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« Reply #330 on: March 18, 2016, 10:39:58 pm »

http://www.outsports.com/2016/3/18/11265204/atlanta-gay-super-bowl-religious-bill
3/18/16
NFL: Atlanta may lose Super Bowl if Georgia governor signs anti-gay religious bill

When the Georgia State Senate passed House Bill 757 earlier this week, opening the door to discrimination in the state, they took one step closer to losing business in the state, including the Super Bowl.

The bill, passed under the guise of protecting religious freedom, is designed to target LGBT people and organizations for the purpose of discrimination. It now goes to Gov. Nathan Deal for signature or veto. Salesforce has said it will look to move it's 15,000-person convention out of the state if the governor signs the bill.

Now the NFL is weighing in with a statement to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

"NFL policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness, and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other improper standard. Whether the laws and regulations of a state and local community are consistent with these policies would be one of many factors NFL owners may use to evaluate potential Super Bowl host sites."

Atlanta is one of the four finalists to host the Super Bowl in 2019 and 2020. The Atlanta Falcons have been embroiled in a controversy of their own this month after reports of coaches asking prospective players if they are gay.

Meanwhile, Falcons owner Arthur Blank has publicly opposed the bill:

"One of my bedrock values is ‘Include Everyone' and it's a principle we embrace and strive to live each and every day with my family and our associates, a vast majority of which live and work in Georgia. I strongly believe a diverse, inclusive and welcoming Georgia is critical to our citizens and the millions of visitors coming to enjoy all that our great state has to offer. House Bill 757 undermines these principles and would have long-lasting negative impact on our state and the people of Georgia."

The NFL has weighed in previously on its distaste for similar anti-LGBT bills in Arizona, Indiana and Texas.
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« Reply #331 on: March 28, 2016, 07:32:21 pm »

Georgia Governor Vetoes Religious Liberty Bill Protecting Pastors, Faith-Based Organizations

 The Southern Baptist-identifying governor of Georgia has vetoed a religious liberty bill that provided conscience protections for pastors and non-profit faith-based organizations, stating that there is no need for such legislation, and that the protections provided under the First Amendment are sufficient.

“As I’ve said before, I do not think we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia, of which I and my family have been a part for all of our lives,” Gov. Nathan Deal said during a press conference on Monday.

As previously reported, legislators recently combined H.B. 757, also known as the Pastor Protection Act, with S.B. 284, the First Amendment Defense Act of Georgia. The Pastor Protection Act unanimously passed the Georgia House, finding support among Democrats and Republicans alike.

“No minister of the gospel or cleric or religious practitioner ordained or authorized to solemnize marriages, perform rites, or administer sacraments according to the usages of the denomination … in violation of his or her right to free exercise of religion under the Constitution of this state or the United States,” it reads in part.

The First Amendment Act of Georgia mandates that “[g]overnment shall not take any discriminatory action against wholly or partially on the basis that such person believes, speaks or acts in accordance with a sincerely-held religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman or that sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.”

It also states that faith-based non-profit organizations cannot be forced to hire those whose beliefs and behaviors conflict with the entity, and that such organizations have a right to decline to host objectionable events.

Adjustments had been made to the proposal prior to passage, such as the notation that no person should be compelled to attend a same-sex ceremony.

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But Gov. Deal, who had already warned that he might veto the legislation, faced pressure from homosexual advocacy groups to reject the move. Additionally, according to reports, over 300 U.S. corporations and small businesses signed a petition in opposition of the bill. Microsoft, Google, Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola and Home Depot all claimed that the law would have an adverse affect on the economy.

On Monday, Deal said that he found the legislation unnecessary since Georgia does not have a public accommodations law like other states, and because he found the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to be sufficient.

“[The Founding Fathers] had previously proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence that man’s Creator had endowed all men ‘with certain unalienable rights,’ including ‘liberty,’ which embraces religious liberty,” he said. “They made it clear that those liberties were given by God and not by man’s government. Therefore, it was unnecessary to enumerate in statute or constitution what those liberties included.”

“If indeed our religious liberty is conferred by God and not by man-made government, we should heed the ‘hands-off’ admonition of the First Amendment to our Constitution,” the governor continued. “When legislative bodies attempt to do otherwise, the inclusions and omissions in their statutes can lead to discrimination, even though it may be unintentional. That is too great a risk to take.”

Deal expressed frustration with those who pressured him on both sides of the issue.

“Some of those in the religious community who support this bill have resorted to insults that question my moral convictions and my character. Some within the business community who oppose this bill have resorted to threats of withdrawing jobs from our state,” he said. “I do not respond well to insults or threats.”

“Georgia is a welcoming state filled with warm, friendly and loving people. Our cities and countryside are populated with people who worship God in a myriad of ways and in very diverse settings. Our people work side-by-side without regard to the color of our skin, or the religion we adhere to. We are working to make life better for our families and our communities. That is the character of Georgia. I intend to do my part to keep it that way,” Deal stated. “For that reason, I will veto HB 757.”

Deal attends First Baptist Church of Gainesville.

http://christiannews.net/2016/03/28/georgia-governor-vetoes-religious-liberty-bill-protecting-pastors-faith-based-organizations/
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« Reply #332 on: March 28, 2016, 08:58:12 pm »

Atlanta wants the Super Bowl in the 2019/2020 season in their new billion dollar stadium.
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« Reply #333 on: March 30, 2016, 03:31:38 pm »

Jesuit University Moves to Fire Conservative Professor Over His Political Views


Marquette University has moved to suspend and then fire Professor John McAdams for backing a student who tried to defend man-woman marriage when a leftist teaching assistant shut the student down.

In the fall of 2014, junior faculty member Cheryl Abbate told a student, who secretly recorded the exchange, that his defense of man-woman marriage was an unacceptable topic in her ethics class and compared his views to racism. She said, “You can have whatever opinions you want but I can tell you right now, in this class homophobic comments, racist comments, and sexist comments will not be tolerated.” And then she told the student he should drop the class.

On this very popular blog, Professor McAdams outed the incident and charged the teaching assistant with “using a tactic typical among liberals now. Opinions with which they disagree are not merely wrong, and are not to be argued against on their merits, but are deemed ‘offensive’ and need to be shut up.”

