New LGBT Protection Law Criminalizing Believers?


Well now that DOMA has been stricken by the Supreme Court adding judicial fiat to tell Americans to accept homosexuality even if it is against their Christian morals has begun to impinge on American-Christians’ Religious Freedom. In Conservative Texas the city of San Antonio has passed a city law adding more Civil Rights for homosexuals while simultaneously CRIMINALIZING the right for Christians to speak against the Bible-defined abomination we call homosexuality.

 

JRH 9/20/13 (Hat Tip: Solid Snake)

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VIDEO: New LGBT Protection Law Criminalizing Believers?

 

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Published Sep 18, 2013

Seriously, just lighten up…


Criminalizing Christianity

Should Biblically-minded Christians just lighten up and go about their merry way by looking the other way relating to Homosexual Activism and Left Wing Secular Humanism? I mean this is the modern world and the Living Constitution advocates state culture is ever evolving; thus Christian Morality and Christian cultural morays are outdated in this new age of tolerance and diversity, right?

 

Even if it is the minority stand, I say that is a bunch of Leftist green-bull-pie propaganda attempting to denigrate Jesus Christ the Son of God and Savior of humankind.

 

Below is Dr. Gary L. Cass showing that Christians do not have to be in submission to moral depravity as defined by the Word of God.

 

JRH 9/10/13

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Seriously, just lighten up…

 

By Dr. Gary L. Cass

September 5, 2013

DefendChristians.org

 

I recently had a conversation with a church-going friend who was helping me with a home remodeling project. He mentioned that we needed to go to Home Depot in order to get some supplies. I replied that I didn’t frequent Home Depot because I didn’t like their politics. He asked what I meant, to which I responded that they promote the homosexual agenda to children. My church-going friend looked at me and said “You need to lighten up.”

 

Is this true? Should Christians be indifferent to the homosexual agenda? Or are homosexual activists a real threat to our faith, liberties and our children?

 

With the newest Supreme Court decision denying hearings on California’s Proposition 8, the amendment that defined marriage as between one man and one woman, religious liberties are under attack in the state. As predicted, homosexual activists are seeking to legitimize their sinful behavior by forcing Christian businesses to participate in their faux marriages.

 

Recently Defend Christians was contacted by a Christian businessman who was approached by a homosexual “couple” wanting to use the Christian’s privately owned facilities to conduct a wedding. His property has multiple uses, one of which includes a wedding venue. This wedding business brings in around $400,000 a year.

 

After referring this businessman to a Christian attorney, the businessman decided to close the wedding business down. The respected attorney informed the businessman that he had two choices: accommodate homosexuals or get sued for discrimination and then be forced to accommodate homosexuals AND pay damages. The only other option was to get out of the wedding business altogether. So, rather than participate in homosexual marriages, this Christian decided to close down his lucrative business in order to protect his conscience.

 

In Oregon, a bakery owned by a Christian couple recently shut its doors after it was threatened with a lawsuit for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. Melissa and Aaron Klein, owners of “Sweet Cakes” bakery in Gresham, Oregon were the victims of an economic war when homosexual activists harassed and badgered their business for months. The business also came under investigation by Oregon state officials for violating the Equality Act of 2007 which states that people cannot be denied services due to their sexual orientation.

 

Below is a list of similar attacks on Christian businesses and even churches who have been forced to either compromise or to stop offering any kind of wedding services. Some have even been fined for not participating in illicit homosexual marriage.

 

o   Vermont 2005: The Christian owners of the Wildflower Inn were sued for refusing to host a homosexual wedding. In a settlement, owners ended up paying the homosexual couple $30,000 and agreeing to no longer host any weddings at their inn.

 

o   New Mexico 2006: Elane Photography declined to photograph a homosexual civil union ceremony. The company was sued under the state’s anti-discrimination laws. A judge held the company in violation. The New Mexico Supreme Court upheld this ruling last month.

 

o   Hawaii 2012: A same-sex couple from California sued a Hawaiian bed and breakfast privately owned by a Christian woman for not allowing them to rent a room. A recent ruling held that the bed and breakfast violated the state public accommodations law and was ordered to stop discriminating against same-sex couples.

 

o   Illinois 2011: Another bed and breakfast in Alton, privately owned by a Christian couple, was sued when they would not host a same-sex civil union ceremony.

 

o   Kentucky 2012: A T-shirt company, Hands On Originals, was approached by the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization about printing shirts for the group. When they politely declined, referring the organization to another t-shirt company instead, they were promptly sued by the group under Lexington’s anti-discriminatory laws.

