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« Reply #360 on: May 07, 2016, 02:13:55 pm »

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Roy Moore suspended from office: Alabama chief justice faces removal over gay marriage stance

For the second time in his career, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore faces charges before the Alabama Court of the Judiciary and potential removal from office.

Until that court hears and rules on those charges, Moore will be suspended with pay from his position atop the state's highest court.

On Friday, the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission forwarded charges to the commission, accusing the chief justice of violating judicial ethics in his opposition to same-sex marriage.

Despite a ruling by a federal judge in Mobile making same-sex marriage legal in Alabama last year, and in the face of a United States Supreme Court ruling last year making its legality the law of the land, Moore instructed probate judges throughout Alabama to ignore those higher courts and to refuse to issue licenses to same-sex couples.



Moore's actions led the Southern Poverty Law Center to file complaints with the commission, which acts much in the same way as a grand jury. When it receives a complaint, the commission investigates and decides whether to forward charges to the Alabama Court of the Judiciary.

The process remains secret unless charges are made, as happened Friday evening. Unless Moore reaches a settlement, he will be tried before that court.

On Friday evening, SPLC President Richard Cohen said that Moore has disgraced his office and should be removed.

"He is such an egomaniac and such a religious zealot that he thinks he can ignore court orders with impunity," Cohen said. "For the sake of our state, he should be kicked out of office."

This is the second time Moore has faced such charges. In 2003, the Court of the Judiciary removed Moore from office after he installed a washing machine-sized monument of the Ten Commandments in the state judicial building in Montgomery. Moore refused a federal court order to remove the monument, leading to his removal from the state's highest court. 

His obstinance this time, though, is worse, Cohen said. 

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‘Drag Queen’ Ambrosia Starling Among Activists Pushing for Removal of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore

A male entertainer who presents himself as a woman is cited as being among those pushing for the removal of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, also known as the Ten Commandments judge.

As previously reported, Moore was suspended from the bench last week and now faces possible removal after the homosexual advocacy groups Southern Poverty Law Center, People for the American Way, the Human Rights Campaign, and a drag queen who goes by the name Ambrosia Starling, pressed the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) to take action against Moore for his defense of marriage in the state.

“The JIC has chosen to listen to people like Ambrosia Starling, a professed transvestite, and other gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals, as well as organizations which support their agenda,” Moore said in a statement on Friday. “We intend to fight this agenda vigorously and expect to prevail.”

According to reports, Starling has participated in and hosted a number of public protests against Moore, including those calling for his removal. He told reporters this past week that he views his drag attire as “armor” to “do battle” for the community.

“As an entertainer, I look at my drag as the armor that I put on to go out and do battle for my community,” Starling said. “I feel like it’s time to put on a public face for my community and get everyone’s attention to what’s important, not only to me but to the community. This is how I do it.”

Moore had mentioned Starling last month in remarking about the complaints that had been lodged to the JIC by homosexual activist groups.

“This person (Starling) and some of the people around her, would have been said to have a mental disorder-gender identity disorder according to the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association,” he said.

Starling characterized Moore as a “bully” on Saturday in speaking with AL.com, which asked him about Moore citing Starling as being among the activists seeking to have him removed.

“Every bully cries hardest when he’s been punched in the nose,” he said.

HISTORY OF THE CASE

As previously reported, in 2013, two lesbians in the state sued Gov. Robert Bentley, Attorney General Luther Strange and Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis—among others—in an attempt to overturn Alabama’s marriage amendment after one of the women was denied from adopting the other woman’s child.

In January 2015, U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade ruled in favor of the women, prompting Moore to send a memo to probate judges throughout the state, advising that they are not required to issue “marriage” licenses to same-sex couples as he believed that Grenade’s ruling only applied to the two women.

“[N]othing in the orders of Judge Grenadae requires Alabama probate judges to issue marriage licenses that are illegal in Alabama,” he wrote. “Pursuant to … the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Alabama probate judges are not subject to those orders because the probate judges are not parties or associated with any party in those cases.”

“[T]he injunction and the stay or the lifting thereof can only apply to the sole defendant, the Alabama attorney general,” Moore said. “I urge you to uphold and support the Alabama Constitution and the Constitution of the United States to the best of your ability. So help you God.”

Moore also wrote a letter to Gov. Robert Bentley, urging him to “uphold and support the Alabama Constitution with respect to marriage, both for the welfare of this state and for our posterity.”

“Be advised that I will stand with you to stop judicial tyranny and any unlawful opinions issued without constitutional authority,” he stated.

Bentley issued a statement soon after, vowing to fight to defend Alabama’s Sanctity of Marriage Amendment.

“The people of Alabama elected me to uphold our state Constitution, and when I took the oath of office last week, that is what I promised to do,” the governor said. “The people of Alabama voted in a constitutional amendment to define marriage as being between man and woman. As governor, I must uphold the Constitution

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER FILES COMPLAINT

But the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed a judicial ethics complaint against Moore over his letter to Gov. Bentley, and the homosexual activist group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) submitted 28,000 petition signatures to the JIC calling for Moore’s removal.

As confusion ensued over Moore’s letter to probate judges, one judge, John Enslen of Elmore County, asked the full Alabama Supreme Court for further guidance. In March 2015, six of the nine judges of the Alabama Supreme Court released a historic order halting the issuance of same-sex “marriage” licenses in the state. Moore recused himself from the matter and was not included in the order.

“As it has done for approximately two centuries, Alabama law allows for ‘marriage’ between only one man and one woman,” the 148-page order read. “Alabama probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary to this law. Nothing in the United States Constitution alters or overrides this duty.”

In January, Moore sent another letter reinforcing the full court’s order six months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.

“Until further decision by the Alabama Supreme Court, the existing orders of the Alabama Supreme Court that Alabama probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary to the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment or the Alabama Marriage Protection Act remain in full force and effect,” he wrote on Jan. 6.

But he also noted that his order does not weigh in on how June’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling has impact on the Alabama Supreme Court’s directive, leaving the matter in the hands of the rest of the court.

“I am not at liberty to provide any guidance to Alabama probate judges on the effect of Obergefell on the existing orders of the Alabama Supreme Court. That issue remains before the entire court, which continues to deliberate on the matter,” Moore wrote.

STARLING’S ‘REMOVE ROY MOORE’ RALLY

Days after Moore’s issuance of the letter, Starling hosted a “Remove Roy Moore” rally on the steps of the Alabama Supreme Court, where he made judicial complaint forms available to attendees in his push to have Moore removed from the bench. (Rally video posted below report.)

“What I am looking for is 50 people to take the long and laborious time to sit down and fill these complaint forms out, have them notarized in front of a legal notary and have them registered today,” he declared to those gathered.

Starling later led the crowd in a chant of “Sinners hate; God does not,” flanked by Unitarian Universalist clergy, leaders of atheist groups and members of the homosexual activist Human Rights Campaign.

“When we were in Sunday School, they told me Jesus loves all the little children,” he said. “Red and yellow, black and white, gay and straight, day and night—all are precious in His sight.”

“Now if you decide to take it upon yourself to shove hate and discrimination in the mouth of God that is for you to answer for,” Starling told the crowd. “Because the God that I know, the God who guides me, the God who has whispered in my ear and saved me from being attacked … loves all of us.”

JUDICIAL INQUIRY COMMISSION FILES ETHICS CHARGES FOLLOWING COMPLAINTS

On Friday, the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) announced that it had filed ethics charges against Moore as a result of the complaints, and suspended the chief justice while he faces a trial before the Alabama Court of the Judiciary.

“The Judicial Inquiry Commission has no authority over the Administrative Orders of the Chief Justice of Alabama or the legal injunction of the Alabama Supreme Court prohibiting probate judges from issuing same-sex marriage licenses,” Moore said in a statement.

Moore had been removed from office in 2003 after SPLC co-founder Morris Dees took issue with Moore’s display of the Ten Commandments on the state Supreme Court grounds, arguing that the chief justice “placed this monument here to acknowledge the sovereignty of God over the affairs of men.”

Moore firmly defended his decision to place the Ten Commandments in the courthouse, stating, “Without God there can be no ethics.”

He was reelected as chief justice in 2012.

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Baltimore mayor bans travel to North Carolina, Mississippi
 
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has suspended all city-sponsored travel to North Carolina and Mississippi due to the states' new transgender laws.

Rawlings-Blake made the announcement Tuesday in a letter to city officials, saying she hopes the city's efforts combined with those of other governments and companies "will push North Carolina and Mississippi" to change.

The letter says cabinet members shouldn't make travel requests to the two states "until the situation changes."

The new law in North Carolina directs government agencies and publicly funded schools to designate bathrooms for people based on their genders at birth.

Mississippi passed a law, effective July 1, allowing workers to cite their own religious beliefs as a reason to deny service.

Rawlings-Blake says she won't authorize trips to the states while the laws exist.
 
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Obama Admin Rule Forces Hospitals, Doctors Accepting Federal Funds to Provide Gender Transition Services and Abortions

The Obama administration is capping off a week of forcing Americans to accept gender ideology as normal with a final rule on Obamacare’s nondiscrimination policies in healthcare.

The rule will require physicians, hospitals, insurers, and other healthcare entities that receive federal funds — such as Medicare and Medicaid — to include gender transition treatments and even abortion among their services for the alleged sake of “equity.”