A firestorm ensued that pitted the academic freedom of McAdams against the leftist pieties of the officially “Catholic” institution.

The teaching assistant is said to have gotten mean emails, though she was hailed as a liberal hero and went on to a tenure track position at another university. McAdams was brought up on charges.

It was announced this week that a “diverse” faculty committee recommended to the university president that McAdams be suspended without pay from April 1 through the fall of 2016 and that he lose his job unless he admits “guilt” and apologized “within the next two weeks.” Specifically, the demand is “Your acknowledgement that your November 9, 2014, blog post was reckless and incompatible with the mission and values of Marquette University and you express deep regret for the harm suffered by our former graduate student and instructor, Ms. Abbate.”

The ever quotable and crusty McAdams compared the demand to the “Inquisition, in which victims who ‘confessed’ they had been consorting with Satan and spreading heresy would be spared execution.” He called the demand a violation of “black letter guarantees of academic freedom embodied in University statutes.”

He also charges the university president with dishonesty since the faculty panel did not require such an admission of guilt or an apology. McAdams said such a statement from him would amount to a “loyalty oath” and he says he will not submit.

He also referred to Marquette’s “Catholic mission” as nothing more than a “marketing gimmick.”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/03/30/university-moves-fire-conservative-professor-political-views/
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« Reply #334 on: March 30, 2016, 07:35:41 pm »

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/virginia-governor-vetoes-religious-protection-bill/ar-BBr7Tpa?ocid=spartandhp
Virginia governor vetoes religious protection bill
3/30/16

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have allowed ministers and others refuse to marry gay couples because of their religious beliefs.

McAuliffe, a Democrat, said the measure approved by the Republican-controlled legislature was unconstitutional and would drive business away from the state.

"Although couched as a 'religious freedom' bill, this legislation is nothing more than an attempt to stigmatize," he said in a statement.

The Republicans do not have enough votes in the state's General Assembly to override the veto.

The bill would have granted ministers and others empowered to wed people the right to deny marriage services to same-sex couples if performing them would violate their religious beliefs.

McAuliffe's move comes just days after Georgia's Republican governor said he would veto a similar bill after the measure drew national criticism..

Similar measures in states such as Indiana and Arkansas sparked criticism last year, forcing many lawmakers to retreat. North Carolina is also seeing protests over a new law that bars transgender people from choosing bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. (Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Fiona Ortiz)
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New Louisiana Governor to Rescind Predecessor’s Religious Liberty Executive Order

The new governor of Louisiana plans to rescind an executive order issued by former Gov. Bobby Jindal that provided religious liberty protections to objectors of same-sex “marriage.”
Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat and Roman Catholic, plans to make the move in the “near future,” according to his press secretary, and write his own order in its place.

“Governor Edwards will issue the executive order, but it is in the drafting stage,” Shauna Sanford, told Deadline. “As far as Jindal’s religious liberty order, the governor intends to rescind it in the near future.”

Jindal, also a Roman Catholic, had issued the order last May after legislators failed to pass a religious freedom bill, the “Marriage and Conscience Act,” which was struck down in a House committee 10-2.

“[I ]t is of preeminent importance that government take no adverse action against a person, wholly or partially, on the basis that such person acts in accordance with his religious belief that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman, but that this principle not be construed to authorize any act of discrimination,” it read in part.

“All departments, commissions, boards, agencies, and political subdivisions of the state are authorized and directed to comply with the restrictions placed upon government action in the Preservation of Religious Freedom Act and, including more specifically, on the basis that such person acts in accordance with his religious belief that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman,” the order continued.

Jindal also explained in a statement that the executive order would “prohibit the state from denying or revoking a tax exemption, tax deduction, contract, cooperative agreement, loan, professional license, certification, accreditation, or employment on the basis the person acts in accordance with a religious belief that marriage is between one man and one woman.”

Sanford told reporters this week that Edwards doesn’t believe residents should be forced to violate their convictions, but also believes that non-discrimination clauses are needed.
“In terms of what he will instruct the Attorney General’s office to do is follow the law. The governor does not want anyone to be forced to do anything they don’t want to do, within the confines of the law,” she said.

“He is going to rescind that order, as he mentioned months ago, and he is going to issue an executive order that state contractors have a non-discrimination clause because he does not believe that it is right for anyone to be discriminated against because of their race, their gender, their sexual orientation,” Sanford explained.

As previously reported, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed a religious liberty bill on Wednesday that would have provided protections to pastors and non-profit, faith-based organizations who object to same-sex nuptials.

http://christiannews.net/2016/04/01/new-louisiana-governor-to-rescind-predecessors-religious-liberty-executive-order/
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Bel Edwards defeated David Vitter for that governor election last year - Vitter was the Senator in 2007 that was exposed for the whole DC Madam scandal (which has caught up to Cruz now).

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Christian Couple Fined for Refusing to Allow Same-Sex Marriage at Their Bed and Breakfast

 A Christian Illinois couple has lost a lawsuit to a gay couple whose civil union ceremony they refused to hold at their bed and breakfast.
 
Jim and Beth Walder, owners of the Timber Creek Bed & Breakfast in Paxton, Illinois, were fined $80,000 by the Human Rights Commission for refusing to host the civil union of Todd and Mark Wathen in 2011, according to Christian Today.
 
When the Wathens contacted the Walders about having their ceremony at the bed and breakfast the Walders explained, "We will never host same-sex civil unions. We will never host same-sex weddings even if they become legal in Illinois. We believe homosexuality is wrong and unnatural based on what the Bible says about it. If this is discrimination, I guess we unfortunately discriminate.”
 
The Walders have also been ordered to pay $15,000 each to Mark and Todd Wathen, as well as $50,000 in attorney fees, and $1,218.35 in other costs.
 
Despite the fines, the Walders remain committed to their beliefs.
 
"In our opinion, neither the state of Illinois nor the U.S. Supreme Court has the authority to tamper with the definition of marriage. God alone created marriage and declared thousands of years ago that it was to be between a man and a woman. Not two men. Not two women," the couple stated.
 
