Category Archives: Marriage
[VIDEO] Startling Footage Filmed by the Pregnant Man Show Alcoholic Wife Abusing Him, Manhandling the Children, and Acting Strangely
Thomas Beatie, known as The Pregnant Man, has recently released footage of his estranged wife attacking him, manhandling their children, and destroying the computer. Beatie is a transgender man who gave birth to the couple’s three children before following through with the gender reassignment surgery and is most likely planning to use this video in their upcoming court battle.
The video was taken before the couple had become estranged and show the condition that Nancy was found in when Beatie entered the playroom, in their house in Arizona.
According to Beatie, Nancy had been a violent alcoholic and use to beat him in the middle of the night often, and had even punched him in the crotch while the children were present. He also stated in divorce papers that in February Nancy was ‘visibly intoxicated’ while he tried to stop her from taking the children to daycare, which then led to her swearing at him as well as pushing him around.
There is obviously more to each side of this story, but the video is pretty damaging to Nancy’s claims that Beatie was in fact the one who was physically and emotionally abusive. More will be determined this Wednesday as the couple goes to court to decide custody and child support arrangements.
It seems as though this man has had enough to endure in his life, and this problem can be resolved sooner than later.
- Pregnant Man Separates From Wife (livelyindepthmusicent.com)
- Nancy Beatie Flips Out on Family, Destroys Computer [Video] (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- ‘Pregnant Man’ Announces Separation From Wife (inquisitr.com)
YouTube: It has been said that sharing personal stories is one of the most effective ways to change people’s hearts and minds. This is my story and I hope you are inspired to share it with others.
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“Beautiful Boy” Coleen McMahon
- YouTube restores Christian videos (wnd.com)
- ‘Racist’ Ashton Kutcher ad yanked from YouTube, Facebook (ctv.ca)
- Invite Your Friends To Share This! (angelarachman.wordpress.com)
- I’m stealing this headline from HuffPost. “Gay Man Honors Boyfriend’s Death With Poignant Video Noting Lack Of Rights Offered To Unwed Same-Sex Couples” (snoopervizion.wordpress.com)
Clip provided by: Jeremy Hooper of the blog Good as You
I am disgusted by this man, the people who can be heard saying “Amen!” and frankly, anyone who views feminine boys and masculine girls as flawed and in need of abuse to stop them from behaving how they have naturally developed.
Sean Harris, senior pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Fayettesville, NC, made this anti-gay speech to his congregation and it has since made its way to the ears of many. As someone who’s representing ‘God‘ and suppose to instill good morals within those he preaches too, you’d think he’d be less ignorant, hateful, cruel, belittling and the list could go on and on.
The reason this issue was even something he chose to speak about is because he supports North Carolina’s proposed Amendment 1, which would outlaw same-sex marriage. I hope that this ridiculous audio recording will hope voters see why they shouldn’t support Amendment 1 and instead allow homosexuals, like myself, the right to be able and choose if we’d like to get married. If we were to preach such hateful things about this man and his congregation and try to stop them from getting married, all hell would raise. Ironically, he’s the one who says things I could never say to someone: beat your children if they act in a way that strays from the original idea of how boys and girls should act.
“So your little son starts to act a little girlish when he is four years old and instead of squashing that like a cockroach and saying, ‘Man up, son, get that dress off you and get outside and dig a ditch, because that is what boys do,’ you get out the camera and you start taking pictures of Johnny acting like a female and then you upload it to YouTube and everybody laughs about it and the next thing you know, this dude, this kid is acting out childhood fantasies that should have been squashed.
Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. Give him a good punch. Ok? You are not going to act like that. You were made by God to be a male and you are going to be a male. And when your daughter starts acting too butch, you reign her in. And you say, ‘Oh, no, sweetheart. You can play sports. Play them to the glory of God. But sometimes you are going to act like a girl and walk like a girl and talk like a girl and smell like a girl and that means you are going to be beautiful. You are going to be attractive. You are going to dress yourself up.’”