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the final rule on Obamacare’s (Affordable Care Act’s) Section 1557 Friday, stating it will “help to advance equity and reduce health disparities by protecting some of the populations that have been most vulnerable to discrimination in the health care context.”

HHS states the rule covers:

Any health program or activity, any part of which receives funding from HHS (such as hospitals that accept Medicare or doctors who accept Medicaid);
Any health program that HHS itself administers;
Health Insurance Marketplaces and issuers that participate in those Marketplaces.
The Obama administration claims its new rule “builds on” prior federal civil rights laws to prohibit sex discrimination in health care.

HHS continues:

The final rule requires that women be treated equally with men in the health care they receive and also prohibits the denial of health care or health coverage based on an individual’s sex, including discrimination based on pregnancy, gender identity, and sex stereotyping. The final rule also requires covered health programs and activities to treat individuals consistent with their gender identity.

For individuals with disabilities, the final rule requires covered entities to make all programs and activities provided through electronic and information technology accessible; to ensure the physical accessibility of newly constructed or altered facilities; and to provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities. Covered entities are also prohibited from using marketing practices or benefit designs that discriminate on the basis of disability and other prohibited bases.

Covered entities must take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to each individual with limited English proficiency eligible to be served or likely to be encountered in their health programs and activities. In addition, covered entities are encouraged to develop and implement a language access plan.

The final rule on Section 1557 does not include a religious exemption; however, the final rule does not displace existing protections for religious freedom and conscience.

During a week of threats of the loss of federal funding to states and schools that do not bow down to its contrived gender ideology, the Obama administration now forces doctors and hospitals to do the same – or else have their Medicare and/or Medicaid reimbursements eliminated.

“As bad as the ACA is, it’s laughable to suggest that when Congress referred to ‘sex’ in Section 1557 it was referring to anything other than biological sex,” says Breitbart News Legal Editor and religious liberty lawyer with First Liberty Institute Ken Klukowski, adding:

This is Orwellian. But beyond that, it is an unconstitutional assault on the First Amendment that the Obama administration is forcing their rejection of biological fact onto people whose faith teaches that ‘man’ and ‘woman’ refer to what they have meant for thousands of years, and that God purposefully created them that way.

Family Research Council (FRC) voiced its opposition to the new rule: “Family Research Council is strongly opposed to the new Obamacare final rule mandating federally funded health care providers offer services that include gender transition and even abortion,” said FRC Vice President of Government Affairs David Christensen on Friday. “HHS’s final rule concocts out of thin air a redefinition of sex discrimination to include both gender identity and abortion.”

Christensen explains:

This intolerant and unjust rule, in turn, threatens to force health care providers to participate in and perform services that substantially violate their consciences. HHS’s regulatory overreach to force “gender identity” into Obamacare through the language of “sex discrimination” mirrors the administration’s actions earlier today imposing gender identity on America’s public schools. Despite concerns raised by FRC and others that the proposed rule also included abortion, the administration chose instead not to exclude it. This action erodes Americans’ freedom to believe and act in accordance with their beliefs, not only as it relates to the privacy of the bathrooms but also now when it comes to the taking of innocent human life. We urge Congress to address this gross injustice.

Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, tells Breitbart News the new rule amounts to the Obama administration attempting to turn the traditional code of medical ethics on its head.

“It appears that the government is presuming to dictate medical ethics, and to turn them upside down: Thou SHALT do whatever we say, rather than thou SHALT NOT do evil things, such as killing, harming, or lying to patients,” she said. “In the Oath of Hippocrates, physicians swear to God, not government to “follow that method of treatment which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients” – not to follow bureaucratic guidelines for the benefit of ‘population health.’”

Orient added:

Transgender treatment, especially to minors, inflicts irreversible harm on persons too young to consent. It constitutes radical, nonconsented social experimentation. Chemical or surgical castration should be considered a crime against humanity. Affirming a patient’s delusions (e.g. that he really is a she) is considered psychiatric malpractice in other contexts.

Orient said that such a rule will lead conscientious doctors and hospitals to stop accepting Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements from the federal government in order to be free to conduct their medical practices using their own ethics and consciences as their guide.

“To preserve their integrity and avoid being an accessory to crimes against humanity, doctors and hospitals will have to turn down the government money,” she explained. “This will also free them from a suffocating burden of costly regulations, enabling them to offer superior care at a fraction of today’s prices–and to preserve patient privacy.”

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« Reply #364 on: May 17, 2016, 10:22:29 pm »

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/us-president-barack-obama-marks-homophobia-and-transphobia-day-as-bathroom-bill-furor-builds/

US President Barack Obama Marks ‘Homophobia and Transphobia Day’ As Bathroom Bill Furor Builds

I am proud that my Administration has made advancing the human rights of LGBT individuals a specific focus of our engagement around the world. I am also proud of the great strides that our nation has made at home in recent years, including that we now have marriage equality as a result of last year’s landmark Supreme Court decision.

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I am proud that my Administration has made advancing the human rights of LGBT individuals a specific focus of our engagement around the world

“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: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” Romans 1:26,23 (KJV)

Barack Obama, in his official statement today glorifying the transgender lifestyle, said that he was “proud of the work” his administration had done making “LGBT rights a specific focus” of his presidency. He said this while governors across America are rebelling against his push to allow transgender men in the same rest room as ten year old little girls.

The Obama Administration sent a letter, through the Departments of Education and Justice, to schools nationwide that mandates the institutions create bathroom policies that support transgender students. The guidelines are meant to ensure that “transgender students enjoy a supportive and non-discriminatory school environment,” the Obama administration said.

Today he spoke out in support of transgenders around the world.

Statement by the President on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

This is what Obama had to say today about advancing advocacy for transgender and homosexual people:


On May 17, Americans and people around the world mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia by reaffirming the dignity and inherent worth of all people, regardless of who they love or their gender identity.

Our nation is committed to the principle that all people should be treated fairly and with respect. Advancing this goal has long been a cornerstone of American diplomacy, and I am proud that my Administration has made advancing the human rights of LGBT individuals a specific focus of our engagement around the world. I am also proud of the great strides that our nation has made at home in recent years, including that we now have marriage equality as a result of last year’s landmark Supreme Court decision.

At the same time, there is much work to be done to combat homophobia and transphobia, both at home and abroad.‎ In too many places, LGBT individuals grow up forced to conceal or deny who they truly are for fear of persecution, discrimination, and violence. All nations and all communities can, and must, do better. Fortunately, human rights champions and good citizens around the world continue to strive towards this goal every day by lifting up the simple truth that LGBT rights are human rights. The United States honors their work and will continue to support them in their struggle for human dignity. source

If being transgender is now considered a human right, then where does it end? When people want to have sex with animals will that become a human right? Does the North American Man Boy Love Association qualify for protection under Obama’s madness? If ‘all love is love’, as Obama and the LGBT Mafia keep telling us, then NAMBLA should absolutely come under Federal protection.

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« Reply #365 on: May 23, 2016, 03:32:50 pm »

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/canada-says-will-give-jail-time-people-convicted-anti-transgender-speech-crimes/

Canada Says They Will Give Jail Time To People Convicted Of ‘Anti-Transgender’ Speech Crimes

“This enactment amends the Canadian Human Rights Act to add gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination,” a summary of the bill reads. “The enactment also amends the Criminal Code to extend the protection against hate propaganda set out in that Act to any section of the public that is distinguished by gender identity or expression and to clearly set out that evidence that an offence was motivated by bias, prejudice or hate based on gender identity or expression constitutes an aggravating circumstance that a court must take into consideration when it imposes a sentence
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a bill that would criminalize anti-transgender speech, with violators receiving up to two years in prison

“The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.” Deuteronomy 22:5 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Canadian Obama, Justin Trudeau, will now make his country Canada a prosecutor of anyone who dares to speak out against issues like transgender men in the little girl’s bathroom. If NTEB was published in Canada, we would have to spend the next two years in prison for our ‘crimes’ of exposing the demonic promotion of the LGBT Mafia’s agenda. Watch for Obama to attempt to pass the same type of legislation here in the US before his term is up.

The new bill, introduced May 17 on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, aims to amend the Canadian Criminal Code to expand the country’s “hate speech” prohibitions to include any public speech or communication that “promotes hatred” on the basis of “gender identity” or “gender expression.” It would also change the Canadian Human Rights Act to cover transgender people.

“As a society, we have taken many important steps toward recognizing and protecting the legal rights for the LGBTQ2 community — from enshrining equality rights in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to the passage of the Civil Marriage Act,” Trudeau said in a speech, adding, “There remains much to be done, though. Far too many people still face harassment, discrimination, and violence for being who they are.”

Trudeau deemed these sorts of actions and sentiments “unacceptable.”

“To do its part,” the prime minister continued, “the Government of Canada today will introduce legislation that will help ensure transgender and other gender-diverse people can live according to their gender identity, free from discrimination, and protected from hate propaganda and hate crimes.”

Prime Minister Trudeau, who heads Canada’s Liberal Party government, plans to march in the Toronto Gay Pride parade in July

“This enactment amends the Canadian Human Rights Act to add gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination,” a summary of the bill reads. “The enactment also amends the Criminal Code to extend the protection against hate propaganda set out in that Act to any section of the public that is distinguished by gender identity or expression and to clearly set out that evidence that an offence was motivated by bias, prejudice or hate based on gender identity or expression constitutes an aggravating circumstance that a court must take into consideration when it imposes a sentence.”

