M&Ms Candy Being Sexualized by Both Liberals and Conservatives

M&Ms Candy Being Sexualized by Both Liberals and Conservatives

mandmNewDesigns

What is wrong with everyone? Why does candy need to be sexualized?

Some liberals and conservatives are ticked off at Mars company, owners of M&M candy, for changing the candy’s avatars. Each color M&M chocolate candy has its own cartoon counterpart – the green M&M candies, for example, have been represented by a green, female candy wearing white go-go boots.

Nobody is happy about this.

Well, maybe MARS is. I’m not sure if the adage about “any publicity is good publicity, even bad publicity” is true here, or if MARS considers that so.

I’ve watched Tucker Carlson enough to get a sense of where he may stand on an issue, and I even listened to part of his M&Ms candy commentary the other night, and granted, I wasn’t listening that carefully, but…

It’s hard for me to say exactly what Carlson thinks about this. I’d have to re-watch the segment to be sure, but from what I recall, it’s hard for me to say if he was being sarcastic about any of this or not.

At any rate, I am so icked out and tired of so many people in American culture sexualizing every thing, whether it’s coming from liberals or conservatives.

To me, M&Ms candy is just candy. I don’t want or need my candy or its cartoon mascots sexualized. It seems like almost everything is sexualized these days.

(Link): M&M’s Redesigns Its Characters’ Looks and Personalities to Be ‘Representative of Today’s Society’

The most notable changes are to the brown and green M&M’s, the two female characters

by Dave Quinn

On Thursday, candy maker Mars, Incorporated announced that their beloved M&M’s characters would be getting a makeover in 2022, with “a fresh, modern take” on their design and “more nuanced personalities to underscore the importance of self-expression and power of community through storytelling.”

…Their new look will help bring the characters into a “more dynamic, progressive world,” Mars said.

Continue reading “M&Ms Candy Being Sexualized by Both Liberals and Conservatives”

Hipster Megachurch in Shambles Over Pastor’s Alleged Affair by Emily Shugerman

Hipster Megachurch in Shambles Over Pastor’s Alleged Affair by Emily Shugerman

I actually blogged about this before, (Link): here.

If I am understanding the reportage correctly, this news story involves a married man who had an affair with a married woman. It’s so important to mention this, because a lot of people – I’d say maybe both in and out of the Christian culture – assume that SINLGE (un-married) adults “hit on” married people and entice them into affairs.

I’m an unmarried adult who is tired of that odious trope.

I periodically see news items about married people who have affairs with other married people, or married people who “hit on” single adults.

Also, if you’re a single Christian, and if you’re exposed to Christian teaching about dating and marriage which suggests that you have to achieve some kind of perfection, level of godliness, or whatever, before God will allow you to get married (I saw this sort of teaching from Christians in the 1980s and 1990s), news stories like this one demonstrates that no, God does not with-hold spouses from imperfect, flawed people.

If God permitted this clown to get married – this church pastor who committed adultery – he won’t withhold a spouse from you.

Also, marriage, contrary to what the “marriage pushers” in Christianity promote, does not always, or necessarily, make a person more ethical, loving, or responsible. If it did, this pastor douche would not have strayed from his wife, and the douche-ette he slept with would not have slept around on her spouse. But they both did. Which means, marriage did not magically conform them to some higher standard.

(Link): Hipster Megachurch in Shambles Over Pastor’s Alleged Affair

The drama has unfolded like a soap opera, with rumors, a parade of employee exits, and a suggestive videotape.

by Emily Shugerman

When volunteers at Venue Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee, arrived at their pastor’s house last November, they were hoping to raise his spirits with a surprise visit.

Instead they got a shock: Pastor Tavner Smith was alone with a female church employee—she in a towel, he in his boxers.

The charismatic 41-year-old hurriedly explained that the two of them had been making chili and hot dogs and gotten food on their clothes, according to one volunteer who was present.

But, as the volunteer put it, “I don’t think none of us was that dumb.”

“If she dropped chili on her clothes, why are you in your boxers?” she recalled thinking. “Was y’all like, throwing chili at each other?”

For the volunteer, the scene confirmed something she had long suspected—that Smith, then married with three children, was secretly carrying on an affair with the employee, who was married to another church staffer.

Continue reading “Hipster Megachurch in Shambles Over Pastor’s Alleged Affair by Emily Shugerman”

A Church in Crisis: Pornography and Patriarchy by R. Kotz

A Church in Crisis: Pornography and Patriarchy by R. Kotz

(Link): A Church in Crisis: Pornography and Patriarchy by R. Kotz

Excerpts:

by R. Kotz, August 9, 2016

Our character as human beings is determined by what we do when no one is watching. When no one is watching, many in the church are watching porn.