- Gay Facebook Millionaire Stiffs NC Amendment Battle (bilerico.com)
- Idiot Films Himself Shooting Sign Against North Carolina’s Gay Marriage Ban [Video] (gawker.com)
- The North Carolina Legislature Really Doesn’t Like Gays (buzzfeed.com)
- Big Business Silent On NC Gay Marriage (wspa.com)
- A holy war over gay marriage (salon.com)
- NC gay marriage ban gets Sunday push in churches (wcnc.com)
- North Carolina ACLU and Equality NC launch video project against Amendment One (wilmingtonfavs.com)
- Gingrich Urges Support For Discriminatory Amendment, Warns Of Gay Marriage ‘Danger’ In North Carolina (thinkprogress.org)
- Pastor Speaks Out Against Amendment 1: ‘We Should Not Be Putting Discrimination Into Our Laws’ (thinkprogress.org)
- First Ads Go Up Against North Carolina’s Anti-Gay Amendment 1 (crooksandliars.com)
This is a beautiful video that shows just how “normal” homosexuality is and how we deserve the right to get married just like any other “normal” couple. Being gay is something that people in every country have to deal with; How that country deals with homosexuality varies. Our concern of ending discrimination shouldn’t just be taking place in our own countries, but also those around us that have a fighting chance of making a change.
I love my girlfriend. It’s an honest, loyal, respectful relationship and I want to show the child(ren) we plan to have that we are no different from anyone else. We are loving parents who would do anything for them, regardless of the fact that our country, who should be taking care of us, has refused to do so. We are strong-willed people who will not stop fighting for our freedom. End the fight and allow us the freedoms, not privileges, that other people get without question.
music: Oliver Tank – Last Night I Heard Everything in Slow Motion
- Guyanese, resist all calls to discriminate! (kaieteurnewsonline.com)
- Uganda’s President Claims ‘There Is No Discrimination, There Is No Persecution’ Of Gay People (thinkprogress.org)
- -City in Kansas May Force Churches to Host Gay Weddings? (answersforthefaith.com)
- The man who believes he can help gay people turn straight (telegraph.co.uk)
- Battle for Marriage is Center Stage in New Hampshire (americanclarion.com)
- Iranian cleric: LGBT are inferior to dogs and pigs (rawstory.com)
- Ugandan President Denies Anti-Gay Discrimination Exists: VIDEO (towleroad.com)
- Bryan Fischer: Romney’s gay spokesman a security risk (rawstory.com)
The Mormon church has continuously changed it’s views on political issues throughout the years; Polygamy is no longer acceptable and hasn’t been since 1890, whereas ordaining black men to the priesthood was banned from holding a priesthood until 1978. In fact, people of African descent were considered to be “cursed”. Funny how now that it’s not socially acceptable to discriminate the church openly allows black and white men to be ordained and makes no mention of the black men being cursed. So it makes sense for many participating Mormon‘s to change their stance considering we are obtaining more and more rights and have more of a voice.
Above is former Mormon Bishop Kevin Kloosterman, and not only does he show his support, he extends an apology during this conference in November of 2011.
“I came out and basically made a personal apology to [LGBT] folks for really not understanding their issues, not really taking the time to understand their lives and really not doing my homework,” said Kloosterman.
I’d like to think that there was nothing behind this sudden kindness to the LGBT community, but unfortunately, with everything that has occurred with Prop 8 (which is closely tied to the Mormon church), I can’t say that I’m too sure. I do feel that the younger generation has more open-minded, free-thinkers and that as a whole, the church is growing friendlier, but I don’t feel those in charge are simply remorseful. And, I’m not the only person who feels this way.
“The church’s image is still heavily associated with the 2008 Prop. 8 campaign in California, and even though many Republicans oppose gay marriage, it’s not helpful for the Mormons to be tied to such a politically-charged issue at a time when it’s about to be under a lot of election-season media scrutiny,” wrote Commentary Magazine’s Alana Goodman, after noting that the CNN story felt like “part of some sort of Mormon church rebranding campaign.”
- [VIDEO] BYU LGBT Students: ‘It Gets Better’ (practikel.com)
- Baptist pastor backs Romney in spite of Mormonism (kansascity.com)
- to mormon church we go (mosthopeful.com)
- BYU: Gay student video not a violation (kshb.com)
- Romney saddled by Mormon church’s refusal to fully repudiate its racist past (americablog.com)
- Why Can’t the Mormon Church Stop Baptizing Anne Frank? [Mormons] (jezebel.com)
- EXCLUSIVE: Rubio Explains Tie To Mormon Church In Upcoming Autobiography (miami.cbslocal.com)
I wish I could have been here to watch this play LIVE, but fortunately I am able to see it online and share it with all of you.