“The CHRC (Canadian Human Rights Commission) has long advocated for this change,” a statement on the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s website reads. “Transgender and gender-diverse individuals across Canada face discrimination, exclusion, and hostility in their daily lives — often impacting their access to everyday services that many Canadians take for granted when they, for example, want to see a family physician, travel or use a public washroom.”

The draft of the new bill is believe to be inspired by an unsuccessful proposed legislation defending transgender rights that was tabled last year by lawmaker Randall Garrison of the New Democratic Party.

Canadian law already prohibits anti-gay “hate propaganda.”

In 2013, the Canadian Supreme Court upheld the conviction of a Christian street preacher who was distributing leaflets denouncing homosexual acts. The court held that the man had used “vilifying and derogatory representations to create a tone of hatred” against gay people, the Legal Examiner reported at the time. The court determined that the pastor’s behavior constituted ”hate propaganda” and that his religious beliefs did not excuse him from violating the law. source
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Lesbian Lawmaker Says Churches, Schools Threat to Children, Not Transgenders in Restrooms

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A lesbian lawmaker in Alabama suggested this week that the real safety threat for children is not men who identify as female using women’s restrooms, but faith leaders in churches and teachers in schools.

“Just read [the news] every morning and look at the child predators in our state. They are not transgender people. In fact, more and more are teachers, coaches and faith leaders,” wrote Patricia Todd, D-Birmingham, in an op-ed for Al.com on Wednesday. “So if you really want to protect your children from child predators, don’t take them to school, public parks, church or allow them to play sports or use the internet.”

Todd has served in the Alabama House of Representatives since 2006. Her latest re-election was in 2014, when she defeated two Democratic opponents. She was not challenged by a Republican candidate.

Todd currently serves as the state director of the Alabama chapter of the Human Rights Campaign, an organization co-founded by Terrance Bean, who was arrested in 2014 and spent a year dealing with sodomy charges stemming from an investigation that involved an alleged sexual encounter with a 15-year-old boy. The charges were dropped after prosecution stated that the teen was unwilling to testify.

“The majority of child sexual assault occurs in locations where children gather, school, church, parks, etc.,” Todd wrote in her op-ed in discussing her thoughts regarding concerns over allowing men who identify as women in women’s restrooms.

“Instead of focusing on the facts of where sexual assault occur and who perpetrates these attacks, the right made up a problem that doesn’t actually exist according to expert studies,” she said. “The truth is that the only recorded incidents of violence in the bathrooms has been when opponents to transgender rights initiate it.”

Todd noted that mothers usually enter the restroom with their children, and asserted that some mothers bring their sons into the women’s restroom.

“Most caring parents accompany their children to public bathrooms. Some mothers bring their young male children to use the women’s bathroom. Should that be legal? Will that become illegal?” she asked.

Some responded positively to Todd’s writings, while others expressed their disagreement.

“This is a liberal’s idea of things: We already have lots of child molesters, so lets open up the women’s restrooms, locker rooms and showers to them as long as they ‘identify’ as a woman,” one commenter wrote.

“No one is saying transgenders will molest a child in the bathroom. We’re saying it gives child predator pervs a great excuse to go into the opposite sex bathroom and indecently expose themselves to those children when there is an opportunity, and then to deny it occurred intentionally,” another said.

“The majority of child sexual assault occurs in locations where children gather, school, church, parks, etc. —and now will be restrooms,” a third opined.

http://christiannews.net/2016/05/20/lesbian-lawmaker-says-church-greater-threat-to-children-than-transgenders-in-restroom/
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« Reply #367 on: May 24, 2016, 01:11:05 am »

The S&G army is forming right before our very eyes! Won't be long before they take that one final action...and we all know the end of what happened...
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« Reply #369 on: May 24, 2016, 02:20:23 am »

Remember the 2011 T-NIV "gender neutral" bible they put out back then - pt being that you don't add/subtract to God's word. God does NOT take this lightly!
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« Reply #370 on: May 26, 2016, 08:48:20 am »

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/ban-on-lgbt-discrimination-finally-clears-house-223593

Ban on LGBT discrimination finally clears House


By Eric Wolff

05/26/16 01:22 AM EDT

The House late Wednesday night passed a spending bill amendment that would ban federal contractors who discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender people, putting into law a 2014 executive order.

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) had attempted to attach a similar amendment to a Veterans Affairs appropriations bill last week, but House Republican leaders held the vote open and persuaded enough members to change their votes to defeat the measure. But on Wednesday, Maloney's measure passed in a 223-195 vote as an amendment to an energy and water spending bill.

"Equality wins! We have a long way to go, but achieved big victory. Will keep fighting until every #LGBT American is safe, can pursue dreams," Maloney tweeted after the amendment passed.

The amendment earned Republican support when Maloney allowed Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.) to add a line to the end saying, "except as required by the First Amendment, the Fourteenth Amendment, and Article I of the Constitution."

The addition would appear to be a way to create an exemption for people citing religious objections to the provisions. Maloney retorted that the House uses "the whole Constitution."

Republicans also promptly attached two amendments of their own offering support for a North Carolina law that requires people to use bathrooms according to their gender at birth. The amendment from Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.) would prevent the federal government from withholding funding as a way to punish North Carolina for the law, and another from Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) supports religious exemptions.

The moves infuriated House Democrats. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California said in a statement: "After Republicans worked so hard to defeat Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s anti-discrimination amendment last week, we are happy to see his amendment succeed in the Energy & Water bill. However, the success of the Maloney Amendment does not hide the reality that House Republicans have chosen to make enabling discrimination against LGBT Americans a top legislative priority."

The bill comes before the House on Thursday and must still be conferenced with the Senate measure.
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'Armageddon' for Christian colleges

The California State Legislature is working on an “Armageddon” for Christian colleges and universities that would force them to embrace “transgender rights” or lose funding for students.

“If these bills are successful, Christian colleges, for instance, would have to allow a male student who perceives his gender as being ‘female’ to live in the women’s dorm to avoid the risk of a lawsuit or the loss of financial aid options for students,” contended the non-profit Advocates for Faith and Freedom.

The College Fix quotes critics saying the bills “purporting to prevent LGBTQ discrimination, are actually designed to cripple the state’s Christian colleges.”

One would disqualify Christian colleges from receiving state-funded student financial aid if they deny students on the basis of “sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression” or if they obtain waivers from those requirements from the Department of Education.

Another bill would order Christian schools to tell students their “institutions are discriminatory.”

The College Fix reported the the legislation “could mean that biological males that identify as females may end up rooming with biological females.”

ReligiousLiberty.TV said the California Catholic Conference “warns that the bill is vague and creates a state-level ‘civil cause of action for violation of the Equal Protection Clause and provisions of the Due Process’ clause even if an institution is in compliance with federal law.”

“According to the CCC, ‘this coercive mandate to waive federally protected statutory and constitutional rights is simply indefensible.'”

Advocates for Faith and Freedom said: “It is clear that the agenda of California’s progressive legislature, including the openly gay authors of these two bills, goes well beyond their original mantra of seeking equality. Their sights are now firmly set on destroying and dismantling all faith-based entities that disagree with their lifestyle.”

Earlier this month, WND reported the Department of Education 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.

Responding to the California bills, Advocates for Faith and Freedom said California Christian colleges and universities “are the next target of state legislators who are systematically forcing the LGBT agenda on the public.”

“The latest attempt involves two bills that would essentially cripple colleges by forcing them to implement gay-friendly protections on campus or lose state and federal financial aid for students.”

The group said the “punitive laws would undermine federal protections that have long exempted religious colleges from adopting anti-discrimination laws that violate the tenets of their faith.”

“The consequences of these bills are so dire that one pro-family watchdog group has warned that their passage would usher in Armageddon for those seeking higher education from a biblical perspective.”

One bill, AB 1888, requires any institution attended by students who received Cal Grants, a state scholarship, to “certify” that the institution shall not “subject an applicant, student, or employee of the institution to discrimination on the bases of … sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.”

It also orders them not to get a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education.

The second is SB 1146, which requires schools that receive an exemption to inform the public with a sign displayed on campus

The minimum display would be “in a prominent location of the campus or school site” such as “the main administrative building or other area where notices regarding the institution’s rules, regulations, procedures and standards of conduct are posted.”

The Obama administration’s effort to promote the transgender agenda has accelerated the 2015 “same-sex marriage” decision.

Of late, a transgender veteran has sued a Christian barber over a haircut, a transgender has taken $60,000 from a school district for not being addressed by an acceptable pronoun and Obama has named a transgender to a key “faith” advisory position. Earlier this month, the president ordered public schools to open restrooms and changing facilities to students according to their “gender identity.”

“Look at this, from Riki Wilchins, who’s undergone sex-change surgery and who penned ‘We’ll Win the Bathroom Battle When the Binary Burns’ for gay-rights magazine The Advocate. Wilchins wrote, in part: ‘What really needs to be contested here is not just our right to use bathrooms with dignity (which would personally be very welcome), but the entire underlying hetero-binary structuring of the world queers must inhabit. This is the real struggle, and queer activists have been talking about it at least since the 1970s of Gay Liberation.’

“Wilchins then spoke of a 20-year-old transgender who explained to President Obama during a recent town hall meeting in London the proper reference to those undergoing a shift in sex is non-binary – not ‘he’ or ‘she’ but rather ‘hir’ and ‘ze.’

