Tuesday, February 01, 2005

A Couple of Articles

Well, Ms. Fryrear (hope that name fits you, dear!), a former lesbian mind you, thinks that homosexuals using the word "love" has some secret agenda only the like of her could know about, being a former fag and all. Yeah, yeah! Gay Agenda, darlin;! Use it to recruit, yep....

Dolly Parton, others compile CD benefiting homosexual group
Baptist Press | Jan 28, 2005 (Souther Baptist Convention Propaganda Organ)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Taking sides in a cultural battle, some of the nation's top artists -- including Mandy Moore, the Dixie Chicks and Dolly Parton -- have contributed to a CD that benefits the nation's largest homosexual activist organization.

All of the proceeds from the CD, "Love Rocks," will go to the Human Rights Campaign -- a homosexual activist organization that has figured prominently in the push to legalize same-sex "marriage" nationwide and works to promote "lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights."

The two-disk CD set -- which is being released just in time for Valentine's Day -- features some 30 artists, including Yoko Ono, who sings "Every Man Has a Man." Other top artists are Christina Aguilera, Emmylou Harris, Pink and Carole King.

An HRC press release called the CD "groundbreaking." It was produced in a partnership between HRC and Centaur Entertainment.

Moore, who in 2002 starred in a movie ("A Walk to Remember") targeted to Christian teens, said she is glad to be a part of the project.

“Humankind has its problems, but love isn’t one of them,” Moore, who sings "I Feel the Earth Move," said in a statement.

“When two people -- regardless of gender -- long to care for each other, to protect each other, to treasure each other, we should do everything we can to foster that. I’m proud to be part of this album, which does just that.”

A statement by the Human Rights Campaign said the artists came together to "celebrate love and commitment regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity."

But Focus on the Family's Melissa Fryrear, a former lesbian, said the CD's use of the word "love" is deceptive.

"'Love' is one of the Trojan horses for the acceptance of homosexuality," Fryrear, a gender issues analyst, said in an e-mail to Baptist Press. "Gay activists are trying to find an argument that carries emotional weight: 'love,' after all, sounds good to everyone.

"The problem, though, is their definition of 'love' is carefully camouflaged to mean more than Cupid ever meant it to mean. Their definition is meant to mean the acceptance and the celebration of homosexuality."

Apparently, the battle over same-sex "marriage" influenced at least some of the artists.

"My generation knows that if two people are fortunate enough to fall in love, they should be protected equally under the law," Moore told Rolling Stone.

Ono agreed.

“I just think it’s a human rights issue,” Ono told Rolling Stone. “The Constitution of this country is based on human rights and justice and freedom.... For [politicians] to say, ‘OK, we’re going to change the Constitution so the gays can’t get married,’ I think it is outrageous.... I just immediately started to feel that it was important to send that message out that anybody can fall in love regardless of the difference of religion, or race, or sex, or age. Love is love. It’s beautiful.”

Fryrear said that Christians should take note of the policies the Human Rights Campaign promotes.

"HRC is about more than simply promoting "love," Fryrear said. "As the most aggressive pro-gay lobby organization today, HRC is about accepting, promoting, and encouraging homosexuality combined with silencing any disagreeing opinion."

The artists that participated, Fryrear, deserve criticism.

"This is another example of celebrities using their platforms to promote the liberal ideological agenda that equates homosexuality with heterosexuality," she said.

The complete lineup of artists contributing to the CD follows: Christina Aguilera, Pink, Simply Red, Dixie Chicks, Nada Surf, Dido, Jen Foster, the Bootlickers, L.P., Sophie B. Hawkins, Keaton Simons, Rachael Yamagata, Matt Alber, Kinnie Starr, Eric Hinman, Carole King, Mandy Moore, Melissa Etheridge, the B-52's, Cyndi Lauper, Kimberley Locke, Yoko Ono, BT, Dave Koz, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Garrin Benfield, Ari Gold, Jason and deMarco, Randi Driscoll, Billy Porter and Oleta Adams.
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This sounds interesting! Would like to see it.

'Song' star explored a new aria

Bullets & Bombs

Klaus Nomi
Everyone who ever heard his voice had the same comment:

"It can't be real."

You hear that response throughout "The Nomi Song," a documentary opening
Friday that assesses the strange life, tragic death and unearthly voice of
Klaus Nomi.

The oddly attired, German-born artist was a fixture on the New York music
scene in the late '70s-early '80s, and a legitimate pop star in Europe. He
was also a mystery, even to those who knew him.

With his black spider lipstick, shock-treatment hair and chiaroscuro
outfits, Nomi looked like an escapee from a German expressionist movie.
That he sang in a castrato-like, operatic falsetto in the thick of the
original punk scene made him a freak among freaks.

"He was the wrong person, at the wrong time, doing the wrong thing,"
explains director Andrew Horn. "Yet somehow it worked."

The approach got Nomi attention on TV shows as mainstream as "20/20" and
magazines as valued as Vogue.

Anyone who spent time in the downtown music scene in its most vibrant era
couldn't miss him. "The East Village was like a small town back then,"
recalls Horn. "You were always running into him."

Born in Berlin as Klaus Sperber, he came to New York as a cook in the early
'70s. But he aspired to become a star by combining pop, theater and opera.
His show featured arch sets and arty dancers, enhancing songs that lurched
between new wave rockers and odd arias.

The movie, which opens at Cinema Village, "is an opportunity to let his
voice be better known," Horn says.

Nomi made his debut in a Ridiculous Theater production of Wagner's "Ring
Cycle," but broke into the punk scene through The New Wave Vaudeville Shows
at the fabled Club 57 on St. Marks Place. While he was strikingly different
from others on the scene, Horn says, "punk was about being different, so he
was accepted."

Nomi had his only hits in France, in '81 and '82. He appeared in his final
performance on German TV in a performance with a full symphony orchestra.
At the time, Nomi had AIDS, then a death sentence. By the summer of '83 he
was gone.

One of the saddest angles to "Nomi Song" is the parade of witnesses who
confess they were too paranoid to visit him in the hospital. "It was
treated like the plague then," Horn says.

Today, however, Nomi has become a reference point for a new generation of
downtown singers, including the artist known as Antony and Devendra
Banhart. The film preserves performances that, even 20 years later, can
still startle and please.