the Bible for yourself and make your own decisions about life. Why in the hell are you writing an over the hill (retired?) preacher and weirdo like Piper for sex advice?

Here is part of how Piper responded to the question “Is Oral Sex Okay?”

    I think it is wrong outside marriage. And we can talk about that another time more extensively. But here is the short answer. Why? Oral sex is even more intimate and delicate, it seems, then copulation. And we know this because even married couples are wondering if they should go there. It is as if it is a stage of intimacy that may not even be proper for married people. And so to think it can be an innocent substitute for copulation so people can obey the letter of the law outside marriage is a mirage. That is the first observation.

Read the rest here (if you have the stomach for it).

Where in the holy hell does he get this from,

    Oral sex is even more intimate and delicate, it seems, then copulation.

The Bible does not teach that, by the way. That is entirely Piper’s view or speculation.

In my opinion (and yes, this is only my opinion), I can see the argument that oral sex is EQUALLY intimate to penetration, or that penetration is MORE intimate to. I can see either of those arguments. What I cannot see is how oral sex is “more” intimate than penetration, which is what he’s arguing.

Piper does admit that “I don’t think oral sex is explicitly prohibited in any biblical command. If the Bible pro-scribes it, it would have to be by principle and not by an explicit command.”

I didn’t see too much objectionable in the remainder of his advice, but it’s beyond me why anyone would ask him for advice anymore than (Link): some Americans keep asking Pat Robertson for advice.

Then there was this Piper tweet (link to Tweet):

    Down by the river the teenagers would go to make out. I watched them drive back. They never looked happy. Especially she.

What?

Julie Anne at Spiritual Sounding Board blog (link to blog) reproduced a Tweeted reply to that, which I found to be a good come back:

    by Emily T.
    Maybe they weren’t happy because a creepy old man was watching them.

Indeed.

This was also good:

    Cindy Kunsman
    @JohnPiper Is a perv.
    I knew he was a perv, but this just adds to the confirmations. Does he wear ADIDAS? #AllDayPiperDreamsAboutSex

Parody (hat tip, Julie Anne of Spiritual Sounding Board blog):
(Link): Down By The River music parody

Christians are not obsessed with sexual purity. They are obsessed with sex. Maybe if they actually stood behind sexual purity, we’d not see so many odd ball pronouncements in public from them about… sex.
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(Link): No Christians and Churches Do Not Idolize Virginity and Sexual Purity – Christians Attack and Criticize Virginity Sexual Purity Celibacy / Virginity Sexual Purity Not An Idol

When Suits Become a Stumbling Block: A Plea to My Brothers in Christ* by LP

When Suits Become a Stumbling Block: A Plea to My Brothers in Christ* by LP – from the Salt Collective Blog

This site (Salt Collective) is experiencing a lot of traffic, so if you click the link to read the blog page, you might have to try again later.

I am not necessarily opposed to Christian modesty and sexual purity teachings.

However, I do think there is a lot of hypocrisy going on, where Christians stress a man’s sexual desires over that of a woman’s (women also possess sexual libido but Christians deny this fact – at least when it comes to married women, Christians act like all un-married women are sluts), and women are made responsible for a man’s sexual thought life and sexual misbehavior, which is wrong.

(Link): When Suits Become a Stumbling Block: A Plea to My Brothers in Christ* by LP

Excerpts (note that the blog is peppered with lots of photos of very good looking male movie stars and models wearing suits, including one of my all time favorite actors, Mr. Hugh Jackman):

    There has been a lot of talking, debating, and hand-wringing among Christian bloggers lately about modesty; particularly yoga pants, making men uncomfortable by being attractive, and in general, ways in which to combat everyone’s favorite “evil”: lust.

    Well, I’d like to hop on the modesty bandwagon and discuss something that I have personally struggled with for many, many years.

    [deep breath]

    Suits.

    Specifically, men in suits.

    Yes, folks: I struggle with lusting after men in suits.

    I want to be brutally honest about this struggle. As young-ish, heterosexual woman who is trying to keep her thoughts pure and her eyes on Jesus, I have to say… every day, EVERY DAY, is a battle.

    …Don’t these men have any self respect? Do they even understand how their clothing affects me? I wonder what is going through men’s heads when they decide to dress this way. All I know is that when a man wears a nice suit with pants that are juuuust tight enough, I will notice.

    Therefore I am issuing a plea to my brothers in Christ for an understanding of where I’m coming from. When you choose to exist in public looking well-groomed and sharp, you are basically extending an invitation for me to lust after you.

    Listen, as a woman I’m an emotional creature. I want to feel protected and safe, and nothing screams “I am a MAN and I will protect you” like a suit and tie. I can’t help it, that’s just how I’m wired.** It’s science. LOOK IT UP.

    Now I know what you might be saying: “Well, isn’t it YOUR responsibility to control your thoughts around men?”

    Of COURSE. We are all called to rid our thoughts of lust. But again, as my brothers in Christ, is it asking too much of you to simply be more attentive to what you wear?

    If the purpose of our clothes is to glorify God, how are you doing so by wearing something that obviously causes others to sin in their minds? Yes, it is everyone’s job to control their own eyes, but you ALSO have a responsibility to not give them reason to sin.

    …Remember: upholding an impossible standard that will never remain static and is subject to the cultural, religious, or societal context within which it resides must ALWAYS trump your comfort, convenience, and ability to exist in a public space in whatever manner you choose.

    *This is satire. Put your pitchforks down.