“‘Think about that,’ Wilchins continued. ‘[N]ot as a boi, or one of the girls, or as transmale or transfemale, but Off the Freakin’ Binary. … Gay and transgender rights advocates have been quietly dodging the issue of binary heteronormativity, but that sound you hear is the other shoe finally dropping … hard.'”

Continued Chumley, “Yes, think about that, as Wilchins advised – and then think about this: Selling the people on a lie about what constitutes gender is a dangerous step in the obliteration of God’s creations, both male and female, then marriage and family.

“And what happens after the lie is complete, after the once-obvious definition of male and female have been trashed and replaced with other, fuzzier definitions – ones that leave the interpretation open to the whims of society at-large? Society’s definition of humanity crumbles, and so, too the bulwarks of society, the family unit.”

She cited a description from Stella Morabito, a senior contributor to the Federalist.

“What we are really talking about [with transgender movement] is the abolition of sex. And it is sex that the trans project is serving to abolish legally, under the guise of something called the ‘gender binary.’ Its endgame is a society in which everyone is legally de-sexed. No longer legally male or female.”

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Obama Issues White House Proclamation Today Mandating June As LGBT Pride Month

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2016 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.

6/1/16

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2016 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.

“He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.” Job 41:34 (KJV)

There is not much need for editorial commentary, as these comments speak very loudly on their own, but I will say this. Because our nation has not stood for righteousness, has not honored God, and no longer cares what His Book says about things, God has given us over as a nation. Barack Obama became president not by the ‘will of the people’, but by the decree of God who gave us a king after our own desires.

America in 2016 much more resembles the wicked Roman Empire in the last days before it’s fall than we do the Christian nation who founded Yale and Harvard with the King James Bible as its first textbook. No nation in recorded history, after a public proclamation and ordinance of homosexuality, has ever remained in power. God destroyed both Sodom and Gomorrah for it’s homosexual practices, and mark it down, He will destroy America as well.

Here is the official declaration of America’s support for all manner of LGBT fetishes, perversions and sexual practices, taken in full from the White House website:

Presidential Proclamation — LGBT Pride Month, 2016

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2016

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Since our founding, America has advanced on an unending path toward becoming a more perfect Union.  This journey, led by forward-thinking individuals who have set their sights on reaching for a brighter tomorrow, has never been easy or smooth.  The fight for dignity and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people is reflected in the tireless dedication of advocates and allies who strive to forge a more inclusive society.  They have spurred sweeping progress by changing hearts and minds and by demanding equal treatment — under our laws, from our courts, and in our politics.  This month, we recognize all they have done to bring us to this point, and we recommit to bending the arc of our Nation toward justice.

Last year’s landmark Supreme Court decision guaranteeing marriage equality in all 50 States was a historic victory for LGBT Americans, ensuring dignity for same-sex couples and greater equality across State lines.  For every partnership that was not previously recognized under the law and for every American who was denied their basic civil rights, this monumental ruling instilled newfound hope, affirming the belief that we are all more free when we are treated as equals.

LGBT individuals deserve to know their country stands beside them.  That is why my Administration is striving to better understand the needs of LGBT adults and to provide affordable, welcoming, and supportive housing to aging LGBT Americans.  It is also why we oppose subjecting minors to the harmful practice of conversion therapy, and why we are continuing to promote equality and foster safe and supportive learning environments for all students.  We remain committed to addressing health disparities in the LGBT community — gay and bisexual men and transgender women of color are at a particularly high risk for HIV, and we have worked to strengthen our National HIV/AIDS Strategy to reduce new infections, increase access to care, and improve health outcomes for people living with HIV.

Despite the extraordinary progress of the past few years, LGBT Americans still face discrimination simply for being who they are.  I signed an Executive Order in 2014 that prohibits discrimination against Federal employees and contractors on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.  I urge the Congress to enact legislation that builds upon the progress we have made, because no one should live in fear of losing their job simply because of who they are or who they love.  And our commitment to combatting discrimination against the LGBT community does not stop at our borders:  Advancing the fair treatment of all people has long been a cornerstone of American diplomacy, and we have made defending and promoting the human rights of LGBT individuals a priority in our engagement across the globe.  In line with America’s commitment to the notion that all people should be treated fairly and with respect, champions of this cause at home and abroad are upholding the simple truth that LGBT rights are human rights.

There remains much work to do to extend the promise of our country to every American, but because of the acts of courage of the millions who came out and spoke out to demand justice and of those who quietly toiled and pushed for progress, our Nation has made great strides in recognizing what these brave individuals long knew to be true in their hearts — that love is love and that no person should be judged by anything but the content of their character.  During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, as Americans wave their flags of pride high and march boldly forward in parades and demonstrations, let us celebrate how far we have come and reaffirm our steadfast belief in the equal dignity of all Americans.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2016 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.  I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.

“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 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: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” Romans 1:24-27 (KJV)
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Millennials are the most bisexual generation of all time

Bisexuality is booming, with the number of people who bed men and women more than doubling, a study says.

Some 7.7 percent revealed they had bi romps in 2014, compared to 3.1 percent in 1990.

The stats follow the openness of Brit model Cara Delevingne and other celebrities about their bisexuality. In the same period the percentage of men who reported having had sex with at least one man rose from 4.5 percent to 8.2 percent.

And the number of women who said they had bedded at least one female leapt from 3.6 percent to 8.7 percent.

Meanwhile, acceptance of same-sex sexuality has increased among all generations, says the US study of 30,000 adults.

Levels were up from just 13 percent in 1990 to 49 percent in 2014.

Last year Delevingne, 23, said she felt more comfortable with women.

Lesbian sexual experiences are more likely to occur when women are young, the researchers found, while youth doesn’t appear to be a factor for male gay sexual experiences.

In terms of attitudes towards same-sex relations, between 1973 and 1990, the percentage of adults who believed “sexual relations between two adults of the same sex is not wrong at all” rose only slightly, from 11 percent to 13 percent.

Since then, however, such acceptance rose to 49 percent in all adults and 63 percent of Millennials in 2014.

Study author Professor Jean Twenge, of San Diego State University, said: “These large shifts in both attitudes and behaviour occurred over just 25 years, suggesting rapid cultural change.”

Twenge said several social and media factors are driving this change, but broadly Americans appear to care less about social norms and more about their own wants.

She added: “These trends are another piece of evidence that American culture has become more individualistic and more focused on the self and on equality.

“Without the strict social rules common in the past, Americans now feel more free to have sexual experiences they desire.”

The findings were published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behaviour.
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Dove Soap Father’s Day Ad Features Two Gay Dads Kissing

The ad is part of a marketing campaign by Unilever, Dove’s parent company, called Dove Men+Care, which is intended to push its line of men’s grooming products and promote fatherhood. Last year, Dove released a Father’s Day ad featuring dads to be. That ad also had a gay couple in it.

6/16/16

Dove soap company released an uplifting Father’s Day ad on Monday that shows two gay dads kissing and rocking an infant to sleep.

“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: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” Romans 1:26,27 (KJV)

The one-minute ad titled, “Caring Makes My Dad, My Hero,” depicts a montage of high-flying father-daughter, father-son moments caught on camera. Various messages meant to describe dads flash on the screen. “The ones who goes the extra mile,” one caption reads. “The one who makes dreams come true,” reads another.

“When you care, you’ll always be a hero to someone,” the video’s description reads. “This Father’s Day, show your dad how he’s your hero. Care makes a man stronger. Show us how your dad shows #RealStrength.”

The ad is part of a marketing campaign by Unilever, Dove’s parent company, called Dove Men+Care, which is intended to push its line of men’s grooming products and promote fatherhood. Last year, Dove released a Father’s Day ad featuring dads to be. That ad also had a gay couple in it.

This year’s ad is meant to show the “evolution” of fatherhood.

“As a brand, we’ve focused on the evolution of masculinity and highlighting dads’ caring sides,” said Jennifer Bremner, Unilever’s director of marketing, in a press release.

“Definitions of heroism have traditionally been rooted in physical strength, but this Father’s Day, Dove Men+Care will celebrate how heroes gain strength from moments of care, elevating them to hero status in the eyes of others,” said Bremner.

It’s worth noting that Dove’s add showing two dads was released just days after America’s worst mass shooting in history was carried out at a gay nightclub.

Bremner did not comment on the timing of the ad’s release, so it appears to be purely coincidental. source
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California Lawmaker: Christian Colleges Must Drop View of Gender, Sexuality

 A bill pending in the California legislature seeks to strip faith-based colleges and universities of the centuries-old tradition of interweaving academics with religious doctrine. SB 1146 would force Christian schools to relinquish their fidelity to Scripture as a distinguishing characteristic of their institutions or risk lawsuits for religious and sexual discrimination.
 
The state’s Equity in Higher Education Act (EHEA) prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and religion. The new bill removes its exemption for faith-based schools. State Sen. Ricardo Lara, a Democrat, authored the bill and called the exemption a “loophole” and a “license to discriminate.” If passed, only seminaries would be eligible for the exemption.
 
Opponents argue the impetus for drafting SB 1146 is a baseless presumption of wide-spread and systemic discrimination against LGBT students on Christian campuses. The emotionally charged allegation stands in contrast to the bill’s threat to constitutionally protected religious liberty and indicates an ignorance of the role faith-based schools play in a pluralistic society.
 
“We are not willing to forego our biblical and covenantal convictions regardless of what laws are passed,” William Jessup University President John Jackson told me. “Jessup continues to believe we are to submit to Scripture and operate in accordance with the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights that includes the First Amendment providing for freedom of press, association, and religion.”
 