Pornography has been declared a “public health crisis” by political officials.

At least a third of US men self-identify as being addicted to it.In April, (Link): Time magazine featured a front-page article exposing the harmful impact of porn on society.

Despite this, two-thirds of practicing Christians feel no guilt about their porn use.2 What does this extreme level of consumption (and lack of guilt about it) say about the condition of the church as a whole?

Continue reading “A Church in Crisis: Pornography and Patriarchy by R. Kotz”

People Have Been Having Less Sex—whether They’re Teenagers or 40-Somethings

People Have Been Having Less Sex—whether They’re Teenagers or 40-Somethings

(Link): People Have Been Having Less Sex—whether They’re Teenagers or 40-Somethings

Excerpts:

Among the young, social media, gaming and “rough sex” may contribute to this trend

By Emily Willingham on January 3, 2022

…A recent study evaluating what is happening in the U.S. has added to the pile of evidence, showing declines from 2009 to 2018 in all forms of partnered sexual activity, including penile-vaginal intercourse, anal sex and partnered masturbation.

The findings show that adolescents report less solo masturbation as well.

The decreases “aren’t trivial,” as the authors wrote in the study, published on November 19 in Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Between 2009 and 2018, the proportion of adolescents reporting no sexual activity, either alone or with partners, rose from 28.8 percent to 44.2 percent among young men and from 49.5 percent in 2009 to 74 percent among young women. …

Continue reading “People Have Been Having Less Sex—whether They’re Teenagers or 40-Somethings”

Where the Sexual Revolution Went Wrong by Maria Albano

Where the Sexual Revolution Went Wrong by Maria Albano

I don’t think I agree with all of the views in the following editorial; I may be omitting most of the portions I’m not sure I agree with.

(Link): Where the Sexual Revolution Went Wrong

Sex is now at the centre of everything. That’s not liberating – it’s oppressive.

by Maria Albano
December 20, 2021

…But have the freedoms ushered in by the sexual revolution of the 1960s been wholly beneficial?

…Over the past decade, a healthy embrace of sex as an everyday part of human living has morphed, Fifty Shades of Grey-style, into the pursuit of ever more extreme sexual exploits, including painful, or sometimes even deadly, sex.

In the name of sex positivity, youths are handed sex-work toolkits as part of their £9,250-a-year undergraduate packages.

And young people’s minds are increasingly being polluted by pornography, a problem both pop singer Billie Eilish and children’s charity Barnardo’s have recently drawn attention to.

Indeed, exposure to pornography has been proven over and over again to compromise young people’s early sexual experiences, sometimes even paving the way for abuse. Yet still porn ambushes children at every turn.

Until not so long ago, sex was kept out of sight. If you wanted to seek out sexually explicit imagery, you’d have to look for it in the X-rated section of a shady video store.

But no more.

Continue reading “Where the Sexual Revolution Went Wrong by Maria Albano”

What’s Wrong With PreMarital Sex, Cohabitation and Watching Porn? Apologist Sean McDowell Answers – Critique: Some Christians Marketing Sexual Abstinence as “Purity in Jesus”

What’s Wrong With PreMarital Sex, Cohabitation and Watching Porn? Apologist Sean McDowell Answers – Critique: Some Christians Marketing Sexual Abstinence as “Purity in Jesus”

I have a lot of commentary to make below this long article, because one of the topics I discuss below is one aspect that bugs me when reading how Christians have been addressing the topic of sexual abstinence and fornication for the past decade or so:

(Link): What’s Wrong With PreMarital Sex, Cohabitation and Watching Porn? Apologist Sean McDowell Answers

By Nicole Alcindor, December 20, 2021

While many Christians are taught that premarital sex and cohabitation aren’t advisable for many reasons, a growing number of single believers are following secular society’s model instead of the biblical model. 

In the most recent episode of “Challenging Conversations” on the edifi podcast network, host Jason Jimenez, who’s also a pastor and founder of Stand Strong Ministries, was joined by apologist Sean McDowell to discuss why some 60% of professing Christians believe cohabitation and sex outside of marriage are OK.

Jimenez said he and McDowell, who hosts classes on premarital sex and marriage at Summit Ministries, wanted to speak truth in love, as Ephesians 4:15 says, and began the discussion by reading what the Biblical Counseling Coalition says about sex outside of marriage:

[P]remarital cohabitation has become common in the Church because many Christians have made today’s secular values their own. Our society cherishes ‘trying before buying,’ convenience at any cost, sex without rules, companionship without commitment, and relationship without responsibility — everything premarital cohabitation provides. Instead of questioning such values — if not downright opposing them — countless Christians have adopted them. It’s no wonder so many of them are living together before tying the knot.

