what the link was. Now will be getting lots of unsolicited junk mail.
Thanks Dan.......for nothing.
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(1) You should have stated that upfront given the questionable website name. and ...
(2) I'm not willing to take your word for it anyway. IF you were serious about discussing this issue you would post enough of an excerpt, such as the Pastor's name at least, so that those of us limiting our exposure to questionable sites could research the story on our own.
Again, it's obviously not your intent to discuss this. Typical.
Oh my gosh! Call the government and get the site closed down, Evie. OK, the men are clothed and just sitting with each other. Stuff you could see on TV restricted by your pals at the FCC, but that's not the point, I guess.
BTW, now it's ads for absinthe, cruises and tours, and a personals site with pics less provocative than you'll see in a pizza commercial that running on TV these days.
There is nothing in the piece suggesting the ACLU is supporting a right for any sort of religious practice or activity. They are supporting a persons right to solicit sex and differentiate that from "lewd activity". The fact that the subject is a church pastor only adds a twist that some might find interesting. It would make no difference if the subject was just a regular schmuck on the street. My guess is the pastor was selected because he represents (again, for some) a person of some respect and gay organizations want to attach themselves to such people for their own gain.
No doubt they've rounded up other average "joes" as well but that day they bagged a pastor. The police aren't allowed to discrimiate and they didn't do the writing or posting. ACLU + average Joe gets no press....ACLU + pastor is newsworthy...but you knew that. However, your trying to cite this as the ACLU siding for the cause of religion is...as I said...phony.
Oh, for Heaven's sake, Dan! Post a freakin' excerpt. I don't blame some for shying away from 365gay.com. Such tracks on some folks' computers could be troublesome, regardless of the reason it was visited.
Never mind, I will do it for you. Bunch of childish crap
ACLU Says Pastor's Gay Soliciting Charge Unconstitutional
by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff
Posted: February 1, 2006 - 9:00 pm ET
(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) The American Civil Liberties Union told an Oklahoma city judge Wednesday that a pastor who frequently speaks out against homosexuality and was arrested last week for propositioning a male police officer was charged in violation of the Supreme Court's ruling on gay sex.
In a friend-of-the-court brief the ACLU argues that the law used to arrest the Rev. Lonnie Latham contravenes the Supreme Court ruling that overturned sodomy laws.
"The Supreme Court has made it crystal clear that, when it comes to their sex lives, consenting adults are free to do whatever they please in private," said Joann Bell, Executive Director of the ACLU of Oklahoma.
"According to the police report, Rev. Latham did nothing more than invite another man to his hotel room for consensual sex. It is not a crime merely to invite someone to have completely lawful sex. If it were otherwise, every bar in the state may as well shut its doors."
Latham was arrested January 3 after allegedly asking an undercover officer to join him in his hotel room for oral sex.
Oklahoma law prohibits a person from offering to engage in a lewd act "regardless of whether money is sought for or engaged."
Latham has resigned from his church, the board of directors of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and the executive committee of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Latham has spoken out against same-sex marriage and in support of a directive urging the group's 42,000 churches to befriend gays and lesbians and try to convince them they can become heterosexual (...)