 

o   New Jersey 2008: A Methodist church was sued for not offering its facility for use during same-sex weddings. A judge ruled against the church.

 

o   Massachusetts, Washington, D.C. and Illinois 2011: Catholic Charities was prohibited from assisting in adoptions and excluded from future state contracts because it declined to consider same-sex couples.

 

o   Washington 2013: A lawsuit was brought against a florist by the state for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex marriage. The florist, Barronelle Stutzman, simply said “I could not do it because of my relationship with Jesus Christ.”

 

 

So, was my church-going friend right? Do Christians just need to lighten up?

 

 

I believe that this is a true threat that Christians must be serious about. Are you prepared to answer when someone asks you why are a “bigot” or “unloving”?

 

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The Death of Religious Liberty?


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A Eugene Delgaudio email inspired me to write “The Left Destroying America Inside Out”. Consider that post as a very long introduction to the Delgaudio email.

 

Delgaudio writes about religious intolerance toward Christianity in America. He actually provides examples of how the execution of stealthy criminalization of Christianity is here – NOW – in America.

 

JRH 7/25/13

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The Death of Religious Liberty?

 

Protect Religious Liberty Directive Banner

 

By Eugene Delgaudio

Sent: 7/23/2013 1:22 PM

Sent from Public Advocate of the United States

 

“Knock, knock.”

You look out your window and standing at your front door are a dozen police officers there to hand-cuff you and whisk you off to jail.

Your crime?

You host daily prayer meetings with friends and family members at your home.

And for not seeking government “permission,” you’re sentenced to 60 days in jail, given three years probation and face over $12,000 in fines.

A nightmare for God-fearing folks like you and me, the scenario I just described to you already happened in Phoenix, Arizona to Michael Salman.

Salman, a committed husband and a father of six, had his home raided by 12 police officers and was taken to jail for hosting daily prayer meetings without first asking the government for “permission.”

John, this could soon be the reality for EVERY Christian-based business, church, private school and non-profit organization in the country — unless I can count on your IMMEDIATE ACTION.

That’s why it’s critical you sign the “Protect Religious Liberty” Directive to your U.S. Senators and Representative IMMEDIATELY.

I’ll give you the link to sign the Directive in just a moment, but first let me explain the secular Left’s all-out assault on Religious Liberty in America.

Make no mistake, the ultimate goal of the radical Left is a secular America where Religious Liberty no longer exists.

And any business owner or organization that operates on Christian values will be told to SHUT UP, FALL IN LINE — or else.

Operate a private school and refuse to indoctrinate children with homosexual, left-wing propaganda? Run a foster care and adoption service and refuse to place children with same-sex “couples?”

Open a faith-based healthcare clinic and refuse to give out abortion-inducing drugs or contraceptives?

If the secular Left gets their way, any one of these scenarios would be grounds for forcing you to close your doors and shut down your business.

That’s why your action today is so critical.

Will you stand up and fight for our traditional American values by signing your “Protect Religious Liberty” Directive IMMEDIATELY?

The really bad news is, it’s already taking place in cities and states all across the country.

Take the story of New Mexico wedding photographer Elaine Huguenin.

Huguenin, a photographer who operated a Christian-based business, was fined $7,000 by the New Mexico Human Rights Commission for refusing to photograph a homosexual “wedding” because it violated her religious beliefs.

And this isn’t an isolated incidence.

There’s stories of wedding cake bakers, T-shirt makers, bed and breakfast owners, pastry shops, restaurant owners, schools, churches, and religious institutions being threatened by radical Left-Wing activists and government bureaucrats to be shut down all because they run a Christian-based business or organization.

If you agree that it’s critical you and I stand up and defend our Religious Liberty, please sign your “Protect Religious Liberty” Directive IMMEDIATELY.

Of course, the secular left loves to hide behind innocent-sounding words and phrases like “equality,” “fairness,” and equal rights.”

But you and I both know their real agenda is much deeper and darker, and it has nothing to do with “acceptance” of their perverse “lifestyle.”

Instead, their ultimate goal is to DESTROY Religious Liberty and outright BAN the free exercise of our Christian Faith as individuals.

And this goes far beyond just forcing you and I to “accept” their Left-Wing view of “marriage.” In fact, homosexual “marriage” is just one part of their broader conspiracy to gut our right to express our Faith freely.