Another provision of the California bill would require schools receiving a Title IX waiver to disclose that information to the California Student Aid Commission, students, and staff. Kristen Soares, president of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, supports transparency but continues to press for the exemption. Thirty-four of the 78 schools AICCU represents would be affected by the bill should it become law.
 
SB 1146 passed the state Senate on May 26. The state Assembly postponed its vote until next week—an encouraging sign, Soares said. She met with Lara on June 10 in an ongoing effort to convince the senator to amend the bill to keep the exemption in place for all faith-based schools. She said convincing Lara, who is gay, of the significant role religious freedom plays in the operation and mission of faith-based schools has been her main talking point.
 
“[Religion] is infused in the entire institution. You can’t parse it out,” Soares said. “You can’t draw a line down the middle and say this part is religious and this is not.”
 
According to Soares, Lara said he does not want his legislation to penalize students who want to attend faith-based schools. But SB 1146 does just that by denying schools their constitutionally afforded right to inextricably link academics and doctrine, she said. The bill also conflicts with the guaranteed free exercise of religion afforded by the California and U.S. constitutions.
 
“There’s a disconnect,” said Lee Wilhite, a Biola University spokesman. “To deny students the opportunity to come to a distinctly faith-based school—that’s not right.”
 
According to a five-page statement drafted by Biola, SB 1146 “would change the face of Christian higher education in California as we know it today.”
 
The bill is a solution in search of a problem, Wilhite said.
 
But Lara cites as evidence to the contrary an increase in the number of universities and colleges requesting exemption from Title IX compliance in the past three years. In 2014, President Barack Obama drastically altered the meaning of the 1972 federal legislation prohibiting sex-based discrimination by any school receiving federal funding. The term “sex,” according to the Obama administration, now includes gender identity. Unable to affirm that interpretation, Christian schools across the nation that had not requested a Title IX waiver in decades sought new relief.
 
Eighteen months after applying for its first exemption in 31 years, Biola University is still waiting on a response from the U.S. Department of Education. Wilhite said Biola wants the freedom to care for all students as the Bible, not the U.S. Department of Education, dictates.
 
Biola students who are same-sex attracted and committed to living by the school’s biblical position on human sexuality meet with designated staff members who support students in those efforts, Wilhite said.
 
About 420 miles to the north, WJU students are similarly exhorted to live according to the biblical covenant they voluntarily sign at admittance.
 
“When we have students who struggle with any issue, including human sexuality, we humbly and with great grace encourage our students to live in submission to the word of God under the power of the Holy Spirit,” Jackson said.

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The next LGBT cause: gun control


CNN) — The National Rifle Association, often thought of as a powerful, unbeatable special interest group, may have finally met its match.

After the attack this month at a gay nightclub in Orlando -- the deadliest modern mass shooting in the United States -- dozens of LGBTQ groups joined with other organizations in calling for "more stringent checks to keep guns out of dangerous hands."

These groups have quite a good track record: They've fought cohesively and successfully for the right for same-sex couples to marry and for more funding and support for HIV and AIDS research and treatment.

"There's a sense that our community is one that people don't want to mess with because we know how to organize politically and we don't take no for an answer," said Marc Solomon, a political strategist and former national campaign director of the group Freedom to Marry.

The fight for tighter gun control laws has been an uphill battle, as evidenced by the sit-in at the House and the vote in the Senate against measures intended to strengthen background checks and prevent suspected terrorists from obtaining weapons.


Heather Thompson, an expert on the history of U.S. social movements, said she thinks it will make a difference if LGBTQ groups become galvanized on gun issues.

"It's one of the country's most successful social movements of the 20th century," said Thompson, a professor at the University of Michigan.. "By deciding this is going to be their next political issue, an incredible amount of resources, not just financial but human capital, will be going into it."

She said that for this reason, she thinks history will remember the Orlando shootings as a watershed event in the battle over gun rights.

"I think this is a new moment, and I don't say that in a Pollyanna-ish way," Thompson said.

'Armed queers don't get bashed'

Gregory Angelo, president of the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay conservative group, disagrees.

"I don't know that this is going to be any grand watershed moment," he said. "Rather than marriage equality being a case study in how to achieve the entire litany of progressive ends, it might well bear out in history to have been a one-off."

He also pointed out that while members of the LGBTQ community unilaterally supported marriage equality and joined together to fight for it, the community has a wide variety of views on gun control.

For example, a group called the Pink Pistols states on its website that "everyone has the individual right to keep and bear arms as protected by the Second Amendment."

"We teach queers to shoot," the group writes on its website. "Armed queers don't get bashed."

A spokeswoman for the NRA pointed to a USA Today article that says membership in the Pink Pistols has "skyrocketed" since the Orlando shooting.

"We have received an out pouring from people in the LBGT community," Jennifer Baker, the NRA spokeswoman, wrote in an email to CNN. "They understand that in order to protect themselves from the threat of terrorism in the face of government failure they need to arm themselves."


Fighting out of 'necessity'

But others point to the large number of LGBTQ groups that signed the document calling for more stringent gun control laws and to the community's track record on fighting for social change.

"The notion of people dying is something that tragically is not new to our community," said Solomon, principal and national director of Civitas Public Affairs Group, citing hate crimes and the AIDS epidemic.

"Our community, through necessity, has had to organize and fight."

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Democrats, LGBT activists’ sinister plan to crack down on Christian schools

If California Democrats have their way, Christian colleges and universities will no longer be allowed to require students attend chapel services or require them to profess a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Senate Bill 1146 would close a loophole that lawmakers say allows Christian universities to discriminate against students based on their gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.

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“All students deserve to feel safe in institutions of higher education, regardless of whether they are public or private,” said Senator Ricardo Lara, the author of the legislation. “California has established strong protections for the LGBTQ community and private universities should not be able to use faith as an excuse to discriminate and avoid complying with state laws.”

The legislation has already passed the Senate and is expected to clear hurdles in the Assembly. Thus far, Lara has refused to compromise with the state’s Christian colleges and universities.

“No university should have a license to discriminate,” he said in a statement.

If the loophole is closed, it would only exempt schools that prepare students for pastoral ministry.

“It discriminates against religious colleges, said John Jackson, the president of William Jessup University. “If we don’t play ball with state — the state will attempt to drive us out of existence.”

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The president of the Sacramento-based university called the proposed legislation chilling.

“The passage of this bill would destroy the foundation upon which this university was founded,” said Jackson. “Systematically discriminating against religious institutions and preventing student access and choice to Christian higher education is bad policy and will have a negative effect on the state of California.”

Lee Wilhite, vice president of university communications at Biola University, said they, too, have serious concerns with the bill.

“It functionally eliminates the religious liberty of all California faith-based universities,” he told me. “It really does infringe on how we carry out our mission.”

Like most Christian universities, Biola integrates the Bible through all of their courses — something they’ve been doing for more than 100 years.

If the loophole is closed, it could have a devastating impact on faith-based institutions.

“We would no longer be able to require a profession of faith for students,” Wichita said. “That’s something Biola requires of all incoming students.”

Schools would no longer be allowed to integrate faith throughout their teaching curriculum, he added.

Leaders at three universities I spoke to say that they would not be allowed to require mandatory chapel attendance or mandatory core units of Bible courses.

“The danger for Biola University is that it prevents us from carrying out our mission the way we have for 108 years,” Wilhite said. “It would eliminate our ability to continue our mission. That’s why it has our attention.”

The legislation would also give students a right to sue if — for example -- they were offended by a prayer in a class.

Biola and William Jessup refute the notion that LGBT students are discriminated against on their campuses.

“We don’t tolerate harassment or bullying of any of our students,” Wilhite told me.

Many of the schools are working with the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities to urge Lara to amend his bill to include a religious exemption.

“If passed without amendments, the new law would also very likely disqualify students attending California Christian colleges and universities from eligibility for Cal Grants, a key state-level student aid program,” wrote Kurt Krueger, president of Concordia University Irvine.

Azusa Pacific University president Jon Wallace, penned a passionate op-ed for the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

“Sen. Lara wants to safeguard LGBT students. We want the same protection for all students, including members of the LGBT community. The bill calls for more transparency from schools about their beliefs and recourse for unfair treatment. We share his concerns about student safety, transparency and recourse. With every prospective student, we share who we are, we provide the framework for how we build community and do life together and we ask those who enroll to uphold our student standards of conduct. Right now the proposed bill would invite challenges to required chapel attendance and public and communal observation of Christian sacraments such as the Eucharist and baptisms, among other activities central to our identity.”

Several of the universities I contacted said they are going to respectfully stand their ground -- even if it means taking their case to the Supreme Court of the United States.

“We are not willing to change our policies,” Jackson said. “There is a very intentional attempt to marginalize those who don’t accept the notions of sexual orientation and gender identity as the government has framed them.”

And Jackson warned that what’s happening in California could happen in other parts of the country.

“Religious freedoms are in play in California,” Jackson told me. “Ultimately, I’m concerned that what begins in California rolls across the nation.”

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COURTS SAY LIVING BY CHRISTIAN FAITH ILLEGAL
2 cases establish wide range of government punishments


It started out with hints of official, United States governmental oppression of Christianity in the wake of the Supreme Court’s marriage decision, such as “discrimination” complaints against people who refuse to celebrate homosexual behavior.

Bakers, photographers and marriage-venue owners were penalized, and government officials publicly vilified their Christian faith and ordered them, in some case, to be re-educated.

