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Tampa man kills 3-year-old son after prolonged abuse, trying to "teach him how to fight" because he "didn't want him to become a sissy" (read: gay).


I mean, seriously, people. He was fucking well three years old.
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AmericaBlog has found evidence that not only takes the main researcher of the Bisexuality study's ethical/scientific credibility out to be shot, but digs a hole for it and buries it too

(In other words: he's had ethics violations, was asked to step down from his position, may have ties to eugenics groups and any number of other things. Way to go, NYTimes. Way to go.)

An interview he gave to defend his 'ethical' position

Sigh.
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Today, you are either going to push my buttons or make me cheer. Going to read articles now.

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United Church of Christ Backs Same-Sex Marriage

"Today's word is not the last word in the U.C.C. about marriage," Mr. Thomas said. "It is a crucial and groundbreaking first word in a difficult but important churchwide discussion."

He said the church strove to have "diversity without division, unity without uniformity." His hope, he said, is that "we will not run from one another, because if we run from one another we run from Christ."


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Straight, Gay, or Lying? Bisexuality Revisited

In the new study, a team of psychologists directly measured genital arousal patterns in response to images of men and women. The psychologists found that men who identified themselves as bisexual were in fact exclusively aroused by either one sex or the other, usually by other men.

The study is the largest of several small reports suggesting that the estimated 1.7 percent of men who identify themselves as bisexual show physical attraction patterns that differ substantially from their professed desires.

"Research on sexual orientation has been based almost entirely on self-reports, and this is one of the few good studies using physiological measures," said Dr. Lisa Diamond, an associate professor of psychology and gender identity at the University of Utah, who was not involved in the study.

The discrepancy between what is happening in people's minds and what is going on in their bodies, she said, presents a puzzle "that the field now has to crack, and it raises this question about what we mean when we talk about desire."

"We have assumed that everyone means the same thing," she added, "but here we have evidence that that is not the case."


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"I'm not denying that bisexual behavior exists," said Dr. Bailey, "but I am saying that in men there's no hint that true bisexual arousal exists, and that for men arousal is orientation."

But other researchers - and some self-identified bisexuals - say that the technique used in the study to measure genital arousal is too crude to capture the richness - erotic sensations, affection, admiration - that constitutes sexual attraction.



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About 1.5 percent of American women identify themselves bisexual. And bisexuality appears easier to demonstrate in the female sex. A study published last November by the same team of Canadian and American researchers, for example, found that most women who said they were bisexual showed arousal to men and to women.

Although only a small number of women identify themselves as bisexual, Dr. Bailey said, bisexual arousal may for them in fact be the norm.
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Love in Action being investigated for emotional abuse

Hopefully they find enough solid evidence to shut the place down.

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