vol. 3. no. 8
may 1979 5
I'd like to exchange ideas and inspirations and, hopefully, work
together to develop articles and books of religion and ethics that
are suited to the real world and are favorable to non-exploitive
sexuality, including homosexuality, and other humane attitudes
I believe that the cultural revolution we are part of not only
reflects our personal, individual needs for freedom and justice but
also can lead toward a sane, balanced, cooperative, peaceful, loving
world, the only kind worth having, the only kind that will survive.
However, to people well-trained in conventional religions and
moralities, the "Gay World" and "The Goddess" seem corrupt,
elitist or diabolical. Legal sanctions and protections for deviance
help but what we really need are respect and understanding. We
need God on our side. To be healthy and humane, people need
ethics and energizing, uplifting beliefs.
1 believe it is conventional heterosexuality that is perversion and
a cause of arrogant nationalism, militarism, excessive human population and other deviltries. But to overcome Leviticus and Paul so
to convince the common person of the wisdom and righteousness
of bi-sexuahty and homosexuality requires time, effort, courage
and miracles. If you have ideas to share, please write me.
Abigail (Capaldi Brown)
Women's Organic Health Farm
Bertram, Texas 78605
Loses Right of Association
WINDSOR, ONTARIO - A county
judge ruled last January 17 in a divorce
case that a lesbian mother may retain
custody of her two children but that
no one may live with her without the
The trial included testimony from a
child and family therapist to die effect
that sexual orientation was not an
important factor in determining a
parent's inability to raise children or
in the determination of the child's
own sexuality and the judge seemed
to agree. He stated, "The homosexual
factor is in no way a determining
factor - a factor that by itself would
require removal of the child from the
custody of that parent."
But the judgment also declared that
"being raised in a homosexual atmosphere by a homosexual parent openly
associating with other homosexuals
must be considered by die court as
negative when one views the principles
on which this country was founded
and the beliefs of the majority of
society in this country." The judge
further stated, "I am attempting to
improve the situation by preventing
any open and avowed lesbian or homosexual relationship in the home."
The Canadian ruling was made the
same day the Michigan Supreme Court
reversed four lower court decisions and
restored custody of 12-year-old Jillian
Miller to her mother Margareth. The
Michigan case set the strongest legal
precedent to date in favor of the rights
of lesbian mothers.V
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// the mind goes, the body still functions, said a former Austin resident. I
wondered if the might be speaking of the Texas legislature. Upon checking it
out, I realized that while the first part of the statement could be so applied,
the second had nothing to do with the legislature. You wnat bodies? You go
to a gym or a racetrack.
And speaking of horses, have you noticed how a spirited horse will shake
its head even as it trots forward?
Not to draw too many analogies, but did you notice how Gov. Bill kept
shaking his head, no he wouldn't get rid of GOMA, even while he was heading
straight for it? But really, folks, isn't it better that there not be an office for
migrant affairs? As solid and steady a citizen as Gov. Bill is, I feel certain that
any affairs he has will be more than migratory.
For instance, good solid Gov. Bill has volunteered his very own home state
to be the site of nuclear wastes, which will plague, uh, be with us for years to
come. Centuries. The Gov. must be intending to make our state a very solid
place, stable in politics and government for a few thousand years to insure that
nothing bad happens to that nuke waste (never mind what happens to our
citizens), doesn 't get in the possession of the wrong people (always worried
about possession, our "law V order" officials). But I can assure them, the
"right" waste in the "right" places will insure that there will be no one left
to use the waste wrongly. And no one to terrorize. Sigh.
But there's hope. Do you feel a desire to dress children in red, white and
blue, force them into the fields to work? Do you want child molestation/abuse
to be referred to as "corporalpunishment"?
Well, my friend, open some children's homes, donate about $68,000 to a
winning gubernatorial candidate's campaign, talk about god and Communists
(or God and communists, isn 't it?), and fust start beating the kids with boards.
Call it licks. You will be hailed as a Christian savior, folks will send you their
hard-earned money to support your "cause. "
Now, if the public finds out you arc gay, forget it. You will be*a pervert of
gamy savor, your homes will be closed, etc. You can only win at this game if
you are white, male. Christian (OR Baptist), non-gay and over forty.
Cliange your name to (Mo) Lester Ripoff.
In the interest of the public outcry, I hope all you folk got out and voted
against the nuke. I know it didn 7 do any good. fjtfttJMtkW^'^ be ~^£ to
think "I told 'em so." in the miUisec before we're all blown away.
Isn't it interesting how conveniently the Mansfield Dam accident was timed?
So some of our more intelligent council folk could say "No one died at Harris-
burg. " Yes, true, but wait till you see the new line of humanoids our power
companies are designing to be released in a few years or nine months after
And how astounding that Mansfield caused a power failure in Northwest
Austin which then turned out hugely to vote FOR the nuke. Now, I'm not one
to throw innuendoes or bandy accusations, but HOW CONVENIENT.
How messy for the seven who died - for the Nuke.
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