Although the American Civil Liberties Union welcomed the ruling, the Walders say it shows that religious freedom is restricted in Illinois.

http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/christian-couple-refuses-to-host-same-sex-marriages-at-their-bed-and-breakfast.html
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Student Kicked Out of Preschool after Parents Refuse Same-Sex Education Course

 A 4-year-old student was reportedly kicked out of a preschool in Colorado after her parents questioned books about homosexuality that were read in class. Christian Today reports the child attended Montview Community Preschool and Kindergarten in Denver, but was dismissed when her parents requested that she be kept out of class discussions on homosexuality.
 
Montview Community Preschool had been reading aloud books on homosexuality as part of an anti-bias initiative.
 
The student’s mother, R.B. Sinclair argued that the children were too young to understand bias at four years old.
 
"I think at this age they don't know what bias is,” she said. “They could have kids from Mars and they would still play with each other. It's not that she isn't exposed to diversity, because it is the world we live in, but how are they having these conversations?"
 
Sinclair met with the school’s principal regarding the issue. Two days after the meeting, she received a letter stating that her daughter was “not a good fit” for Montview Community Preschool.
 
Boulder Valley School District director of early childhood education Kim Bloeman said that the materials were appropriate for the classroom.
 
"Biases start as kids get older and start to see differences as negative. At a young age, kids are exploring all different kinds of things. It's about just providing them with all these experiences,” she said.

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PayPal Boycotts U.S. State Over Human Rights but is Happy to Expand to Cuba
Let's make that ChePal.


More liberal hypocrisy is exposed as the layers of this story are peeled back.

As TruthRevolt reported on Tuesday, PayPal has decided that men's and women's restrooms are discriminatory to transgender individuals and therefore it won't expand business to the state of North Carolina because of the state law that prohibits people from using the bathroom of their opposite sex.

However, last month the online payment company was more than pleased to announce an expansion to that bastion for human rights, Cuba.

By the end of this year, PayPal hopes its global money transferring service called Xoom will be up and running in the communist country. DigitalTrends.com reports:

    While in Cuba, [PayPal president Dan] Schulman and executives from companies such as Priceline, Stripe, and Google’s parent company Alphabet met with Cuban entrepreneurs. Schulman attests the billions of dollars Cuba receives annually from remittances will be Xoom’s entry into the country. Remittances are money sent for goods, services or gifts, the basis of money transferring services such as PayPal’s Venmo and Western Union. Each year, Cuba receives $2 billion in remittances from the United States.

And get this: PayPal is so eager to do business with Cuba that they are lobbying its government and the U.S. Treasury Department to speed up the process so they can get in even sooner.

Also noting this Defcon-level hypocrisy is Michael Brown at Christian Post. He writes more about the North Carolina bill (HB2) and how PayPal has flip-flopped its decisions, exposing its political agenda (as if pining to be a part of a communist regime isn't bad enough):

    PayPal made its plans to open new offices in Charlotte many months before the Charlotte bathroom bill was passed in February (and subsequently overturned). In other words, six months ago or one year ago, when all the laws were exactly as they are today, PayPal was quite happy to do business in Charlotte.

    HB2 simply reversed a wrong-headed, potentially dangerous bill and put things back exactly as they were two months ago.

    This begs the question: If the current law, which is identical with previous statutes, is so bad, why was PayPal so eager to do business in Charlotte before? Why is today different than one year ago? And who was stopping PayPal from setting up whatever standards it wanted in its own buildings and among its own employees?

It seems the only entity this blatant dishonesty is lost on is PayPal itself:

 
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PayPal gets the hypocrite of the year award! This company says they’re not coming to North Carolina because the legislators and Gov. Pat McCrory have passed a law to protect women and children against sexual predators by not allowing men to use women’s restrooms and locker rooms.

Congressman Robert Pittenger made a great point yesterday: “PayPal does business in 25 countries where homosexual behavior is illegal, including 5 countries where the penalty is death, yet they objec... See More

Here is North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest telling PayPal not to let the door hit it on the way out:

    "If our action in keeping men out of women's bathrooms and showers protected the life of just one child or one woman from being molested or assaulted, then it was worth it. North Carolina will never put a price tag on the value of our children. They are precious and priceless. If a corporation wanting to do business in North Carolina does not see the worth of our children in the sam light, then I wish them well as they do business somewhere else."

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http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/20000-lesbians-attend-the-26th-annual-dinah-fest-in-palms-springs/
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20,000 Lesbians Attend The 26th Annual Dinah Fest In Palms Springs

"Every year at the end of March, 20,000 lesbians from around the world fly into the Californian desert for five days of debauchery, and I’m one of them", writes Arwa Mahdawi in the UK Guardian.


We have become a modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah, every bit as bad as the Roman empire in it’s last days. This is the culture that 8 years of the Obama administration have worked tirelessly to create.

“Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:” Romans 1:21,26 (KJV)

If you don’t think that we are living in times described in the Bible, think again. What else could you call a festival celebrating homosexuality that attracts over 20,000 lesbians to come and celebrate a week of debauchery? And that’s not being ‘judgmental’, debauchery is their term to describe their event.

“Every year at the end of March, 20,000 lesbians from around the world fly into the Californian desert for five days of debauchery, and I’m one of them”, writes Arwa Mahdawi in the UK Guardian. “It’s my second time at the Dinah, also known as the largest girl festival in the world. I’m staying at the Hilton in Palm Springs, which is hosting the famous Dinah pool parties, and the hotel feels like a homosexual harem.”

“It’s a surreal experience: for a few days the world is turned upside down, the minority is suddenly the majority. Everywhere you look, lesbians are smiling, drinking, dancing, kissing. There are a few men around – staff working the event and guys who have been dragged along by lesbian friends – but they are hard to spot. It’s basically entirely queer women in attendance.”

Do you wonder why America is under judgment? We have become a modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah, every bit as bad as the Roman empire in it’s last days. This is the culture that 8 years of the Obama administration have worked tirelessly to create.

“For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring themout, and drink them.” Psalm 75:8 (KJV)

Why does God allow this? Because He is letting our national ‘cup’ fill to the full, and when full, will raise up a foreign nation to bring us to our knees. That’s exactly how it happened in the Bible, and that’s exactly how America’s end will come.

Count on it.

“Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.” Luke 17:28,28 (KJV)
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Franklin Graham: 'PayPal Gets Hypocrite of the Year Award' for Boycotting North Carolina over Transgender Bathroom Bill

 The Rev. Franklin Graham has said that PayPal deserves “the hypocrite of the year award” for its refusal to expand its business to Charlotte, North Carolina after the state passed a controversial transgender bathroom bill.
 