The truth is, radical Leftists flat-out HATE the traditional Christian values that made America the freest, most prosperous nation in the world.

That’s why they’ve launched an all-out war to not only ban Religious Liberty, but to also punish Christians who dare exercise their Faith as individuals.

That’s why signing your “Protect Religious Liberty” Directive is so critical.

My hope is to generate a FLOOD of Directives from good folks like you all over the country to help me prove to members of Congress that they vote for the Radical Leftists’ attempt to DESTROY our religious liberty at their own peril.

I’ve been in politics long enough to know that’s the one way to send a message in Washington, D.C. — make DEAD sure politicians understand their reelections are at stake.

To send that message loud and clear, I’m going to have to ramp up all of Public Advocate’s efforts.

In the next few weeks, my hope is to contact up to eight million Americans nationwide via mail and email, working the blogs and the talk radio lines, writing op-eds, and running hard-hitting newspaper, radio, internet and TV ads.

You and I both know many God-fearing, decent Americans who just don’t understand the stakes.

After all, the Radical Left loves to hide behind innocent-sounding slogans like “equality” and “equal rights.”

But if you and I don’t alert the majority of Americans who believe in religious liberty to the dangerous threat we face, it’s good folks like you and me who are going to pay the price for their agenda with our freedom!

So please — in addition to your signed Directive — I must ask you to make your most generous contribution TODAY to help me FIGHT BACK against the Radical Leftists’ onslaught.

I don’t know what you can afford. Perhaps you can give $250 or $100 to this fight. Perhaps all you can do is $50, $35 or even just $20 or $10.

Whatever you can do it will make a tremendous difference.

I believe you and I do have the numbers to beat back the left-wing attempt to DESTROY Religious Liberty and force their perverse Left-Wing values on every man, woman and child in America — if we can mobilize in time.

But that depends on you.

So please sign your “Protect Religious Liberty” Directive, and make your most generous contribution of $250, $100, $50, $35 or even $20 or $10 TODAY.

Please don’t lay this letter aside.

Don’t tell yourself “I’ll just get to it later.” Please act at once to Protect Religious Liberty!

For the Family,

HON. EUGENE DELGAUDIO
President, Public Advocate of the United States

 

P.S. The Radical Left is going all out to SHUT me and you up, DESTROY Religious Liberty and hand left-wing social engineers the power to force this perverse “lifestyle” on every man, woman and child in America.

And with President Obama in the White House, Democrats dominating the Senate, and the GOP House getting steamrolled at every turn, I’m afraid they may just succeed.

That’s why it’s critical you sign your “Protect Religious Liberty” Directive, and rush it back to me along with your most generous contribution of $250, $100, $50, $35 or even $20 or $10 IMMEDIATELY!

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SlantRight Editor: The links sending you to sign the directive is good so I am excerpting the “whereas” portions. Be sure to go the link to sign your name. After signing your name you will be transferred to a site that offers you the ability to donate. It is a good cause but I wouldn’t feel any pressure. (Hint – If you feel real generous you can always support SlantRight 2.0 as well. J)

 

Protect Religious Liberty Directive to:

My U.S. Senators and Representative

 

Whereas:   The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees and protects the Religious Liberty of the American people; and

 

Whereas:   The radical Left is going all-out to DESTROY Religious Liberty and outright BAN the free exercise of our Christian Faith as individuals; and

 

Whereas:   All across the country, Christian-based businesses, schools, healthcare clinics, and non-profit organizations are facing the threat of being shut down for practicing their Faith and values; and

 

Whereas:   Every American — regardless of their religion — should have the right to worship and practice their religion without fear of fines or imprisonment.

 

Therefore: I urge you to vote against ANY and ALL attempts to ban or infringe upon the Religious Liberty of the American people.

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Validate Homosexuality – Look for the Plains of Sodom


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John R. Houk

© July 2, 2013

 

Yesterday I posted an exposé from a pro-Catholic and traditional morality Vlog site called ChurchMilitantTV about a closet homosexual lobby within the Vatican itself. Homosexuality spoken about was actually a problem that has plagued the Catholic Church for some time. That moral plague is predator Priests enticing and/or forcing minor boys to have sex with them. The crime of pedophilia is an act that most Americans find disgustingly abhorrent that a man would defile a male child in such a cruel fashion. In Christianity the Clergy of Catholics, Protestants and Eastern Orthodox Churches are supposed to be a paradigm of morality as established by the Holy Scriptures.