    – See more at: http://thesaltcollective.org/modesty-whensuitsbecomestumblingblock/#sthash.W2AzDBt3.dpuf

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(Link): Christian Stereotypes About Female Sexuality : All Unmarried Women Are Supposedly Hyper Sexed Harlots – But All Married Ones are Supposedly Frigid or Totally Uninterested in Sex

(Link): The Annoying, Weird, Sexist Preoccupation by Christian Males with Female Looks and Sexuality

(Link): Superman, Man Candy -and- Christian Women Are Visual And Enjoy Looking At Built, Hot, Sexy Men

(Link): When Women Wanted Sex Much More Than Men – and how the stereotype flipped

(Link): Atlantic: “The case for abandoning the myth that ‘women aren’t visual.’”

(Link): Do men really have higher sex drives than women? (article/study)

(Link): When We Sacrifice a Girl’s Innocence from NatePyle.com Re: Modesty and Purity Teachings

(Link): Beauty Redefined Site Discusses Modesty: Modest Is Hottest?

25 Totally Underrated Things About Being A Single Girl (from BuzzFeed)

25 Totally Underrated Things About Being A Single Girl (from BuzzFeed)

To see the complete list, please use this link:

(Link): 25 Totally Underrated Things About Being A Single Girl (from BuzzFeed)

    9. And you don’t have to be pretend to be interested in that thing your ex loved to talk about anymore.
    dontCare

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Nobody Cares About Your Stick Figure Nuclear Traditional Family

Nobody Cares About Your Stick Figure Nuclear Traditional Family

Dinosaur Eats Stick Figure Family
Dinosaur Eats Stick Figure Family
Nobody Cares About Your Stick Figure Family
Nobody Cares About Your Stick Figure Family
Nobody Cares About Your Stick Figure Family
Nobody Cares About Your Stick Figure Family

Nobody Cares About Your Stick Figure Family
Nobody Cares About Your Stick Figure Family

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12 Classic Love Scenes Improved By A Chipotle Burrito

12 Classic Love Scenes Improved By A Chipotle Burrito

Good to see Romantic Hollywood films mocked.

I tire of Hollywood never positively depicting the single life.

No, about 99% of the time, everyone in a TV show or movie is either already paired up or will be paired up by the end of the show.

From Buzzfeed:
(Link): 12 Classic Love Scenes Improved By A Chipotle Burrito

Burrito Titanic
Burrito Titanic
Burrito Ghost
Burrito Ghost

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Christian Tingle – The Christian dating site for those saving hand-holding for marriage (parody)

The Christian dating site for those saving hand-holding for marriage

This has been making the rounds on several sites that lampoon or criticize Christianity.

I truly think this parody nails the insanity of Christian teaching about stuff like dating and modesty.

(Link): The Christian dating site for those saving hand-holding for marriage

    MAY 1, 2014 | BY JOEY WHITE

    After failed attempts to find love on other dating sites, John and Rebecca Esther Sara Bathsheba met one another on Christian Tingle. They both love the same famous pastor, their favorite “secular band” is Switchfoot, and — most importantly — they love Jesus…

    Update: There’s a second Christian Tingle ad from Tripp & Tyler out now. It might be even better than this one.

    Oh, and make sure to share this with your single friends…obviously. They’ll be so blessed…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ljd7f2tFOak


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More Snarky Virgin – and Celibate – Shaming, Courtesy the “The anti-purity movement” Facebook Group – the blog page “My Secondary Virginity” – and a Proud Slut Parody

More Snarky Virgin- and Celibate- Shaming, Courtesy the “The anti-purity movement” Facebook Group and the blog page “My Secondary Virginity” – also: A Proud Slut Parody

Notice: this post contains some adult, racy, salty language – and some raunchy, sexual content

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Link to the Facebook group:
(Link): The anti-purity movement

I do see one or two articles on the group I think I would probably agree with (just by going title alone, I have not read the pages), such as:

    But I need to ask, “Is it the purity culture that is to blame? Or is it the purity message?” A culture contains fallen humans and so any “culture” can become oppressive.

    I need to know if it is the purity message itself that is causing the harm. I want to address the factors that I think are causing the pain, but also look at the alternative.

    If we throw away purity culture, what will take its place and will the alternative be any better?

The person behind that group (the Anti Purity Facebook group) links to something on their Facebook group called:

“No Shame Movement” (noshamemovement), whose tag line is, “No Shame Movement functions as a platform to share stories of unlearning purity culture.”

I counter that with:
(Link): Sometimes Shame Guilt and Hurt Feelings Over Sexual Sins Is a Good Thing – but – Emergents, Liberals Who Are Into Virgin and Celibate Shaming

Here is a page that satirizes the idea of virginity until marriage – the person at the “The anti-purity movement” Facebook group is very fond of this page; the group owner said ((Link): source),

    This is the best, snarkiest, most perfect post about “second virginity”, and the author wins the internet with it. Absolute perfection.

The page starts out ridiculing “secondary” virginity (which I’ve written about a few times on my own blog, such as (Link): this post and (Link): this post and a few others), in which they might have had a legitimate basis for critiquing, but, their opening salvo can also be applied to actual virgins – so I have to give them a big “fail” on the parts that can apply equally to true virginity.

Continue reading “More Snarky Virgin – and Celibate – Shaming, Courtesy the “The anti-purity movement” Facebook Group – the blog page “My Secondary Virginity” – and a Proud Slut Parody”

Have Fun With Jesus – Skateboarding Jesus

Have Fun With Jesus – Skateboarding Jesus

I don’t know who made this or why, or what it is (it appears to be a cover of a coloring book). Jesus has very stubble-y looking legs in the drawing.

Have Fun With Jesus - Skateboarding Jesus
Have Fun With Jesus – Skateboarding Jesus

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