Baby Humboldt penguin has two daddies!

Jun 8, 2009 Full story: lotusopening.blogspot.com 58

Z and Vielpunkt, two male Humboldt penguins at Germany's Bremerhaven Zoo, are the proud new parents of a healthy penguin chick.

"Another couple threw the egg out of their batch. We picked it up and put it in the nest of the gay penguins," veterinarian Joachim Schöne told the German newspaper Bild of the pair's entry into parenthood. Z and Vielpunkt faithfully cared for their adopted egg for more than a month; in late April it hatched. Since then, they've been taking care of their chick around the clock; it's still too young to feed itself, so the dads feed him fish mash, Schöne explained.

"Since the chick arrived, they have been behaving just as you would expect a heterosexual couple to do," the zoo said in a statement.

The Bremerhaven Zoo's same-sex penguin couples (there are three such pairs in residence there, all males) first made news back in 2005,....

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#21 Jun 14, 2009
Sheila HTS wrote:
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There is a total lack of balance. This forum is designed to be about Huntington, WV news topics that are imprtant to the citizens here. Instead, we have turned into the person poster for Belizerealtor's homosexual agenda. The fact that someone found this thread on a gay news site says it all. If enough of us protest his stories by posting for his resignation, hopefully the owners of this site will remove his "editing" ability.
It was important enough for you to post the first comment, which included a question about the story. I think you didn't like the answer much, and that is why you've taken another approach?

BTW, have you heard from your gay son? The one you "proudly" disowned as you've posted elsewhere? It seems to me that your problem with the topic is quite personally important to you.

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#22 Jun 14, 2009
Sheila HTS wrote:
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There is a total lack of balance. This forum is designed to be about Huntington, WV news topics that are imprtant to the citizens here. Instead, we have turned into the person poster for Belizerealtor's homosexual agenda. The fact that someone found this thread on a gay news site says it all. If enough of us protest his stories by posting for his resignation, hopefully the owners of this site will remove his "editing" ability.
And the other whiner is heard from. Just as with the other annoyance, the answer really is so simple, even you should have been bright enough to figure it ourt for yourself. If you want "balance" brought to your local forum, bring it yourself. All you need to do is register with the site and sign up to be an editor. Instead of b*thching about someone who is actually doing something to bring stories to local readers (you were interested in it because you replied to it), do something yourself.
Sheila HTS

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#23 Jun 14, 2009
Dasein9 wrote:
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Oh, grow up, already! You needn't impede others' having conversations that interest them just because they don't interest you. The solution is simple and has been provided more than once on this thread already.
What interest do you have in Huntington, WV?

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#24 Jun 14, 2009
Sheila HTS wrote:
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What interest do you have in Huntington, WV?
Apparently more than you do. Two people have offered you the way that YOU can actually show an interest in Huntington WV, by registering to the site and volunteering to become an editor for its forum, but you've done neither. I guess you're happier with your allegedly unfair status quo and whining about it than actually doing something about it...
Sheila HTS

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#25 Jun 14, 2009
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>Apparently more than you do. Two people have offered you the way that YOU can actually show an interest in Huntington WV, by registering to the site and volunteering to become an editor for its forum, but you've done neither. I guess you're happier with your allegedly unfair status quo and whining about it than actually doing something about it...
My time is already taken by working agains homosexual, same-sex marriage. I read this forum in an effor to keep an open mind and keep up with the news.

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#26 Jun 14, 2009
Sheila HTS wrote:
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My time is already taken by working agains homosexual, same-sex marriage.
Ah yes, wife, mother, business woman, crazed homophobe with an ugly agenda, they do say that a woman's work is never done. So, I guess it's probably a good thing that you turned out to be such a miserable excuse for a "mother", it does free up so much more time for all that ugly hate in your heart. But you do realize that being so busy, busy, busy means that you're just going to have to quit whining and learn to accept the news which appears on the Huntington forum, since you don't have the time to offer yourself.[QUOTE who=Sheila HTS"] I read this forum in an effor to keep an open mind[/QUOTE]Let me be the first to tell you, this hasn't gone to well for you thus far, I've seen better evidence of open minds among people with swastika tattoos, crowds at a cross burning and even among poisonous reptiles, but you just keep trying, it may work someday.
Sheila HTS wrote:
and keep up with the news.
I can see why it would be disappointing to you to keep finding news which so disagrees with your seriously ugly world view, but like I aid, if you're not going to do it yourself, you're just going to have to learn to live with it...

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#27 Jun 15, 2009
And remember, there may be young people reading these threads who are unsure and fearful about their emerging sexuality. They need to know that not everyone is like Sheila and the other fundies and haters. There is place for you in this world, you do not need to deny who you are, and there is nothing wrong with you.
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#28 Jun 15, 2009
Sheila HTS wrote:
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What interest do you have in Huntington, WV?
What interest do you have in gay penguins?

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#29 Jun 16, 2009
This thread made me curious about penguins, and I found the following story that is also interesting:

Gay penguins expelled from zoo colony for stealing eggs are given their own to look after following animal rights protest

By Caroline Graham
Created 3:01 PM on 15th December 2008

A pair of gay penguins thrown out of their zoo colony for repeatedly stealing eggs have been given some of their own to look after following a protest by animal rights groups.

Last month the birds were segregated after they were caught placing stones at the feet of parents before waddling away with their eggs.

But angry visitors to Polar Land in Harbin, northern China, complained it wasn't fair to stop the couple from becoming surrogate fathers and urged zoo bosses to give them a chance.

In response, zookeepers gave the pair two eggs laid by an inexperienced first-time mother.