 

Indeed Christian-hating Leftists and homosexual activists have gone to great lengths to exploit this small lobby contagion of homosexuals within the Catholic Church as hypocrites. These Christian-haters use Pedophile Priests as a good reason to nullify the morality of Christianity to be replaced by Moral Relativity.

 

Leftists and homosexual activists of course are quite selective in heaping Christian-hating epithets at the Roman Catholic Church. These same Christian-haters will turn around and heap praise on Protestant Denominations that have invalidated Biblical Morality to grasp at Moral Relativity. I found a Wikipedia table diagram of Churches that are accepting of homosexuality in four categories: membership, Ordination, blessing same-sex unions and marrying same-sex couples. I am uncertain on how up to date the diagram is. Below is a list of mainline Protestant Denominations from that list that are accepting of homosexuality regardless of the Word of God condemning the vulgar lifestyle:

 

Christian Church-Disciples of Christ:

 

1)    Membership  

 

Reformed Church in America

 

1)    Membership

 

Episcopal Church

 

1)    Membership

 

2)   Ordination

 

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America-ELCA

 

1)    Membership

 

2)   Ordination

 

Presbyterian Church USA

 

1)    Membership

 

2)   Ordination

 

Religious Society of Friends-Quakers  

 

1)    Membership

 

United Church of Christ-UCC

 

1)    Membership

 

2)   Ordination

 

3)   Same-Sex Unions

 

The United Methodist Church (UMC) was not on that Wikipedia table diagram; however the UMC is amenable to homosexual membership while condemning the homosexual lifestyle. Also the UMC will probably formerly accept ordination and same-sex marriage because both aspects exist even though UMC rules says no to both.

 

If I missed any Denominations that have tossed out the Bible when it comes to homosexuality I am confident someone will point it out to me.

 

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) recently drove America further into Moral Relativity and away from Biblical Morality by destroying the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that mandated that marriage is a union between a man and a woman. Then SCOTUS overturned the will of California State voters by essentially affirming a District Court ruling in California that Proposition 8 – which like DOMA declared marriage a union between a man and a woman – was unconstitutional. SCOTUS said the legal team defending Proposition 8 had no standing in Court because it was a private organization doing the California State government’s job. Of course old Governor Moonbeam and the State legislation are dominated by Christian-Morality-Hating Democrats; thus the State government refused to defend the will of the California State voters.

 

I am rehashing the SCOTUS anti-Christian activism in the last near hundred years over the Original Intent of the Constitution because now further moral degradation will be in America’s future. The pedophilia in the Roman Catholic Church could become legalized as the next step in Moral Relativity. If America becomes propagandized into totally accepting the moral depravity of homosexuality, Man/Boy sexual relations will not be far behind in the legal acceptance in the rule of law.

 

After Moral Relativism mandates Man/Boy NAMBLA style acceptance of sexual relationships then it will be illegal in the USA for the majority Roman Catholic hierarchy to discipline pederast Priests that will claim those boys voluntarily engaged in sex with adult Priests. Incidents described in this article will longer be scandalous.

 

Italian investigators have opened an inquiry into claims by a convicted paedophile priest that an underage prostitution ring has been operating inside the Holy Roman Church with clergymen hiring rentboys for sex inside churches.

 

Don Patrizio Poggi, 46, told Italian authorities that a former Carabinieri pimped boys for nine clergymen.

 

Poggi, who served a five-year sentence for abusing teenage boys while he was a parish priest at the San Filippo Neri church in Rome, said he made the allegations to “protect the Holy Church and the Christian community.”

 

The boys were chosen because they were starving and desperate, he claimed, according to Il Messaggero newspaper.

 

The former policeman used to recruit the boys, mostly eastern European immigrants, outside a gay bar named Twink near Rome’s Termini train station. He reportedly sat in his Fiat Panda – marked “Emergency Blood” to avoid parking fines – to make his selection.

 

He was helped in the recruitment process by a friend who ran a modelling agency. He lured underage boys into prostitution through “false work offers for modelling and acting roles”, Poggi said.

 

The agent also looked for rentboys at gay discos, saunas and gyms across Rome. An accountant was also said to be involved.

 

The boys were paid 150-500 (£130-£425) to perform sex acts in church premises across the capital.

 

Poggi also accused the former Carabinieri of selling consecrated hosts for satanic rites.

 

Poggi reportedly presented documentary and photographic evidence to police in the company of two senior Vatican clergymen who vouched for his credibility.

 

Poggi identified the nine clergymen, including two senior church officials and a religion lecturer. Three people have been placed under formal investigation.