Now two rulings have cemented the American court system’s determination that Christians must not be allowed to express their faith in public life.

The U.S. Supreme Court left standing a lower court decision that Washington state pharmacists who are Christian must violate their faith in order to practice their profession. The second decision came from a federal judge in Mississippi with a reputation for ruling against Christians who said county clerks in the state must violate their faith to hold their office.

The Supreme Court’s move alarmed Justice Samuel Alito, who warned there was evidence that the “impetus for the adoption of the regulations was hostility to pharmacists whose religious beliefs regarding abortion and contraception are out of step with prevailing opinion in the state.”

In the Mississippi ruling from Judge Carlton Reeves, who once punished a school district for allowing a voluntary prayer at an optional awards ceremony, said clerks in the state cannot cite their religious beliefs to excuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to homosexual duos.

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That case already had been litigated in Kentucky, where Judge David Bunning reached the same conclusion, ordering Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to violate her faith. When she declined, Bunning abruptly jailed her with no due process.

But Kentucky’s legislature simply adopted a provision protecting clerks’ religious rights, and Davis asked that the federal case be closed.

In Mississippi, however, not even action by state lawmakers was sufficient for Reeves, who ordered not only that clerks be required to provide services that violate their faith, they must be given “formal notice” of the requirement that they violate their faith.

Documentation of hate against Christians

WND previously has documented the Big List of cases where there have been government rulings that removed religious rights from Christians.

Missouri State University, for example, dismissed a student from a counseling program for expressing opposition to counseling same-sex duos.

In Iowa, Gortz Haus Gallery and bistro owners Betty and Richard Odgaard were sued by a homosexual duo.

In Texas, David and Edie Delmore, who own a bakery, were approached by Ben Valencia and Luis Marmolejo about a cake for a “gay wedding.” They declined, referring the potential customers to other bakers. Subsequently, they claim their home has been vandalized and their son has been threatened with **** by a broken beer bottle.

One business even was attacked for answering a hypothetical question on the issue.

Family owned Memories Pizza in Indiana came into the crosshairs of homosexuals when an owner was interviewed by a local TV station in the aftermath of the adoption of the state’s religious freedom law. Responding to a reporter’s question, the owner said that while her restaurant serves “gays,” her Christian faith wouldn’t allow her to cater a “gay wedding.” The restaurant immediately became a focal point of outrage toward the law, with threats of death and destruction, causing the owners to shut down their business.

The pharmacists

It was the case involving the pharmacists that drew outrage from a minority on the Supreme Court. Washington state adopted rules forcing pharmacists to sell abortion pills to customers regardless of religious beliefs that consider abortion tantamount to murder.

The state provided no exception for religious beliefs and refused to allow an accommodation that would simply allow pharmacists with abortion objections to refer customers to another location.

After the Supreme Court refused to even review the case, Senior Counsel Kristen Waggoner of the Alliance Defending Freedom said all Americans “should be free to peacefully live and work consistent with their faith without fear of unjust punishment, and no one should be forced to participate in the taking of human life.”

“We had hoped that the U.S. Supreme Court would take this opportunity to reaffirm these long-held principles,” she said.

Waggoner noted the state of Washington “allows pharmacists to refer customers for just about any reason – except reasons of conscience.”

“Singling out people of faith and denying them the same freedom to refer is a violation of federal law. All 49 other states allow conscience-based referrals, which are fully supported by the American Pharmacists Association, the Washington Pharmacy Association, and 36 other pharmacy associations. Not one customer in Washington has been denied timely access to any drug due to a religious objection. As the trial court found, the government designed its law for the ‘primary – if not sole – purpose’ of targeting religious health care providers. We are disappointed that the high court didn’t take this case and uphold the trial court’s finding.”

Alito, whose concerns were endorsed by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Clarence Thomas, said the case is “an ominous sign.”

“At issue are Washington State regulations that are likely to make a pharmacist unemployable if he or she objects on religious grounds to dispensing certain prescription medications,” the three agreed.

“There are strong reasons to doubt whether the regulations were adopted for – or that they actually serve – any legitimate purpose. And there is much evidence that the impetus for the adoption of the regulations was hostility to pharmacists whose religious beliefs regarding abortion and contraception are out of step with prevailing opinion in the state.

“Yet the Ninth Circuit held that the regulations do not violate the First Amendment, and this court does not deem the case worthy of our time,” Alito wrote.

“If this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in the years ahead, those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern…. Ralph’s [pharmacy] has raised more than ‘slight suspicion’ that the rules challenged here reflect antipathy toward religious beliefs that do not accord with the views of those holding the levers of government power. I would grant certiorari to ensure that Washington’s novel and concededly unnecessary burden on religious objectors does not trample on fundamental rights.”

Judie Brown, president of American Life League, shared the concern:

“The Supreme Court is not interested in protecting the conscience rights of Christians. If this does not send shock waves down the spines of every believer in America who knows the difference between good and evil, not to mention what God expects of them, then they do not realize what is at stake. Five members of the Supreme Court of the United States apparently believe that their power is omnipotent. That perception of their power is not only wrong, but dangerous. God’s power is Supreme; theirs is not!”

The issue there is that previous Supreme Court precedent not only bans favoritism to a religion, it also bans antipathy toward a religion or its beliefs.

Mississippi’s fight

In Mississippi, Judge Carlton Reeves has established a reputation for going for the jugular when an issue of faith is at play.

He first ruled that a Mississippi school student’s rights were violated because she was offended by a prayer at a public school event.

Then he reached off campus, fining the school $7,500, for allowing a pastor to prayer at an optional awards ceremony.

The judge determined that Rankin County schools must work harder to excise Christian faith from its students’ education, and he threatened the district with a $10,000 fine if it happens again.

His latest broadside to Christian beliefs, the AP reported, was in a lawsuit over same-sex marriage.

Reeves said “clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples,” AP reported.

He also demanded that all 82 clerks be given formal notice.

“Mississippi’s elected officials may disagree with [the same-sex marriage mandate], of course, and may express that disagreement as they see fit – by advocating for a constitutional amendment to overturn the decision, for example,” the judge ordered. “But the marriage license issue will not be adjudicated anew after every legislative session.”

The report said Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, no relation to the activist judge, pointed to the crux of the problem immediately.

“If this opinion by the federal court denies even one Mississippian of their fundamental right to practice their religion, then all Mississippians are denied their 1st Amendment rights,” Tate Reeves said. “I hope the state’s attorneys will quickly appeal this decision to the 5th Circuit to protect the deeply held religious beliefs of all Mississippians.”

Message to Reeves

It was the ruling by Reeves regarding the school that later created a stir in Mississippi.

His decision resulted in the school’s band being benched from a halftime show at a football game, because as part of their musical presentation, they included the melody from “How Great Thou Art.” Columnist Todd Starnes at Fox News said the judge may issue an order, but the people may not necessarily bend to his whim.

He reported the people decided “a message had to be sent to the likes of Judge Reeves.”

“And what they did – would become known as the musical shot heard around the world. During halftime of Friday night’s game – a lone voice began to sing the forbidden song. ‘Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee,’ the singer sang. Brittany Mann was there and she witnessed the entire moment of defiance,” Starnes wrote.

“We were just sitting there and then one by one people started to stand,” she told Starnes. “At first, it started out as a hum but the sound got louder and louder.”

Soon “hundreds” were singing.

“At that moment I was so proud of my town – coming together and taking a stand for something we believe in,” she told Starnes. “It breaks my heart o see where our country is going – getting farther and farther away from the Christian beliefs that our country was founded on.”


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United Nations Report Says Taking Children To A Christian Church Violates Their Human Rights

A section of the United Nations report read: "The Committee is concerned that pupils are required by law to take part in a daily religious worship which is 'wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character' in publicly funded schools in England and Wales, and that children do not have the right to withdraw from such worship without parental permission before entering the sixth form.”

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Britain must stop forcing children to attend Christian school assemblies because it undermines their human rights, a United Nations committee has said in a controversial new report.

The authors called on ministers to repeal a law demanding a daily act of Christian worship at schools because it may contradict a child’s “freedom of thought, conscience and religion”.  The report was produced by an 18-person group of “independent experts” of “high moral character” including representatives from Bahrain, Russia and Egypt.

Critics dubbed the demand “ludicrous” and said the government should responded by “respectfully” putting the report “in the bin”.

It was just one of 150 recommendations about where Britain could be contravening the UN Charter on the Rights of the Child.

The report also called on the government to protect children from being smacked by parents as it urged a tougher line on domestic abuse.

A section of the report read: “The Committee is concerned that pupils are required by law to take part in a daily religious worship which is ‘wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character’ in publicly funded schools in England and Wales, and that children do not have the right to withdraw from such worship without parental permission before entering the sixth form.”


It added: “The Committee recommends that the State party repeal legal provisions for compulsory attendance at collective worship in publicly funded schools and ensure that children can independently exercise the right to withdraw from religious worship at school.”

The demand provoked a backlash from Tory MPs. David Burrowes, the Enfield Southgate MP who led a Tory rebellion over changes to Sunday trading laws, said it was “ludicrous and mad”.

“The collective act of worship is not an indoctrination exercise. It is recognising and respecting the Christian heritage of the country and giving people an opportunity to reflect before the beginning of the day,” he told The Telegraph.

“The UN should spend more time doing its main job of preventing war and genocide rather than poking its nose in other countries’ classrooms. We can respectfully put those kind of reports in the bin where they belong.”

