Stay Away; Folks Hate You More
Pastor Ryan Rush of Bannockburn Baptist Church in Austin Texas told the Ku Klux Klan to stay away from a rally set to take place November 8 supporting proposition 2 which supports the Gay Marriage Amendment – a cause near and dear to the religious right. Basically, proposition 2 establishes the definition of marriage as one man and one woman – implicitly including this definition in the Texas constitution; prohibits judges from ever redefining marriage and restricts government bodies in Texas from using tax dollars to officially recognize or give benefits to homosexuals. Pastor Rush says he doesn’t want a riot to ensue because a hate-group, such as the Klan, supports this important cause. Quick question Reverend; so you’re saying it’s okay to hate the gays, but hating the gays while hating people of color is out of the question?
How Much Fat?
McDonald’s has finally relented to the pressures that be and agreed to display nutritional information right on the food packages and containers beginning February 2006. The new “sticker shock” will debut at the Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy. McDonald’s presently has nutritional information on their website and in some restaurant postings. A 2003 documentary entitled “Supersize Me” exposed McDonald’s as one of the leading fast food chains having meals with poor nutritional value.
Uh, Yeah… Let Me Swab Your Mouth First
We will soon have an at-home HIV test that will make knowing your partner’s or prospective partner’s HIV status a no-brainer. OraSure Technologies, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania makes the home test – as easy to take as a home pregnancy test. Although the product has been ready for quite some time, there was fear that people testing positive for HIV would panic and suffer further damage without counseling. Now, researchers believe that the advent of new drugs may have made folks realize that you can live (medicated of course) with the condition. “If we’re going to win the war against AIDS, we need to make HIV testing as easy as pregnancy testing,” said Dr. Freya Spielberg, a researcher in the Center for AIDS Research at the University of Washington.
Noah’s Arc; Tonight starting at 9:00 p.m.
My new favorite program airs its second episode today. The hunks of Noah’s Arc take center stage as Wade experiences some jealousy about Noah and Ricky’s past. If you’re wondering what the f*ck I’m talking about then you’re in luck, because tonight Logo will rerun the premiere episode at 9 p.m., followed by the new episode at 10 p.m. The new episode will only be 30 minutes long. As Carlos C. joked last weekend, my phone is ringing non-stop from close friends who are enjoying the show as much as I am. Tomorrow, our blog will thoroughly discuss the first two episodes. I’m very interested in getting the female perspective on this show, so please tune-in. Boys… you know I know what you think!
Scenario: You’ve already engaged in unprotected sexual intercourse with your current partner. The new HIV home test is released and you have the opportunity to know, without a doubt, your partner’s HIV status. Would you ask them to take the test and share the results with you or would you continue to trust their word and forgo the test?
Keep passin’ the open windows…