Thursday, May 21, 2009

Marriage Equality in New York & the Catholic Church

I came across this article in the New York Times about marriage equality in the state. It talked about how the anti-gay forces seemed to be far behind the marriage equality allies. However, the part of the article that stuck out the most for me was this:

In New York, the National Organization for Marriage, whose resources have been stretched thin from other campaigns in the Northeast, began making phone calls to recruit supporters only late last week.

The state’s Roman Catholic bishops have been somewhat distracted, too, having focused their lobbying energies this session on defeating a bill that would extend the statute of limitations for victims of sexual abuse to bring civil claims, and have appeared unprepared for the battle over marriage.

“Frankly, the governor caught us all by surprise when he put this bill out there,” said Dennis Poust, communications director for the New York State Catholic Conference, the bishops’ political arm. “We weren’t expecting it.”

How appalling! The Catholic Church, who tries to use the argument about morality for discriminating against GLBT people is focusing their lobbying energies to deny victims of sexual abuse their day in court. The Church is more concerned about it's finances than the well being of people.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

MassResistance Once Again Comes Through

Just as I expected, MassResistance sent out a blast email to their supports about the MBTA accident last week. They probably haven't put it up on their website because they know that the only people who go on it are us. (Count the number of quotation marks):

More MA State-Sponsored Stupidity:

State sponsored madness: Subway driver who caused huge crash is "transgender" (1). Was "affirmative action" (2) hire because of transgender is now considered a minority by MBTA!

Last Friday afternoon nearly 50 people were injured and $10 million in damages when a subway train beneath downtown Boston crashed into another train that was stopped. The driver later admitted texting "his"(3) girlfriend at the time of the crash and not paying attention.

Used Mass. DMV to change sex on IDs

Now we know that "he"(4) is a "transgender" (5) female who recently used the Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles' (RMV) new transgender policy to have her official driver's license changed from female to male. The subway driver, identified as Aiden Carter Quinn, was known as Georgia Anne Quinn until recently.

And ABC News has reported that despite Quinn's bad driving record, including several tickets, she was an affirmative-action hire because of being a transgender! As wrote:

Quinn was originally hired as a part-time driver by the MBTA under the name Georgia Anne Quinn. In 2007 he was hired for a full-time position from a lottery of minority candidates. He was granted minority status as a self-described "female-to-male transgender," two sources told ABC News. Quinn lists his sexual orientation as "FTM."

"[Quinn] was initially hired as a minority and used her transgender status,'' an MBTA source said.

There is also speculation (see Howie Carr's article, below) that Quinn's hormone treatments to "become" (6) a man may have had a role in the accident. According to news reports, Quinn has refused to meet with National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators to discuss any of this. What a surprise!

You can't make this stuff up. This is where our public officials are taking us.

Down the slippery slope

It was MassResistance that broke the story nationwide last January that the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles now allows people to change their sex on official IDs practically at will.

Where did this absurd transgender minority policy in the MBTA come from? As we've reported for years, MBTA General Manager Dan Grabauskas, who is publicly homosexual, has pushed the homosexual and transgender agenda in state government at the various agencies he has run. When he ran the RMV under Gov. Cellucci, he began the transgender policy there that led to the current one.

It started with unusual affirmative action

A person we talked to with long-time connections to the MBTA said that the T has probably the most hard-nosed affirmative action program in the country, with aggressive quotas for "diverse" (7) types of people, rather than simply by race. This policy goes back to the Dukakis administration. "Transgender"(8) appears to be the latest of that type of diversity, under Grabauskas. He added that it's well known that as the MBTA stopped hiring on the basis of skill and merit, the rate of accidents has multiplied many times. It certainly seems that way, from what we've all seen over the last few years.

Interesting news reports

(It's bizarre that all of the news articles we've seen on this refer to Quinn as "he"(9) even though she is biologically, and DNA-wise, completely a female!)

On Tuesday the Herald picked up on how easy (and weird) it now is to change your sex on official IDs at the RMV:

Sex change a simple switch at RMV
By Dave Wedge, Boston Herald
Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The alleged text-messaging trolley driver who recently switched his gender from female to male on his driver's license is just one of many motorists who fill out a simple form to make the change official in the eyes of the government.

Registry of Motor Vehicles rules allow motorists to change their gender based only on sworn statements from the license holder and their physician.

"There are forms, an affidavit, that you have to have your medical provider fill out," RMV spokeswoman Anne Dufresne said.

RMV regulations, though, specifically state: "You do not need to provide proof of sex reassignment surgery, an amended birth certificate or proof of a court-approved name change."