Speaking about the saturation of unbiblical ideas about sex, pornography and relationships that Gen Zers and youth are exposed to, McDowell noted that, unlike the 1980s and ’90s when exposure was limited to select movies, MTV and a few other sources, today, youth have easy access to porn and are inundated with unhealthy messages.  

Continue reading “What’s Wrong With PreMarital Sex, Cohabitation and Watching Porn? Apologist Sean McDowell Answers – Critique: Some Christians Marketing Sexual Abstinence as “Purity in Jesus””

Mother Sex-Trafficked 5-Year-Old Daughter to Man Who Murdered Her: Officials – Parenthood Does Not Make People More Godly, Mature, Loving, or Ethical

Mother Sex-Trafficked 5-Year-Old Daughter to Man Who Murdered Her: Officials – Parenthood Does Not Make People More Godly, Mature, Loving, or Ethical

Beyond evil. Beyond disgusting.

(Link): Georgia Mother Who Reported Her 5-Year-Old Daughter Missing Is Now Charged with Girl’s Murder

(Link): Mother Sex-Trafficked 5-Year-Old Daughter to Man Who Murdered Her: Officials

Dec 31, 2021
By Mark Lungariello

A 5-year old Georgia girl was brutally murdered after her mother took money from a man to have sex with the young child, authorities claimed.

Kelly Siple, 35, was arrested for murder and human trafficking for the death of daughter Kamarie Holand – weeks after Siple denied involvement and called the child “my life” during a tearful TV interview.

Prosecutors say Jeremy Williams, 37, paid Siple to have sex with her daughter before he raped and strangled her, WRBL-TV reported Friday, citing court records.

Continue reading “Mother Sex-Trafficked 5-Year-Old Daughter to Man Who Murdered Her: Officials – Parenthood Does Not Make People More Godly, Mature, Loving, or Ethical”

Fairfax County Library Puts ‘Gender Queer’ and ‘Lawn Boy’ Next to Bible in Holiday Reading Display’

Fairfax County Library Puts ‘Gender Queer’ and ‘Lawn Boy’ Next to Bible in Holiday Reading Display’

(Link): Fairfax County library puts ‘Gender Queer’ and ‘Lawn Boy’ next to Bible in ‘holiday reading display’

Virginia library removed display after outcry

by Tyler O’Neil
Dec 8, 2021

A library in Fairfax County, Virginia, created a book display featuring the notorious books “Gender Queer” and “Lawn Boy” – which parents claim feature pedophilia and obscene material – alongside the Bible but later removed the display after residents called it offensive.

 “The Dolley Madison Library holiday reading display was intended to highlight the freedom to read and the fact that many library patrons have more time during the holidays to do so,” Fairfax County Public Library Director Jessica Hudson told Fox News in a statement Tuesday. “It was not the intention of staff to create a display that could be construed as offensive. The display has been removed.”

The display featured gnomes with stocking-style hats paired with books. The gnomes with “Lawn Boy” and “Gender Queer” had bees on their stocking-hats, while the gnome with the Bible had a rainbow-colored hat, along with other rainbow paraphernalia. The display also featured quotes from controversial books, such as Salman Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses.”

“Lawn Boy,” by Jonathan Evison, includes long sections of a boy reminiscing about explicit experiences he had at 10 years old. “Gender Queer: A Memoir,” by Maia Kobabe, includes photos of sexual acts between a boy and a man.

Concerned parents had spoken up at Fairfax County School Board meetings to protest the books’ presence in school libraries, but the school district reinstated the books after two committees ruled that they do not contain pedophilia or obscene material.

Continue reading “Fairfax County Library Puts ‘Gender Queer’ and ‘Lawn Boy’ Next to Bible in Holiday Reading Display’”

Accused Cannibal Charged with Eating Grindr Date’s Genitals Due in Court

Accused Cannibal Charged with Eating Grindr Date’s Genitals Due in Court

(Link): Accused cannibal charged with eating Grindr date’s genitals due in court

By Christopher Eberhart, The Sun
Dec 25, 2021

The man accused of slitting his victim’s throat, hanging him from his basement ceiling and eating his testicles in a grisly Christmas Eve murder will return to court early next year.

Mark Latunski allegedly confessed to the disturbing 2019 killing of 25-year-old hairstylist Kevin Bacon, who he met on the dating app Grindr.

Bacon was found hanging naked by his ankles from the ceiling in Latunski’s home in Bennington Township, Michigan, on December 28.

He allegedly cut off a part of Bacon’s genitals and ate, according to court documents, which is how his parents learned about the details of their son’s murder.