The Blaze reports that Graham criticized the company in a Facebook post, stating that although PayPal refused to do business in Charlotte, North Carolina because of the new law preventing transgender individuals from using the bathroom of their choice, the company conducts business in many countries where homosexuality and transgenderism is severely persecuted.
 
“Congressman Robert Pittenger made a great point yesterday: ‘PayPal does business in 25 countries where homosexual behavior is illegal, including 5 countries where the penalty is death, yet they object to the North Carolina legislature overturning a misguided ordinance about letting men in to the women’s bathroom? Perhaps PayPal would like to try and clarify this seemingly very hypocritical position,’” Graham wrote on his Facebook page.
 
Graham went on to say that PayPal does business in Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, and soon will be expanding to Cuba. All of these countries have persecuted homesexuals and transgenders, said Graham, including arresting them and subjecting them to torture and execution.
 
“PayPal only agreed to come to Charlotte in the first place after holding out for millions in corporate incentives,” Graham wrote, continuing to call the company out on their hypocrisy.

“And under the current law that they are so strongly protesting, PayPal could have chosen their own corporate bathroom policies.”
 
North Carolina’s Gov. Pat McCrory and those who support the new law see it as a measure to protect women and children from sexual predators, but opponents of the bill say it discriminates against the LGBT community.
 
“H.B. 2 was motivated by an intent to treat LGBT people differently, and worse, than other people, including by stripping them of the protections afforded by the City of Charlotte’s Ordinance and precluding any local government from taking action to protect LGBT people against discrimination,” stated a lawsuit being brought against the law by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Once in the shadows, gay police now out and proud

The six officers huddled inside Officer Preston Horton’s small Northampton apartment, where he had put out some snacks, coffee, and soda.

They had been drawn there by a news article in which Horton had asked for police officers like him to get in touch in order to create a support group.
 
Now they were at the first meeting of the New England Gay Officers Action League and they were terrified.

Stacey Simmons, then a 24-year-old Connecticut state trooper, feared she had been followed by internal affairs officers and kept getting out of her seat to peek out the window.

“I was petrified,” she recalled. “I thought they were going to find out I had gone to this meeting and confront me and fire me.”

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Louisiana governor signs order protecting LGBT rights
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(Reuters) - Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed an anti-discrimination order on Wednesday protecting the rights of gay and transgender people, aligning his state on the liberal side of a political divide playing out across the U.S. South.

The Democrat's executive order also protects state employees against discrimination based on other criteria including race, religion, disability or age. It bans state agencies from discrimination, while offering an exemption for churches and religious organizations.

Edwards followed previous Democratic Louisiana Governors Edwin Edwards and Kathleen Blanco in signing such an order as there is no state law protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people from employment discrimination, the governor's office said in a statement.

"This order is the first time Louisiana has explicitly recognized the equal rights of transgender people, and is a strong stand against bigotry," the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana said in a statement.

Edwards' order rescinded one signed by his immediate predecessor, Bobby Jindal, a Republican and former 2016 presidential contender, that was part of a movement in some states that seeks to limit same-sex marriage rights in the name of religious freedom and the ability of transgender people to choose which public restrooms they may use.

Edwards said his order was good for business.

"The previous administration's executive (order) I am rescinding was meant to serve a narrow political agenda," he said. "It does nothing but divide our state and force the business community, from Louisiana's smallest businesses to large corporations like IBM, to strongly oppose it."

A number of measures have pitted equality rights against religious freedoms in state legislatures across the South and other regions.

Laws curtailing LGBT rights have faced criticism from corporate, entertainment and sports leaders, especially a North Carolina law that bars transgender people from using public bathrooms that do not match the sex on their birth certificates.

Deutsche Bank and PayPal Holdings have frozen or canceled job-creating investments in North Carolina. Rockers Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr canceled concerts there.

Legislators in Oklahoma and South Carolina recently introduced bills curtailing transgender bathroom rights, and Mississippi now allows businesses to deny wedding services to same-sex couples.

Similar transgender bills are pending in Kentucky and Tennessee plus Midwestern states Illinois, Minnesota and Missouri, the ACLU said. It added that 17 states banned discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Louisiana gov.‘s executive order allows state to punish Christians over gay ‘weddings’: family leader

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has signed an executive order that critics say will open the floodgates for discrimination lawsuits to be filed against businesses and will prevent people of faith from freely exercising their religion.

The order, which was signed yesterday, adds “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” alongside such immutable characteristics as race, sex, and national origin in the state's anti-discrimination policy. All firms that accept state contracts must adopt a similar policy.

“We are fortunate enough to live in a state that is rich with diversity,” said Gov. Edwards on Wednesday. “We do not discriminate based on our disagreements.” unless you are a Christian

Edwards, a Democrat, rescinded an executive order enacted by former Gov. Bobby Jindal last May, which prohibits the state from taking any “adverse action” against any person or business who acts on a belief “that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman.”

Gov. Jindal penned the “Marriage and Conscience” order just hours after state legislators, including many Republicans, defeated a similar bill introduced by State Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Bossier City.

Gov. Edwards ripped his predecessor's action, saying it did “nothing but divide our state” and “goes against everything we stand for – unity, acceptance, and opportunity for all.”

His own “executive order respects the religious beliefs of our people,” and “signals to the rest of the country that discrimination is not a Louisiana value,” Gov. Edwards said.

State family leaders said the order moved the state backwards and placed it out-of-step with other states, like Mississippi, where Gov. Phil Bryant just signed a law granting broad religious protections for business owners who do not wish to take part in a same-sex “wedding” ceremony.

“Ironically, while other states are seeking to protect people of faith, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards seems to be using his executive power to silence those same people of faith,” said Gene Mills, president of the Louisiana Family Forum.

LFF said the order “introduces sexual politics into the workplace” and calls the religious exemption “extremely narrow.”

"Nowhere in Louisiana law (or the executive order) is a legal definition provided for the newly protected categories," Mills added.

Gov. Edwards, who promised to rescind Jindal's executive order last December, highlighted support from business leaders and filmmakers upon rolling out his decision on Wednesday.