Pavan Dhaliwal, a director at the British Humanist Association, said: “The UK state fails its young people in far too many ways today. Almost uniquely among economically developed countries, it segregates them in schools along religious lines.

She added: “We are pleased to see the UN agree with us that UK law needs to change.” source

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CHRISTIANMINGLE.COM FORCED BY LGBT LAWSUIT TO ALLOW GAY AND LESBIAN DATING PROFILES ON THEIR SITE

ChristianMingle.com, billed as the largest online community for Christian singles, required new users to specify whether they’re a man seeking a woman or a woman seeking a man. The lead plaintiffs, two gay men who tried using it, claimed that the limited options violated California’s anti-discrimination law.

THE OWNER OF ONLINE DATING SITE CHRISTIANMINGLE.COM HAS AGREED TO LET GAY AND LESBIAN USERS SEARCH FOR SAME-SEX MATCHES UNDER A JUDGE-APPROVED SETTLEMENT OF DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Question: so why would 2 gay men even want to have a profile on a CHRISTIAN dating site? Answer: they wouldn’t. So why did they sue? For the same reason why the Christian bakers were forced to make gay wedding cakes. The LGBT Agenda is about crushing the opposition and forcing a New World Order agenda on you. Please note that you will NEVER see the LGBT suing a Muslim bakery, a Muslim online dating site or anything else connected with Islam. Don’t you think it’s time YOU woke up?

Two gay men filed class-actions claims against Spark Networks Inc. in California courts in 2013 alleging that ChristianMingle.com and several other sites in the company’s portfolio of niche dating services excluded users looking to meet singles of the same sex.

ChristianMingle.com, billed as the largest online community for Christian singles, required new users to specify whether they’re a man seeking a woman or a woman seeking a man. The lead plaintiffs, two gay men who tried using it, claimed that the limited options violated California’s anti-discrimination law.

Known as the Unruh Civil Rights Act, the state law requires “business establishments” to offer “full and equal accommodations” to people regardless of their sexual orientation.

UNDER THE AGREEMENT, THE GATEWAY HOMEPAGES NOW ASK JUST WHETHER A USER IS A “MAN” OR A “WOMAN.” SPARK NETWORKS AGREED THAT WITHIN TWO YEARS, IT WOULD ADJUST OTHER SEARCHING AND PROFILE FEATURES TO GIVE GAY AND LESBIAN SINGLES A MORE TAILORED EXPERIENCE.

The terms approved by a state judge on Monday also apply to other Spark sites— including CatholicMingle.com, AdventistSinglesConnection.com and BlackSingles.com— that had operated in the same way.

Spark Networks also owns the popular online Jewish matchmaker JDate.com, which wasn’t part of the litigation.

SPARK NETWORKS AGREED TO PAY EACH PLAINTIFF $9,000 EACH AND $450,000 IN ATTORNEYS’ FEES TO THE TWO MEN’S LAWYERS.

The company didn’t admit any wrongdoing as part of the agreement, which was earlier reported by the Daily Journal legal newspaper.

“I am gratified that we were able to work with Spark to help ensure that people can fully participate in all the diverse market places that make our country so special, regardless of their sexual orientation,” one of the lead plaintiffs’ attorneys, Vineet Dubey of Custodio & Dubey LLP, said in a statement.

A representative of Spark Networks said the company was “pleased to resolve this litigation.” source

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Government claims power to control content of sermons

The Iowa Civil Rights Commission is being sued for claiming it has the right to control the content of church services that are “open to the public.”

The lawsuit filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom on behalf of Fort Des Moines Church of Christ is part of a nationwide battle against the implementation of President Obama’s declared foreign-policy priority in his final year in office: “gay” rights.”

At issue in the Iowa case are state mandates that protect “transgender rights.” Among them are allowing men to enter women’s shower rooms, dressing rooms and restrooms if they say they are women, and banning statements in meetings “open to the public” that “might cause individuals to believe that they are unwelcome because of their perceived gender identity”

The lawsuit charges the mandates violate the U.S. Constitution’s protections for free speech, religion, expressive association, due process and the right to peaceably assemble.

Named as defendants are commission members Angela Jackson, Patricia Lipski, Mathew Hosford, Tom Conley, Douglas Oelschaleger, Lily Lijun Hou and Lawrence Cunningham, and city of Des Moines Executive Director Kristen Johnson and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller.

The commission did not respond to a WND request for comment.

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The complaint, filed this week, is clear.

“This is a civil rights action to stop the commissioners and the executive director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, the Iowa attorney general, and the city of Des Moines from compelling an Iowa church to communicate government messages to which it objects and from forcing the church to use its building in violation of its religious beliefs.”

It explains the commission believes its interpretation of state law allows it “to force churches to allow individuals access to church restrooms, shower facilities, and changing rooms based on his or her gender identity, irrespective of biological sex.”

The commission’s interpretation was made clear in a guidance released in response to the question of whether or not the transgender-discrimination requirements apply to churches.

“Sometimes,” the commission said, “Iowa law provides that these protections to do not apply to religious institutions with respect to any religion-based qualifications when such qualifications are related to bona fide religious purpose. Where qualifications are not related to a bona fide religious purpose, churches are still subject to the law’s provisions. (e.g. a child care facility operated at a church or a church service open to the public).”

Explained the complaint, “The commission’s interpretation grossly misunderstands the religious purposes and beliefs of Plaintiff Fort Des Moines Church of Christ.”

The church holds worship, religious services, Sunday School classes, Bible studies, youth-oriented activities, annual vacation Bible schools, Easter activities, Christmas pageants and other ministry events based on its religious beliefs.

“As a result, there are messages, practices, and activities that the church would not sponsor, host, or otherwise communicate because those messages, practices, and activities would violate the church’s understanding of God’s truth. The activities that the church allows in its facility must be consistent with the church’s understanding of God’s truth, and must not present a message that contradicts the church’s understand of God’s truth.”

As “biology, chromosomes, physiology, and anatomy” all give evidence of the “maleness or femaleness … designed by God,” the church believes it must provide for the “immutable trait from which springs the natural and healthy desires for physical privacy and modesty in states of partial or full undress, such as in restrooms, showers, and changing rooms.”

Not only does the commission’s “open restrooms” mandate violate the church’s rights, “the language of the act and the city code are broad enough to include within that prohibition sermons, theological expositions, educational speeches, newsletters or church worship bulletin text, or other statements from the church and its leaders.”

“The church’s minister desires to preach sermons addressing God’s design for human sexuality and the church’s beliefs about ‘gender identity,’ but reasonably fears that if it were to do so it would violate the act’s and the city code’s speech ban,” the complaint explains.

The lawsuit seeks a temporary restraining order and preliminary and permanent injunctions “restraining all defendants … from enforcing or applying” the law to the church. A final resolution would be a declaratory judgment stating the application of the mandates to churches violates the Constitution.

ADF explained that “all events” at the church have a “bona fide religious purpose.”

The organization explained: “The speech ban could be used to gag churches from making any public comments – including from the pulpit – that could be viewed as unwelcome to persons who do not identify with their biological sex. This is because the commission says the law applies to churches during any activity that the commission deems to not have a ‘bona fide religious purpose.'”

The following is a WND/Radio America interview with ADF legal counsel Christiana Holcomb on the issue:

‘Foundational’ principle

Holcomb said churches “should be free to teach their religious beliefs and operate their houses of worship according to their faith without being threatened by the government.”

“That is a foundational First Amendment principle,” she said. “Churches have always been protected from government intrusion, and they still are. They have a firmly established freedom to teach their beliefs and set internal policies that reflect their biblical teachings about marriage and human sexuality. One can hardly imagine a more obvious unconstitutional invasion of the state into the internal affairs of the church.”

Holcomb told WND and Radio America, “Frankly, I can’t imagine a more unconstitutional intrusion of the state into the church than when the state starts trying to dictate to a church how it must or must not preach about its beliefs or use its worship facility. This is something that should be deeply troubling to every American.”

WND reported Friday that a federal judge appointed by President Obama killed a Mississippi law – hours before it was set to take effect – that would have protected the religious freedom of clerks and businesses that refuse to participate in same-sex marriages.

In his 60-page ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves, who previously had ruled against any elements of Christianity in voluntary events to honor students, stated that the law, known as the “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act,” or H.B. 1523, is unconstitutional and would “diminish the rights of LGBT citizens.”

“The state has put its thumb on the scale to favor some religious beliefs over others,” Reeves said, according to CNN.

“HB 1523 does not advance the interest the state says it does,” he continued. “Under the guise of providing additional protection for religious exercise, it creates a vehicle for state-sanctioned discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. It’s not rationally related to a legitimate end.”

State attorneys plan to appeal Reeves’ ruling, according to the Associated Press.

As WND reported, Judge Carlton Reeves, who was nominated by Obama in 2010, once punished a school district for allowing a voluntary prayer at an optional awards ceremony.

His actions as a judge triggered a decision to ban a school band from a halftime show at a football game because as part of its musical presentation, it included the melody from “How Great Thou Art.” Columnist Todd Starnes at Fox News said the judge may issue an order, but the people may not necessarily bend to his whim.

He reported the people decided “a message had to be sent to the likes of Judge Reeves.”

Message to the judge

“And what they did – would become known as the musical shot heard around the world. During halftime of Friday night’s game – a lone voice began to sing the forbidden song. ‘Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee,’ the singer sang. Brittany Mann was there and she witnessed the entire moment of defiance,” Starnes wrote.