Continue reading “Accused Cannibal Charged with Eating Grindr Date’s Genitals Due in Court”

Thumb-Sucking, Male Pedophile, 60, Who Identifies as a Five-Year-Old Girl Comes to Court Dressed as Elf (There’s A Good Chance That If You Support Trans Rights, This Is Part of What You’re Supporting)

Thumb-Sucking, Male Pedophile, 60, Who Identifies as a Five-Year-Old Girl Comes to Court Dressed as Elf (There’s A Good Chance That If You Support Trans Rights, This Is Part of What You’re Supporting)

If you’re the kind of person who supports “trans rights” to the degree you’re fine with things like, but not limited to, biological men being allowed into women’s domestic violence shelters or women’s bathrooms, you’re supporting what you see in the article below.

Do NOT “honor” the pronouns of a pedophile who identifies as anything other than his or her biological sex.

There was a sane, normal time in many nation’s cultures where the vast majority of us recognized men like the one below – the guy in the Elf costume – as being perverts and degenerates who were worthy of scorn and being thrown into prison (in prison with other men, not housed with biological women).

(Link):  Thumb-sucking paedophile, 60, who identifies as a five-year-old girl comes to court dressed as an ELF as she admits breaching sexual harm order by approaching and kissing two girls

December 23, 2021
By JAMIE PHILLIPS

A thumb-sucking paedophile who claims to identify as a five-year-old girl arrived at court dressed as an elf as she [he] admitted breaching an order by kissing two girls she approached at random.

Janiel Verainer, 60, wore a red and green outfit and a woolly cardigan fitted with a Santa Claus badge as she [he] pleaded guilty to breaching a sexual harm prevention order at Maidstone Crown Court on Thursday.

The transgender paedophile , who was also wearing a red and green elf-like cap, asked to be addressed as a woman throughout the 15-minute hearing after walking into court assisted by a ‘helper’ while bells jangled from her [his] costume.

Continue reading “Thumb-Sucking, Male Pedophile, 60, Who Identifies as a Five-Year-Old Girl Comes to Court Dressed as Elf (There’s A Good Chance That If You Support Trans Rights, This Is Part of What You’re Supporting)”

Man Kidnapped and Sexually Assaulted Seriously Injured Teenager After She Fell Down Tube Station Stairs 

Man Named Sharif Abbas Kidnapped and Sexually Assaulted Seriously Injured Teenager After She Fell Down Tube Station Stairs 

Is “Sharif Abbas” an Islamic name? Sounds like one.

News stories like this disgust me. Rape is bad enough in and of itself, but when a man rapes a woman by exploiting things – because she is already injured, or he’s in a position of trust (such as a first responder) and so forth – I feel ten times more disgusted.

(Like): The sex attacker who posed as a Good Samaritan: Man wearing high-vis vest offered to help injured woman after she fell down Tube station stairs but led to her basement and assaulted her

(Link): Man Kidnapped and Sexually Assaulted Seriously Injured Teenager After She Fell Down Tube Station Stairs 

A man has been convicted of the kidnap and sexual assault of a seriously injured young woman in London, Metropolitan Police has confirmed.

Sharif Abbas, 30, was found guilty of kidnap and sexual assault on Monday 20 December at Southwark Crown Court. The attack took place in the summer of 2019.

(Link): ‘Predatory’ man pretended to help woman, 19, who cracked her head open on the London Underground before kidnapping and sexually assaulting her

A man from North London kidnapped and sexually assaulted an injured young woman who cracked her head open during a fall after convincing the victim he was trying to help her.

Continue reading “Man Kidnapped and Sexually Assaulted Seriously Injured Teenager After She Fell Down Tube Station Stairs “

Trans-Identified Child Rapist Suing South Dakota Over Denial of Feminine Accessories

Trans-Identified Child Rapist Suing South Dakota Over Denial of Feminine Accessories

(Link): Trans-Identified Child Rapist Suing South Dakota Over Denial of Feminine Accessories

by Anna Slatz

A trans-identified male inmate in South Dakota has filed a federal lawsuit against state Department of Corrections employees, alleging he is not being treated as a woman to his satisfaction.

Jenna Hansen, born Jason Lane Hansen, is a biological male who claims to identify as a woman.

Hansen (Link): is currently serving a 70 year sentence, first detained after abducting an 8-year-old girl from a playground in Box Elder, South Dakota in 1998.

The charges related to Hansen raping the girl during her abduction were dropped as part of his plea agreement.

Years after his imprisonment, Hansen’s DNA was used to connect him to the 1997 rape of a 5-year-old girl in Rapid City, for which he was found guilty and sentenced to an additional 40 years that would run concurrently with his previous sentence. During the trial, Hansen claimed insanity.

Now, Hansen, who is detained at the Jameson Annex Facility in Sioux Falls, is suing 20 Department of Corrections employees.

Continue reading “Trans-Identified Child Rapist Suing South Dakota Over Denial of Feminine Accessories”