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Colbert to Graham: Save your career with straight sex tape

William Gheen, the leader of an anti-illegal immigration group, has received considerable attention after asking Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to admit he’s gay — an unsubstantiated allegation — before liberals can use it against him. Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert slammed Gheen Thursday and quipped, “Lindsey Graham, save your good name…

SNL: Obama explains why census includes sex questions

If the rate for the last week of census response displays a downward spiral, some might blame Saturday Night Live. Ten months after President Obama said that his SNL portrayer was “starting to get it down a little bit,” Fred Armisen opened this weekend’s Tina Fey hosted show intoning, “Good…

UN judge calls for prosecution of Pope Benedict

Geoffrey Robertson, a renowned human rights lawyer and United Nations jurist, wants to see Pope Benedict put on trial for allegedly protecting predator priests. In a Guardian UK piece making its rounds this week in Catholic circles, Robertson demanded the pope be “put in the dock” so that the church…

Congressional Research Service memo: Rapists may get federally subsidized Viagra

Last week Republicans had to deal with an embarrassing issue that led to headlines about lesbian bondage and strip clubs. This week Democrats might be in store for headlines about rapists and child molesters. The Congressional Research Service concluded in a memo that the new health care law may provide…

Boy Scouts of America sued over sexual abuse of children

With the Vatican in the grips of a pedophilia scandal, the spotlight in America is being turned on US scouting, which is accused of keeping quiet about decades of alleged sexual aggression by its leaders against young boys. The Boy Scouts of America are being sued by a man who…

Pope’s immunity to prosecution may be challenged in Britain

Protests are growing against Pope Benedict XVI’s planned trip to Britain, where some lawyers question whether the Vatican’s implicit statehood status should shield the pope from prosecution over sex crimes by pedophile priests. More than 10,000 people have signed a petition on Downing Street’s web site against the pope’s 4-day…

Italian exorcist: Devil made NY Times attack Pope

A spate of recent news reports alleging cover-ups of child sex abuse by priests was “prompted” by Satan, says a prominent Italian exorcist. Father Gabriele Amorth, the Vatican’s chief exorcist, told Italian media this week that a New York Times report alleging that Pope Benedict XVI ignored reports of sex…

Health reform bill includes $250M for new abstinence-only programs

Buried in the landmark health care bill passed by Democrats is $250 million over 5 years for state programs to try to convince young people to wait until marriage for sex. Proponents of abstinence-only education are thrilled, but there is little evidence this money will be effective in fighting pregnancy…

Pope faces fresh claims of child sex abuse cover-up

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Fresh pedophilia cover-up claims hit Pope Benedict XVI late Wednesday as church files suggested he had failed to take action against a US priest accused of molesting up to 200 deaf boys. The documents obtained by The New York Times include correspondence between the accused priest, who…

Pope apologises for priests’ child sex abuse

Pope Benedict XVI apologised Saturday for Irish priests' child sex abuse in a letter with far-reaching implications, but victims said it was not enough to address the growing scandal.…

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