Category Archives: LGBT

Chechnya’s Army Plagued By Gay Men

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GROSNY, Chechnya (The Adobo Chronicles, Moscow Bureau) – Amid reports that the government of Chechnya has established the first concentration camp since the Holocaust, reports indicate that its army ranks include hundreds of closeted gay men.

Chechnya’s modern-day concentration camp was designated for gay men. Homosexuality is outlawed in this independent country within the Russian Federation.

An investigative report conducted by The Adobo Chronicles revealed that almost one in ten soldiers in the Chechnyan army is gay. Secretly of course.

We had assumed that their motivation to join the army was to escape persecution. But to our surprise, most gay men we talked to said that they love wearing the army uniform, especially the fabulous headdress ( see photo).

Perhaps this is what we can call a modern-day gay plague, and it has hit the Chechnyan army.

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San Francisco’s Gay Men Hit Hard By Down Economy

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SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Gay men living in San Francisco have been hit hard by the economic downturn and are striving hard to cope.

It’s not only housing rent that’s skyrocketed in this City by the Bay. The cost of everything — from groceries to gas ⛽️ have become very prohibitive.  Even fabric, to the dismay of the highly-fashionable community.

But as always, gay men find ways to weather the storm, boldly but surely.

Walking the streets of Castro, the gay district, one will notice a growing number of gay men wearing “crop top” t-shirts, a new fashion trend that uses minimal fabric (see photo).

It’s time to scan your closets and rip up (or down) your favorite t-shirts.

It’s the economy, stupid!

What The Bible Says About Left-Handed People Like Manny Pacquiao

img_9272MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Boxer-turned-Senator Manny Pacquiao recently made headlines when he used the Bible to argue in favor of the reinstatement of the death penalty and against men dressing like women or women dressing like men.

But what does the Bible say about a south paw like Pacquiao?

The Hebrew Bible mentions left-handed people on three occasions: the story of Ehud’s assassination of the Moabite king (Judges 3:12–30), the 700 Benjamites who could use the sling with deadly accuracy (Judges 20:16) and the two-dozen ambidextrous warriors who came to support David in Hebron (1 Chronicles 12:2). All of these stories of left-handed people in the Bible appear in military contexts, and, curiously, all involve members of the tribe of Benjamin.

But Bible readers know that left-handed people are less favored by God.

We  know that Jesus Christ sits  to the “right hand of the Father.”

We also know that on judgment day, the Son of Man will separate the good from the evil — the good to His right and the evil to his left:

‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ (Matthew 25:31–36)

And when Moses parted the Red Sea to deliver the Israelites from the pursuing Egyptians, we can only assume he used his dominant hand — his right — which also held his wooden staff.

Despite what the Bible says, The Adobo Chronicles does not believe that God discriminates against left-handed people, so Pacquiao should not discriminate against LGBTs and those who do not agree with his religious opinions.