Streamed live on Mar 3, 2012 by AmericanEqualRights
Featuring an all-star cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon and others, “8″ is a play written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and directed by acclaimed actor and director Rob Reiner. It is a powerful account of the case filed by the American Federation for Equal Rights (AFER ) in the U.S. District Court in 2010 to overturn Proposition 8 [LINK], a constitutional amendment that eliminated the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. Framed around the trial’s historic closing arguments in June 2010, 8 provides an intimate look what unfolded when the issue of same-sex marriage was on trial.
- Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Martin Sheen Headline Gay Marriage Play [Video] (sfist.com)
- “8″: a play about the fight for marriage equality… @8theplay #prop8 (modernest.com)
- Watch: L.A. Premiere of ’8′ with Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Bomer … (ohlalamag.com)
- WATCH: Star-Studded Play Based On Prop 8 Premieres In California (huffingtonpost.com)
- George Clooney, Brad Pitt Team Up for Prop 8 Play [Live Stream] (inquisitr.com)
An old co-worker of mine showed me this article and thought I might want to share it with other people. Not only is it absolutely disgusting, but it sheds light on how much progress we have made here in America with gaining equal rights as homosexual citizens in this country. I am in no way condoning or accepting what rights we have now, because until same-sex marriage is legal throughout the country, there is still a prejudice that exists. But, we do need to be happy with the strides we have taken and stand up and help those fighting for their rights, whether they live here in the U.S. or outside of this country. We can’t expect that things change here and then care nothing about other people’s situations changing, like those in Cameroon.
By Divine Ntaryike Jr
Some 10 women accused of indulging in same sex practices have been taken into pre-trial confinement at Ambam, a locality in Cameroon’s administrative South Region. Gendarmes swooped down on the suspects with a wave of arrests launched on February 14, the local public prosecutor’s office reported late Wednesday.
The state-owned Cameroon Radio and Television, CRTV narrated in a radio newscast Wednesday that the “scandal” was triggered following the expression of jealousy by a jilted lesbian. Esther Afan, 39, had tended a secret homosexual relationship with Matilde Essono, 26, for several years.
A couple of months ago, however, Matilde dumped her older lover for another woman. Unable to cope with the feeling of having been so unceremoniously ditched, Esther tactfully sought revenge by confiding in Matilde’s spouse, Martin Essono. He tipped him off about his spouse’s “unorthodox” sexual inclination and her new homosexual relationship.
The intrigued Essono immediately rushed to report the matter to local gendarmes who straightaway launched a probe. For several days, they tailed the unsuspecting Matilde, especially recording her appointments and venues with other women. Once satisfied with their database, they began pouncing on the suspects.
Among the nabbed suspects are women residing as far off as Kye-Ossi, a border town linking Cameroon to Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Reports indicate homosexuality is skyrocketing at the border intersection town. Homosexuality is illegal in Cameroon and convicts face sentences of between six months and five years as well as fines that can stretch up to a maximum 200,000 CFA francs (about US$400).
Gay rights defender and founder of the founded the Association for the Defense of Homosexuals, Alice Nkom says detainees are frequently tortured in police stations to force them confess. Nkom says homophobia is currently spreading like bush fire in Cameroon. “It’s getting worse. These laws are illegal – the declaration of human rights is part of our constitution – but the judges still apply them.
People accused of homosexuality are put in jail straight away,” she told reporters in November last year after three men were each sentenced to five years in prison for homosexual acts. International rights defenders including Amnesty International have frequently lambasted Cameroon’s homosexuality law, rating it draconian and discriminatory and demanding its abolition. But the authorities have stubbornly turned a deaf ear to such requests.
Last year, the government demanded and successfully obtained the withdrawal of grants allocated the Association for the Defense of Homosexuals by the European Union. Nkom says she has received numerous death threats from fellow lawyers and Cameroonians, as well as a threat from the Ministry of Justice to dismiss her from the country’s roster of legal practitioners.
- Liberia Considers Strengthening Anti-Gay Laws (huffingtonpost.com)
- Ten women arrested in Cameroon for being lesbian (dailymail.co.uk)
- Liberian First Lady Jewel Taylor Submits Bill to Make Homosexuality a Felony with 10-Year Prison Term (towleroad.com)
- Women in Cameroon on gay charges (bbc.co.uk)
- Cameroon jails three men over gay sex (therainbowpost.com)