The previous order “sanctions unfair discrimination and prevents growth in Louisiana’s creative economy,” said Lampton Enochs, CEO of Moonbot Studios, which won an Oscar for Best Animated Short in 2012. It produces a wide range of materials aimed at children.

“A welcoming and fair workplace is not only the right thing to do, but is good for business,” agreed Rev. Lindy Broderick, the executive vice president of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, who is also a deacon at a United Methodist church in Shreveport.

A coalition of corporate and entertainment leaders, such as Disney Studios, have threatened to boycott other states considering religious conscience legislation.

However, individuals and small business owners with deeply held traditional beliefs about sexuality – including photographers, bakers, and elderly florists – across the nation have faced crushing fines and government sanctions for refusing to take part in a ceremony that violated their religion.

Last year, Richard and Betty Odgaard closed Görtz Haus Gallery in Grimes, Iowa, after being the target of complaints that they would not host a homosexual ceremony in their chapel.

In 2014, Robert and Cynthia Gifford closed the part of their business that involved hosting weddings after being forced to pay a $13,000 settlement for refusing to host a lesbian ceremony on their New York property.

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Good for this person! Hell is NOT temporary, nor is there some "parole" at some point, nor is there "time served for good behavior" - it is BURNING ETERNAL!

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Gay North Carolina waitress receives bible verse instead of tip

A waitress from North Carolina claims she was left a bible verse instead of a tip earlier this week.

Alexandra Judd was working at Zada Janes in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday, when she claims that two patrons left her a bible verse on the tip line of their bill instead of cash — followed by a note at the bottom that says "praying for you."

The customer wrote "Leviticus 20:13," which reads, "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."

Judd, who is gay, posted a censored photo of the bill to Facebook, which blocked out the customer's name and credit card info.

"I don't care what anyone says," Judd wrote on Facebook, "this is the most disrespectful thing you can do. Don't pray for me darling, I have everything I could possibly want and need in my life."
 
Judd explained to the NY Daily News that the two women at the table asked for their bill to be split, one of them left a tip, the other left the note.

"I never thought people would discriminate against my sexuality that way," Judd told the Daily News.

Prior to the bill being dropped off, Judd also says that the women were being rude to her.

"They just wouldn't talk to me, wouldn't answer my questions," she told to the Daily News. "They were really off, it was just rude."

The incident comes just weeks after Gov. Pat McCrory signed a law that erases previous discrimination protections on LGBT residents and forces transgender people to use the bathroom designated by the sex on their birth certificate.

The law has received a lot of backlash in recent weeks, especially from the entertainment world, as everyone from Ringo Starr to Cirque du Soleil have cancelled events in the state in protest.
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Good for this person! Hell is NOT temporary, nor is there some "parole" at some point, nor is there "time served for good behavior" - it is BURNING ETERNAL!

http://mashable.com/2016/04/16/waitress-tip-bible-verse/#sfescSul_mqh
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Gay North Carolina waitress receives bible verse instead of tip

A waitress from North Carolina claims she was left a bible verse instead of a tip earlier this week.

Alexandra Judd was working at Zada Janes in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday, when she claims that two patrons left her a bible verse on the tip line of their bill instead of cash — followed by a note at the bottom that says "praying for you."

The customer wrote "Leviticus 20:13," which reads, "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."

Judd, who is gay, posted a censored photo of the bill to Facebook, which blocked out the customer's name and credit card info.

"I don't care what anyone says," Judd wrote on Facebook, "this is the most disrespectful thing you can do. Don't pray for me darling, I have everything I could possibly want and need in my life."
 
Judd explained to the NY Daily News that the two women at the table asked for their bill to be split, one of them left a tip, the other left the note.

"I never thought people would discriminate against my sexuality that way," Judd told the Daily News.

Prior to the bill being dropped off, Judd also says that the women were being rude to her.

"They just wouldn't talk to me, wouldn't answer my questions," she told to the Daily News. "They were really off, it was just rude."

The incident comes just weeks after Gov. Pat McCrory signed a law that erases previous discrimination protections on LGBT residents and forces transgender people to use the bathroom designated by the sex on their birth certificate.

The law has received a lot of backlash in recent weeks, especially from the entertainment world, as everyone from Ringo Starr to Cirque du Soleil have cancelled events in the state in protest.

I think this story is 100% fake. How did the two woman know this waitress was a sodomite? Every time a story like this pops up it turns out to be a hoax.
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« Reply #350 on: April 16, 2016, 10:12:27 pm »

Read inside the link - this sodomite waitress posted this on her social media site.
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« Reply #351 on: April 16, 2016, 10:16:10 pm »

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/gay-waitress-n-receives-bible-lecture-tip-article-1.2603118

Here's the initial source, from the NY Daily News.
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« Reply #352 on: April 16, 2016, 10:23:24 pm »

Read inside the link - this sodomite waitress posted this on her social media site.

ok, it still does not explain how the two people knew she was gay. I think the story is BS and she made it up.

EXACTLY the same story


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Thank you, Mark, for the clarification - I guess that's why they call Satan the prince of the power of the air, which in our current day is the so-called "mainstream media".
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http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/abcs-once-upon-a-time-features-wizard-of-ozs-dorothy-in-lesbian-kiss/

ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ Features Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy in Lesbian Kiss

Once Upon a Time is a fairy tale adaptation utilizing favorite Disney characters in a modern-day setting. When it debuted in 2011 it was called "the most family-friendly drama on any broadcast network in the past ten years" and Common Sense Media rates it for children 12 and up. So naturally, with its family-friendly 8pm Sunday night time slot, it attracts younger viewers and parents who still think of Disney as wholesome.

4/21/16

ABC’s Once Upon a Time aired a lesbian kiss last night to much fanfare and excitement from the LGBT crowd and producers who said its inclusion in a show popular with kids was “important.”

“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:” Romans 1:26 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Bible says that lesbianisn is not only a sin, but that it goes against the very course of nature itself. God says it is a ‘vile affection’. So why is a show like Once Upon A Time, a show marketed to children, now promoting graphic lesbianism? Because these are the end times, and the tide of darkness and evil is rising until the cup is filled. God will have the last word.