 

The allegations were rejected by the Vatican. Cardinal Agostino Vallini, head of the Catholic Vicariate of Rome, said the priest made false claims out of a desire for vengeance and personal resentment.

 

The Vatican refused to reinstate Poggi after he served his term.

 

“The cardinal expresses his full confidence in the magistracy and declares himself full convinced that this slander will be demolished, demonstrating Poggi’s claims to be untrue,” Vallini said.

 

“God will hold everyone accountable for their deeds.” (Vatican Rentboy and Satanism Claims Revealed by Paedophile Priest Don Patrizio Poggi; By Umberto Bacchi; IBT; 6/27/13 11:35 AM GMT)

 

And check this out from Leftist website Right Wing Watch. The irony is the post is meant as an indictment against Conservatives and Biblical Morality yet the article is informative of the path SCOTUS is taking Christianity in America.

 

Gary Bauer is joining other anti-gay activists in warning that they should prepare to face jail time as a result of gay rights victories at the Supreme Court. In the Washington Times today, Bauer claims that people who oppose same-sex marriage will “find themselves in court” and religious people may soon be “fined or jailed” because of their views.

 

The ultimate goal of homosexual-rights activists is not to legalize same-sex marriage. Rather, it is to silence those who disagree with them and, if necessary, to throw them in jail. In a world in which the biblical viewpoint of marriage is demonized, it does not take a constitutional scholar to predict that soon those who hold that view will find themselves in court.

How did we get to the point where homosexual-rights activists would be clamoring to redefine society’s oldest and most reliable institution and people of faith would be worried about being fined or jailed for teaching their faith?

A lot had to happen, and it’s not all the left’s fault. It took the breakdown of traditional marriage. It took churches deciding that they could accommodate the homosexual culture or ignore it altogether. It took businesses placing their bottom lines ahead of morality. It took politicians who assured voters on the campaign trail that they would protect marriage and then did nothing to keep their promises once they arrived in Washington.

As a society, we have lost the understanding of what marriage is and what the consequences will be if we redefine it. Nobody has the right to redefine marriage. Doing so ignores research that makes clear that children do best when raised by a mother and a father. Nobody has the right to force children to grow up without the unique contributions that a mother and a father provide.

 

Not to be outdone, Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily claims the Supreme Court may take away Christians’ right to vote:

 

Now where do we go from here?

What’s next?

It’s obvious, isn’t it?

The Supreme Court virtually declared an open season on those with whom the 5-4 majority disagree.

We are no longer relevant. What we think no longer counts. We are, after all, bigots who only want to demean homosexuals.

So when does the persecution begin?

When are we stripped of our citizen status, the right to vote, the right to bear arms and other constitutionally guaranteed liberties? Isn’t that next?

If not, why not?

It was just 10 years ago to the day of this decision that the Supreme Court issued another sweeping ruling in the Lawrence v. Texas case. It struck down anti-sodomy laws in that state and, effectively, across the country.

Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in his dissent in that case that the ruling would inevitably lead to same-sex marriage and polygamy. The cultural establishment scoffed at that opinion. It mocked Scalia. Why?

Because only 10 years ago, the notion of same-sex marriage was practically unheard of. It was a laughable proposition.

That’s how quickly the 6,000-year-old institution of marriage was officially and arbitrarily redefined with the imprimatur of five high priests and priestesses wearing black robes.

Will it take another 10 years for the retribution against marriage defenders to begin? I doubt it. My guess is the plans are already being drafted.

As for me and my house, however, we will continue to serve the Lord – the author of marriage and everything else. (Bauer: Anti-Gay Activists May Be Thrown in Jail Following DOMA; Posted by Brian Tashman; Right Wing Watch; 6/27/2013 12:30 pm)

 

Be sure to thank SCOTUS, Leftists and Homosexual Activists when Christianity becomes illegal or speaking Biblical Truths places a Christian in jail and American society devolves into a land like the Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah.

 

JRH 7/2/13 (Hat Tip: Solid Snake)

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The Coming Criminalization of Christianity


John R. Houk

© August 1, 2012

 

If Obama is reelected YOU can look forward to the criminalization of Christianity as it nearly is now in the United Kingdom.

 

Check out this video about British Christians who are actually penalized by courts or job place for their faith.

 

Wake-up and look out America!

 

VIDEO: Britain’s War on Christianity: America’s Future Fight? …

 

 

JRH 8/1/12 (Hat Tip: Vicki)

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