'We decided to give them two eggs from another couple whose hatching ability had been poor and they've turned out to be the best parents in the whole zoo,' said one of the keepers.

'It's very encouraging and if this works out well we will try to arrange for them to become real parents themselves with artificial insemination.'

Wildlife experts at the park explain that despite being gay the three-year-old male birds are still driven by an urge to be fathers.

'One of the responsibilities of being a male adult is looking after the eggs. Despite the fact that they can't have eggs naturally, it does not take away their biological drive to be a parent,' said one.

One campaigner who did not want to be named welcomed the move and said:'It wasn't fair to stop them becoming parents and keep them apart from all the other birds just because of the way nature has made them.'

Last month zookeepers said the couple were removed from the group not because of discrimination, but so as not to disturb the colony during hatching time.
Sheila HTS

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#30 Jul 11, 2009
Look! http://www.ktvu.com/news/20021701/detail.html

The gay penguin has turned straight! Here is proof that homosexuality is a choice. Put the right woman in front of a "gay" man and watch him leave go for it. I hope my son is inspired by this.
Sheila HTS

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#31 Jul 11, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.-- The San Francisco Zoo’s popular same-sex penguin couple has broken up.

Male Magellan penguins Harry and Pepper have been together since 2003. The pair nested together and even incubated an egg laid by another penguin in 2008, but their relationship hit the rocks earlier this year when a female penguin, Linda, befriended Harry after her long-time companion died.

This did not go over well with Pepper, who became violent. The three penguins were separated for some time following the fight.

"They have been doing okay since,” said Zookeeper Jennifer Katz.“They have been getting along okay. But Pepper is by himself now, so we are keeping an eye on the three of them."

On Friday they appeared to be back on good terms, as they were re-introduced back into their enclosure.

Zookeepers say Harry and Linda are happy and were able to successfully nest this year.
Sheila HTS

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#32 Jul 11, 2009
Wonder what Madison and Sergio have to say about this story?
Sheila HTS

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#33 Jul 12, 2009
Many of you will be happy to know that I have e-mailed this story to my son. I also asked him to share it with the man that he sins with and offered to pay for both of them to have a subscription to an online heterosexual dating service. I will even cover the expense of their first few dates with women. If a penguin can find the right road, so can people. I encourage all of you to give this article to known homosexuals so they may see the light of hope from their prison cell of a life.

“What's this bit for, then?”

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#34 Jul 12, 2009
Sheila HTS wrote:
Many of you will be happy to know that I have e-mailed this story to my son. I also asked him to share it with the man that he sins with and offered to pay for both of them to have a subscription to an online heterosexual dating service. I will even cover the expense of their first few dates with women. If a penguin can find the right road, so can people. I encourage all of you to give this article to known homosexuals so they may see the light of hope from their prison cell of a life.
No, many of us consider you to be the ultimate obscenity, a mother who will persecute and harrass her own flesh and blood because of an archaic, outdated and fundamentally incorrect belief

you are utterly beneath contempt. If I were to meet you face to face I would spit in your eye

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#35 Jul 12, 2009
Sheila HTS wrote:
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Speaking as one of your known homosexuals, what would make me happy is that in spite all of your ugliness and your hate that your son still finds a way in his heart of forgiving you. It's sadly clear that you know not what you do from the darkness in which you have imprisoned your soul.
Sheila HTS

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#36 Jul 12, 2009
Viktor Renquist wrote:
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No, many of us consider you to be the ultimate obscenity, a mother who will persecute and harrass her own flesh and blood because of an archaic, outdated and fundamentally incorrect belief
you are utterly beneath contempt. If I were to meet you face to face I would spit in your eye
Let's talk about the implications of this article. Homosexuality is a choice. Show me genetic proof.

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#37 Jul 12, 2009
Sheila HTS wrote:
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Let's talk about the implications of this article. Homosexuality is a choice. Show me genetic proof.
you didnt quite grasp the import of what I was saying

YOU REJECTED YOUR CHILD

that is beneath contempt

you are utterly repugnant and not a normal human being by any classification

If I were to meet you, I would spit in your eye

you are VILE

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#38 Jul 12, 2009
Sheila HTS wrote:
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Let's talk about the implications of this article. Homosexuality is a choice. Show me genetic proof.
Okay, we'll try to ignore the reality that you've chosen to hate and disown your own son over your choice of readings of a book and talk about the implications of the article. I don't suppose it ever crossed what you try and pass off as your mind that Harry is a bisexual penguin and that if Linda were somehow out of the picture, it would be Harry and Pepper all over again? Rather than having "seen the light", he's merely experimenting with the heterosexual side of his nature? Of course not, just as with the Bible, you're merely reading what you have chosen to read from this article and putting your own bigoted spin on it...

Like I said before, I hope that your son can turn the other cheek and find it in his heart to forgive you.

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#39 Jul 12, 2009
Sheila HTS wrote:
Many of you will be happy to know that I have e-mailed this story to my son. I also asked him to share it with the man that he sins with and offered to pay for both of them to have a subscription to an online heterosexual dating service. I will even cover the expense of their first few dates with women. If a penguin can find the right road, so can people. I encourage all of you to give this article to known homosexuals so they may see the light of hope from their prison cell of a life.
you are a poor example of motherhood.

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#40 Jul 12, 2009
patricialynn wrote:
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you are a poor example of motherhood.
She's a wacko. Ignore her.

btw, I lived in West Virginia for awhile and it's the GAYEST place I've ever been !

:)

I had the BEST time of my life there, the couple of years I lived in West Virginia !

:)

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