Once Upon a Time is a fairy tale adaptation utilizing favorite Disney characters in a modern-day setting. When it debuted in 2011 it was called “the most family-friendly drama on any broadcast network in the past ten years” and Common Sense Media rates it for children 12 and up. So naturally, with its family-friendly 8pm Sunday night time slot, it attracts younger viewers and parents who still think of Disney as wholesome.

Alas, we know that Disney has not been wholesome for years and once again they are purposefully pushing a gay agenda. Once Upon a Time‘s executive producers have said their gay advocacy is “important to do” and something that needs to be “normalized,” not “marginalized.” Last year, when announcing the storyline was coming, they said, “It’s [an LGBT relationship] something we think is due and important to do on the show. This is the world we live in.” But then they became uncomfortable with the hype the news was receiving, saying, “[T]he more we talk about it, the more does it seem marginalized as opposed to normalized.”

Last night the lesbian kiss finally happened in the episode “Ruby Slippers” and, perhaps in a nod to friends of Dorothy, it was Dorothy and Ruby who shared “true love’s kiss.” The producers repeated the mantra “love is love,” and again admitted that their goal was to normalize and push gay relationships “as a part of every day life.”


Picking up in the wake of Ruby and Mulan (Jamie Chung) searching out the former’s wolf pack, the duo come across Dorothy in Oz, where they then team up to take down the recently returned Wicked Witch (Rebecca Mader). Unfortunately, Zelena places Dorothy in a sleeping curse, which leads Ruby to the Underworld in a bid to save her. As it has several times before on the show, the spell is broken by true love’s kiss — in this case, it’s Ruby who brings Dorothy back.

“True love’s kiss has been a staple of this show since the beginning,” executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis say. “This past Sunday’s episode was just another example of how in a fairy tale, as in life, love is love.” …

Though the moment has been highly anticipated all season, the producers have always maintained that the couple’s love story would be no different from what the series has showcased with Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) or Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and Hook (Colin O’Donoghue); nor would the hour featuring the reveal be a “very special episode,” likely the reason behind the lack of targeted promotion ahead of Sunday’s episode. “Our goal is to make it as we see it in the real world, just as normal and as a part of every day life as it should be,” Horowitz previously told EW.

It’s no wonder that gays continue to be over represented in the media and thus in the public’s minds when you have show producers wanting people – especially kids – to think it’s normal and every day life. But it’s just another Hollywood fairy tale. source
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Gay Lawmaker: You May Be Denied Federal Programs for Aiding Religious Freedom

An openly gay Missouri state representative told a Farm Bureau staff member that her support for a pro-marriage amendment to the state constitution could result in a loss of federal subsidies to her organization and to the state’s farmers.

The pro-marriage amendment is intended to protect religious leaders and wedding vendors who support marriage — and who oppose single-sex marriage — from legal retaliation.



“There’s no room in public policy for elected officials issuing threats to constituent groups,” said Ryan Johnson, president of Missouri Alliance for Freedom, in a statement to Breitbart News. “I hope that as the debate on religious liberty continues in Missouri we won’t see any future instances of such behavior.”

Senate Joint Resolution 39 passed the Missouri state senate last month along party lines after Democrats held a 39-hour filibuster against the measure. It next moved to the Missouri House’s Emerging Issues Committee, chaired by Republican state Rep. Elijah Haahr. Approval of the measure would place the issue on the ballot for Missourians to vote on themselves.

During a hearing of the Emerging Issues Committee, state Rep. Mike Colona (D) — who reportedly identified himself as the only openly gay member of the state legislature — said the following to Ashley McDonald, state legislative affairs director of Missouri Farm Bureau:

    I don’t know other states that have attempted to do this by amending the constitution. But, are you aware — what is it Mississippi just passed something like this? A little more draconian than this. But, the Department of Education is now investigating them and whether or not they have religiously protected themselves into discriminating and whether or not to withhold education funds.

    I was told, and I don’t know if it’s true or not, that farmers get a lot of federal subsidies. Is there any fear that if we do something like this, that the next thing you know the Department of A is going to knock on the door and say, “Wait a minute, you might not be eligible for all these subsidies because of what this constitutional amendment does.”

When McDonald responded that she had not heard of what Colona described, he pressed:

    Well, I have to be honest, this is something new that I heard last night. It was relevant to the discussion… What I wanted to toss out there is that… because your membership is very active and, sometimes my constituents vote against their best interests all the time. But, it’s something that should be put out there. We’re talking about opening the door for litigation, for employee on employer suits. Some of the best applicants… the ability to retain them or even recruit them. What we haven’t talked about is whether or not we would put any of our federal dollars at risk by doing this… I think that should be part of the discussion. Maybe the only inquiry that would come back would be, “Sorry… we’ll take all your money,” or maybe not. But it is something we should talk about.

“It’s rare that you get such a blatant example of government threat and coercion aimed at a constituent group caught on tape,” a Missouri-based campaign consultant tells Breitbart News. “Rep. Colona’s threat was clear: Missouri’s largest rural public policy organization must fall in line with persecuting religious minorities on behalf of the gay lobby or they can expect retribution from Rep. Colona’s friends in the Obama administration.”

“It was disgraceful and Rep. Colona should apologize,” the consultant added.

The measure is defined as follows:

    Submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment to article I of the Constitution of Missouri, by adding thereto one new section relating to the protection of certain religious organizations and individuals from being penalized by the state because of their sincere religious beliefs or practices concerning marriage between two persons of the same sex.

Colona also told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Wednesday that the state House might be amending the bill since the Senate approved it.

“Depending on the day, depending on the hour, we either have just enough votes or just not enough votes,” Colona said about proposed amendments. “It’s been very fluid.”

He added there were a “couple of amendments floating around out there.”

“Those issues and the underlying constitutional amendment itself are being lobbied so heavily by both sides that it’s hard for the members to commit one way or another,” Colona said.

Chairman Haahr, however, said he would like to see the measure move forward as is.

“I’m leaning toward supporting the bill in its current form, but I’ve said from the beginning, I have a membership of 12 committee members, and it’s a majority vote,” he said. “I’m not going to force them to go one way or the other. They get to vet the bill and they get to decide whether or not they think it should be amended, passed or voted down.”

Once the proposal passes the Emerging Issues Committee, it will travel to at least one more committee before landing on the state House floor. If the House adds amendment(s), the new version would need to be sent to a House-Senate conference committee.