Dufresne said rules have been in place for about 10 years allowing "gender designation changes" on Massachusetts driver's licenses, which occur at a rate of one application a month. The rules were updated earlier this year to require a sworn affidavit from a doctor.
[MassResistance note: This is misleading. Actually it was made much easier, not harder. For example, a doctor is NOT required to be involved, just an undefined "medical provider."(10)]

T driver Aiden Quinn, who was allegedly text-messaging when he crashed a Green Line trolley during rush hour Friday, was formerly known as Georgia Quinn but changed his gender designation April 21, Dufresne said.

The change allowed the RMV to merge the driving records of Georgia and Aiden Quinn, to accurately reflect his complete history.

Aiden Carter Quinn. Does this look like a man to you . . . or a woman with short hair?

One Herald reader posted the comment: "MBTA = Massachusetts Bay Transgender Authority. Who knew?"

Other pertinent articles:

Herald columnist Howie Carr: "He or she, T driver is a dolt."
You can't miss this one. Howie doesn't pull any punches here.

Boston Globe, "T crash puts spotlight on hiring criteria"
The politically correct version of the news. The Globe nearly buries the transgender issue by casually mentioning it at the end. And all the readers' comments have mysteriously disappeared!

So it didn't take long at all for them to "connect the dots" as Brian Camenker has said for MassResistance to link the crash to transgender hormone treats. Maybe the State could save some money by hiring MassResistance to use his power of perception to judge every case in court and under investigation since Brian can "just look at a photo of someone" and tell if they're a man or a woman, DNA wise that is. Oh, apparently they can also tell if they are on hormone therapy too. There's no proof that the T driver was hired under an affirmation action policy but having no proof has never stopped MassResistance from slinging accusations.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I LOVE Keith Olbermann

And he spells it out clearly enough that even Miss California should understand:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

How Long Till MassResistance Blames It on the Transgender Community?

My husband just mentioned to me that he had heard on the radio that the T-driver in last week's Green Line accident is transgender. Why that is even an issue or has anything to do with the accident is beyond me.

Aiden Quinn should be fired from the MBTA if it is determined that he was using his phone to send text messages while driving, end of story.

However, we figured we'd start a countdown to see how long it would take MassResistance to blame the accident on the transgendered community... gays, lesbians, the Acton police, Governor Deval Patrick, President Barak Obama and MSNBC.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Soft Porn Model is now Spokesperson for NOM

It's the gift that keeps on giving. Last week at a press conference for the Nation for Marriage's latest ad, Carrie Prejean, Miss California said this about marriage equality:

It’s not about being politically correct; it’s about being biblically correct, that how I was raised as a little girl, it’s say it in the Bible, that’s what I believe.
Then we found out that the Miss California USA Pageant paid for her to have breast implants. Maggie Gallagher went on Larry King Live on Friday and scolded the President of the Miss California USA Pageant for releasing "personal medical details" about Miss California. Then today we find out that Carrie Prejean posed for some very racy pictures, so racy that NBC couldn't even show them on the TV.

NOM's spokesperson Maggie Gallagher also defended her after the first press conference but stated oddly, that Miss California was not a spokesperson for NOM. Now Ms. Gallagher felt the need to defend her again when the soft porn pictures of Miss California appeared:

(Princeton, NJ) - Today, Maggie Gallagher, President of the National Organization for Marriage, released the following statement regarding Carrie Prejean: “Because Carrie honestly said what she believed in answer to a question--marriage is the union of a man and a woman-- she is now the subject of ongoing character assassination. The level of hatred directed at her is astonishing. Even more astonishing is her personal courage and strength of character in the midst of these attacks. Of course Carrie is not perfect. On a personal note, as a former unwed mother, I want to say to Americans: you don’t have to be a perfect person to have the right to stand up for marriage. Nothing gay marriage advocates can do can change the fact—we all saw it on national TV—that Carrie is a young woman who surrendered all the glitter Hollywood has to offer, because she would not become the kind of person afraid to say the truth.

"Through Carrie, we are also learning, the lengths some people will go to hurt and harass those who speak up for marriage.”
So I guess the victim here is Carrie Prejean because the homosexual marriage activists must have gone back in a time machine and forced her to take the racy pictures in just panties then hopped back into that time machine, signed the Miss California USA Pageant entry form vowing not to have done any nudity or partial nudity THEN fast forwarded again to today (or last night) and leaked the totally fabricated soft porn pictures to the press. McFly!

I hope NOM is getting donations because Carrie Prejean should sue them for exploiting her. We know she probably won't work because who is going to hire her, especially after she's fired from the Miss California USA Pageant for lying on her application. (I guess the homosexual activists will get blamed for her lying on the application too). If she does go to Fox News, who will do her hair and makeup since no self respecting gay person is going to touch that?