Breitbart News reached out for comment to both Colona and McDonald, but neither responded to the request.

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Students denied access to LGBT resource websites

The Sioux Falls School District’s internet filter carries an anti-LGBT bias, students say.

Students are barred from accessing LGBT resource sites such as “It Gets Better” and “GLADD” on district devices according to Roosevelt High School senior and former city council candidate Briggs Warren.

Students who try to reach these sites are met with a large exclamation point under bold red letters reading, “access denied.”

“It’s just being denied about who you are and that it’s just not OK,” said Tristen Bly, a sophomore at New Technology High School. “You feel like you don’t belong.”

At the same time, conservative sites such as the Family Resource Council and Focus on the Family are accessible, meaning that students are able to reach sites projecting negative views of homosexuality but not those with positive views.

Bly called the lack of access to sites aimed at helping LGBT students “discriminatory.”

“It would be very similar if you were to block a black rights movement website or any other type or major rights movement,” Bly said.

School internet filters come from two companies, which sift through the millions of sites online and divide them into categories. The district then decides which categories to wholly or partially block, according to Bob Jensen, director of assessment, technology and information services for the district.

“Very rarely have we run across where there is a site that is blocked that shouldn’t have been blocked,” Jensen said, adding, “We’re going to err on the side of being more strict than being more lenient.”

Many of the filtered categories are obvious. Sites with pornography, gambling or instructions on how to make a bomb are blocked from student access.

It’s the “sexual orientation” category that Bly’s mother Kirsten LaRocca is concerned about.

“As a parent, obviously you want the school system to block out things that are inappropriate, but blocking out websites that may help a teenager this age maybe have some answers to questions … I agree with (Bly) … it’s another form of discrimination,” LaRocca said.

Warren expressed additional concern that the “access denied” page could be harmful to students searching for resources.

“To have this denied to you, it would make you start to wonder, ‘OK, so, is there something wrong here? Is this a bad thing for me to be thinking about?’” Warren said.

LGBT youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers, according to The Trevor Project, a suicide hotline specific to gay and questioning youth. This makes the blocked sites all the more troubling, according to ACLU executive director Heather Smith.

“Schools that block these resources, intentionally or otherwise, are sending a message that being gay, bisexual or transgender is wrong or shameful,” Smith said in a statement.

Many LGBT youth rely on a sense of community to combat suicide and depression, according to Ashley Joubert-Gaddis, director of operations for the Sioux Falls Center for Equality.

“If they don’t have access to finding those communities or information on how to find those communities, then it’s very dangerous,” Joubert-Gaddis said.

The district has unblocked some sites that provide resources to LGBT students, Jensen said, but the sites can only be unblocked if someone within the districts brings them to his attention.

Students do not have a way to anonymously fill out a form to request a site be unblocked. They would be able to speak with a teacher or administrator and have them request the site be accessible, Jensen said.

However, for a student coming to terms with his or her sexuality, speaking to a teacher may be too much to ask, Warren said, adding that many students may not know that teachers can request access to specific sites.

He doesn’t think the lack of access is “malicious” on the part of the district.

“I believe that their intentions are good, and they’re just trying to do the best they can,” Warren said. “But at some point it becomes either they’re lazy (or) they’re being negligent. They’re just not being proactive.”

And regardless of the intent, Warren added, that “access denied” can be just as damaging for students.
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Missouri State boots student over Christian belief about ‘gays’

Missouri State University has joined a growing number of government institutions that punish Christians for their biblical view of marriage and homosexual relationships, dismissing a student from a counseling program for expressing concern about counseling same-sex duos, according to a new lawsuit.

WND has documented the legal punishment of photographers, florists, bakers and others for upholding the Christian definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Now a lawsuit alleges Missouri State officials have punished former counseling student Andrew Cash for his support of traditional marriage.

The lawsuit from the Thomas More Society alleges the discrimination was carried out by Missouri State governors Peter Hofherr, Joe Carmichael, Stephen Hoven, Carrie Tergin, Beverly Miller, Gregory Spears, Kendall Seal, Tyree Lewis, Gabrial Gore and Virginia Fry, as well as President Clifton Smart III, Internship Coordinator Kristi Perryman, Tamara Arthaud, the head of the counseling department, and Angela Anderson, a faculty member.

Cash, according to the lawsuit, “was targeted and punished for expressing his Christian worldview regarding a hypothetical situation concerning whether he would provide counseling services to a gay/homosexual couple.”

“Since he did not give the ‘correct’ answer required by his counseling instructors, he was considered unsuitable for counseling and terminated from the program,” the lawsuit alleges.

All counselors have personal opinions, and when a conflict arises with a potential patient, it’s common to refer the patient to another counselor.

However, even that option is being denied Cash, according to the lawsuit.

A university spokeswoman told WND, “We do not comment on pending litigation.”

Then she commented, “We do not discriminate based on religion or any other protected classes.”

The law firm explains Cash was dismissed from his Master of Science in counseling program after “expressing concern over counseling same-sex couples due to his religious views.”

“His suit claims that he is unable to be a counselor and suffers daily emotional grief and pain. He is also seeking MSU to reinstate him in his [program] with safeguards so that he can earn his degree.”

Cash was a student “in excellent standing and nearing the completing of his degree” when he was removed, the complaint explains.

“Traditionally, universities have been places for freedom of thought, expression, and religion,” said Tom Olp, executive director for the Thomas More Society. “Yet we see Missouri State University has betrayed long-held values of academic freedom by denying educational opportunity to Mr. Cash on the basis of his deeply held religious beliefs. We are working to correct the denial to freedom of expression and freedom of religion he experienced at MSU.”

Cash was fulfilling a requirement for 240 hours with clients, working with the school-approved Springfield Marriage and Family Institute, when “it became known to his academic adviser that Cash would not counsel a gay couple with regards to their relationship,” the legal team said.

“He expressed that he would be happy to counsel gay individuals on any other matter – for instance, depression or anxiety – and would be glad to refer them to a counselor better fit to advise on same-sex relationship matters. Suddenly, the school determined SMFI was no longer considered an appropriate location for a school internship due to ‘ethical concerns,'” the Thomas More Society said.

Further, school officials abruptly demanded he re-do some coursework he already had completed. They canceled the 51 clinical hours he had completed at the location approved by the school and demanded, essentially, that he change his beliefs.

The lawsuit explains Perryman “told plaintiff that he could not hold these views, which she deemed to be unethical, and which, she asserted, contradicted the American Counseling Association’s code of ethics.”

“Perryman … directed plaintiff not to return to his internship at SMFI, the internship that she had approved just three months before,” the lawsuit says.

She also said she would require the correct response from him to an article titled “Implications for Refusing to Counseling (sic) Homosexual Relationships” as a condition of his continuing.

The school officials then colluded to refuse him permission to continue his schooling, the lawsuit contends.

Even though he had a GPA of 3.81, was in good standing with the school and held a clean record, Cash “was called into a meeting with the department head and the dean of the college of education and was informed he was being removed.”

The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, contends: “Plaintiff passed the National Counselor Exam, the NCE, and all he needed to graduate was to finish his internship hours, finish his seminar paper, and take comps. He was very close to realizing his dream to become a counsel, a dream that has now been dashed.”

Further, the Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance “determined that although it was inconclusive that religious discrimination had occurred, that … Perryman’s personal feelings about this experience were the catalyst for plaintiff’s dismissal.”

Still the school refused to correct the situation, the lawsuit says.

The case alleges school officials violated his First Amendment right to freedom of expression then retaliated against him.

“Defendants … compelled plaintiff to advocate and speak in favor of ideas which are not his own, thereby depriving plaintiff of his clearly established rights to freedom of speech and expression secured by the First Amendment,” the lawyers outline.

As a result, the complaint contends, “irreparable harm” was done.

The lawsuit seeks punitive damages and the restoration of Cash’s standing in the counseling program so he can continue working toward a degree.

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Obama slaps ‘Scarlet T’ on Christian colleges

The Department of Education, under the leadership of Barack Obama, whose pro-homosexual agenda has been unparalleled, has launched a website critics say is dedicated to the “shaming” of Christian colleges that follow biblical principles rather than a leftist social agenda.

“It looks like the Department of Education got a new boss: the Human Rights Campaign,” wrote Family Research Council President Tony Perkins in a Washington Update commentary this week.

Perkins, referring to the leading “gay”-rights group, was spotlighting what he called a “shame list” posted online by the Department of Education of colleges that have sought exemptions to Title IX requirements that provide special treatment to transgenders.

Perkins points out that Congress approved an exemption to certain requirements for faith-based educational institutions well before Obama “started strong-arming the education system to adopt his radical views of ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity.'”

In short, Obama tried to force schools to embrace “gender-free bathrooms and sports teams,” the commentary explains.

Using Title IX as their premise, DOE officials are insisting that “no person … shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

There was a surge in requests for exemptions from colleges when Obama “decided to interpret” the law to require special accommodations for “transgenders,” he wrote.

“Although it’s none of the HRC’s business, the organization has made a point of sticking its nose in the First Amendment debate blazing through college campuses,” Perkins said. “Like most pockets of society, the clash between religious freedom and sexuality has landed on the doorstep of higher education, which is especially problematic for schools with a conservative worldview.”

He continued, “Late last week, the groups coaxed the Department of Education to expose the hundreds of universities with a ‘Shame List’ of anyone who asked to be excused from an ideology that the American College of Pediatricians calls ‘child abuse.'”

It was HRC President Chad Griffin who praised the DOE for responding to his group’s demands for “greater transparency.”

The “shame list” already has generated negative responses to the schools defending their First Amendment rights.

In Denver, KDVR television reported Chris Scott, “who was born a woman but now identifies as a man,” launched a diatribe against a Christian school.

“It is just religious bullies,” Scott told the station. “That’s not the Christian way because God said you should love your neighbor as you love yourself.”

Perkins’ commentary noted it’s not the only way HRC is trying to undermine those who follow biblical principles.

“Hoping to heap pressure on the schools, HRC tried to lean on the NCAA to do its bidding. If the sports association would ‘divest from all religious-based campuses’ like the groups wanted, then more colleges might reconsider. Sound familiar? It should. These are the very same tactics the LGBT lobby is using in places like North Carolina and Mississippi to demand special privileges (which also happen to be wildly unpopular and unsafe).”

Perkins wrote: “The bottom line is this: No one should have to get a waiver to exercise their First Amendment rights! The fact that the government is even using these intimidation tactics is cause for congressional action.”

He noted Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., called out the “bullying” by the Obama administration on the Senate floor.

“The Department of Education has been bullying schools to comply with policies that simply do not have the force of law,” Lankford said. “If the president won’t rein in his education officials, then Congress must.”

The government’s website posts publicly all of the correspondence with the colleges regarding the issue.

And it prominently posts a link on how to file a complaint.

The authors of the website also try to cast the schools in a negative light. For example, the DOE authors said an exemption is appropriate if students and faculty are required to espouse “the religion of the organization by which it claims to be controlled.”

At a website published by the American Family Association, the HRC efforts to have the DOE “out” the colleges were outlined.

“The group argued that students have a right to know which schools have been ‘granted the legal right to discriminate against them,'” it said.

The report included a comment from John Jackson of William Jessup University in Rocklin, California, one of the institutions targeted by the DOE.

“We’re committed to biblical authority and we’re committed to teaching in a God-honoring environment,” he said. “At the federal level, the Department of Education has become increasingly aggressive in some areas of human sexuality – and then also the sanctity of life.”

At the Red Alert Politics blog, Rebecca Downs noted more than 200 schools have been granted exemptions, with more applications pending.

Those schools now are being targeted by groups like Campus Pride, the blog noted.

“Religion-based bigotry is careless and life-threatening,” contended Campus Pride in a website statement.

The DOE admitted that it gave in to “public demand” to create its “shame list.”

It said in a statement: “We at the Department of Education vigorously enforce Title IX’s prohibition against discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity, in every applicable school. We are committed to protecting every student Congress gave us jurisdiction to protect, to the fullest extent of the law. However, Congress did exempt from Title IX’s protection institutions that are controlled by religious organizations, to the extent that Title IX conflicts with their religious tenets. Due to exceptional public demand for more information on this topic, we are posting documents related to this on our website to provide transparency around this issue.”

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