“We were just sitting there and then one by one people started to stand,” she told Starnes. “At first, it started out as a hum but the sound got louder and louder.”

Soon “hundreds” were singing.

“At that moment I was so proud of my town – coming together and taking a stand for something we believe in,” she told Starnes. “It breaks my heart to see where our country is going – getting farther and farther away from the Christian beliefs that our country was founded on.”

WND previously has documented a Big List of cases in which government rulings have removed religious rights from Christians.

Missouri State University, for example, dismissed a student from a counseling program for expressing opposition to counseling same-sex duos.

In Iowa, Gortz Haus Gallery and bistro owners Betty and Richard Odgaard were sued by a homosexual duo.

In Texas, David and Edie Delmore, who own a bakery, were approached by Ben Valencia and Luis Marmolejo about a cake for a “gay wedding.” They declined, referring the potential customers to other bakers. Subsequently, they claim their home has been vandalized and their son has been threatened with **** by a broken beer bottle.

One business even was attacked for answering a hypothetical question on the issue.

Family owned Memories Pizza in Indiana came into the crosshairs of homosexuals when an owner was interviewed by a local TV station in the aftermath of the adoption of the state’s religious freedom law. Responding to a reporter’s question, the owner said that while her restaurant serves “gays,” her Christian faith wouldn’t allow her to cater a “gay wedding.” The restaurant immediately became a focal point of outrage toward the law, with threats of death and destruction, causing the owners to shut down their business.

Not necessarily legal

In two recent cases, judges forced Christians in the workplace to violate their beliefs.

In one case, the U.S. Supreme Court left standing a lower court decision that Washington state pharmacists who are Christian must violate their faith to practice their profession, forcing them to provide abortion drugs. The second decision came from a federal judge – Reeves – who determined county clerks in the state must violate their faith to hold their office.

The Supreme Court’s move alarmed Justice Samuel Alito, who warned there was evidence that the “impetus for the adoption of the regulations was hostility to pharmacists whose religious beliefs regarding abortion and contraception are out of step with prevailing opinion in the state.”

In the Mississippi ruling, Reeves said clerks in the state cannot cite their religious beliefs to excuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to homosexual duos.

Such a dispute already had been litigated in Kentucky, where Judge David Bunning reached the same conclusion, ordering Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to violate her faith. When she declined, Bunning abruptly jailed her with no due process.

But Kentucky’s legislature simply adopted a provision protecting clerks’ religious rights, and Davis asked that the federal case be closed.

In Mississippi, however, not even action by state lawmakers was sufficient for Reeves, who ordered not only that clerks be required to provide services that violate their faith, they must be given “formal notice” of the requirement that they violate their faith.

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NJ Teen Comes Out As Lesbian, Her Parents Throw Her A Rainbow Pride Party

After sending Ratzman and her cousin to the mall for supplies for an early Independence Day party on July 2, her family set up for their surprise: a pride party to celebrate their daughter. Everyone came to the party: her brother, aunt, uncle, cousins and grandparents.


New Jersey teenager comes out as gay to family, parents throw her surprise rainbow Pride party

“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: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” Romans 1:26,27 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The change that has taken place in America over the last 7 and a half years cannot rightly be immediately reckoned. There has been a massive paradigm shift of spirituality and morality to the extent where the poles have irrevocably shifted. The LGBT, who has never held out for mere ‘tolerance or acceptance’, are now the celebrated, dominating force in American culture.

Kinsey Ratzman’s coming out went even better than she expected. The 17-year-old New Jersey teenager came out to her parents in June when they directly asked her if she was gay, she told the Daily News.

“My parents had asked me if I was in a relationship and when I said yes they proceeded to ask if it was with a girl,” Ratzman said. “I think they had had suspicions for a while which prompted that question.”

Seeing how well her family reacted, Ratzman then came out online.

“A year ago today I found out that I’d be able to marry the love of my life in my own country… I was a very happy pup. #lovewins (& oh yeah btw I’m gay and this is me coming out yikes),” Ratzman wrote on Instagram last week. But her parents weren’t done yet.


After sending Ratzman and her cousin to the mall for supplies for an early Independence Day party on July 2, her family set up for their surprise: a pride party to celebrate their daughter. Everyone came to the party: her brother, aunt, uncle, cousins and grandparents.

“They were all involved in the planning of it,” Ratzman told the News. “They were just happy I was happy with it.”

Ratzman posted the whole party online, complete with rainbow decorations, food and cake — red, white and blue on the outside, rainbow on the inside.

“It was so sweet and I was honestly so shocked,” she said. “I never expected that reaction.”

The celebration continued online as the photos of the pride party gained almost 30,000 likes.

Ratzman said she’s received hundreds of messages and she’s tried to respond to all of them. “So many people from the LGBT community, as well as many straight allies, have shared their own experiences or even have asked for my guidance,” she told the News.

The responses have been overwhelmingly positive
, she said, but the negative comments are nothing new.

“I’ve responded to a few that I’ve seen getting (retweeted) because it’s really not good to have them spread that hate,” she said, “but for the most part I just ignore them because if you don’t you’re just feeding into their ego.” source
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Iowa Challenged Over Concerns Churches Banned From Speaking, Living Beliefs on Gender Identity

A congregation on Iowa has filed a federal lawsuit against the state Civil Rights Commission over concerns that its interpretation of local laws pertaining to gender identity prohibits churches from speaking about or living out its beliefs on the issue.

According to Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which filed the suit on Monday, the Commission’s publication “Public Accommodations Provider’s Guide to Iowa Law” says that sometimes churches are required to follow restroom use and speech laws.

“Where qualifications are not related to a bona fide religious purpose, churches are still subject to the law’s provisions (e.g. a child care facility operated at a church or a church service open to the public),” the publication reads.

In addition to regulations about public accommodations, the Des Moines city code outlines that it is illegal to “[d]irectly or indirectly print or circulate or cause to be printed or circulated any advertisement, statement, publication or use any form of application for entrance and membership which expresses, directly or indirectly, any limitation, specification or discrimination as to race, religion, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry or disability…”

Fort Des Moines Church of Christ says that the law, coupled with the Commission’s interpretation, has caused its leaders to be mum on certain issues out of concern that it “will be sanctioned if it expresses its religious beliefs regarding biological sex during its religious services, Bible studies, other religious programming, and various events and activities held in its buildings, or if it distributes its facility policy regarding shower and restroom use.”

Cornerstone World Outreach has similar concerns, and has likewise obtained legal counsel over the matter.

“It’s fundamentally wrong and I can’t comply with that,” Pastor Cary Gordon told the Daily Signal.. “I’ve taken an oath to the Lord Jesus Christ, and I obey the Bible above all men. … I have to obey God, and that puts me in a precarious position.”

The legal group First Liberty sent a demand letter to the Commission on Tuesday, contending that its interpretation of the law “is a government mandate that the church violate its sincerely held religious beliefs under penalty of law.”

“[T]he Commission requires places of public accommodation, which includes churches, to segregate living facilities, locker rooms, and restrooms based on gender identity. In other words, Cornerstone cannot require that patrons and congregants use its facilities based on their biological sex,” it wrote.

“Furthermore, the Brochure’s sweeping language forbidding ‘hostility’ and ‘unwelcom[ing]’ speech could be interpreted as restricting Cornerstone’s ability to teach its religious beliefs. Each of these mandates is an impermissible violation of Cornerstone World Outreach’s constitutional rights to free exercise of religion and
free speech,” the letter continued.

First Liberty is asking that the Commission alter its guidelines and declare that Cornerstone World Outreach will be exempt from any enforcement action. The group may likewise file a legal challenge if the response is not satisfactory.

“This is a clear case of the state violating the sanctity of the church. It should send chills down the spine of every congregation in Iowa,” Chief of Staff Chelsey Youman said in a statement. “The State of Iowa claims it has the power to regulate what churches can teach about human sexuality and how they operate their facilities. The government has absolutely no authority to force a church to violate its religious beliefs. This is a massive violation of the First Amendment.”

“Churches should be free to teach their religious beliefs and operate their houses of worship according to their faith without being threatened by the government. That is a foundational First Amendment principle,” also remarked ADF Legal Counsel Christiana Holcomb.

“Churches have always been protected from government intrusion, and they still are,” she added. “They have a firmly established freedom to teach their beliefs and set internal policies that reflect their biblical teachings about marriage and human sexuality. One can hardly imagine a more obvious unconstitutional invasion of the state into the internal affairs of the church.”

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Canadian Appeals Court Rules Law School Can Be Denied Accreditation Due to Biblical Marriage Beliefs

A Canadian appeals court has ruled that a Christian law school can be denied accreditation due to its biblical beliefs about the institution of marriage.

As previously reported, Trinity Western University had filed suit in October 2014 after the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society (NSBS) refused to recognize graduates as being attorneys until the Christian institution changed its policy on sexuality.

“According to the Bible, sexual intimacy is reserved for marriage between one man and one woman, and within that marriage bond it is God’s intention that it be enjoyed as a means for marital intimacy and procreation,” the university policy reads. “Honoring and upholding these principles, members of the TWU community strive for purity of thought and relationship, respectful modesty, personal responsibility for actions taken, and avoidance of contexts where temptation to compromise would be particularly strong.”

Students and staff must sign a covenant committing to personally uphold these lifestyle standards.

In January 2015, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court court found that the Society did not properly protect the religious freedom of the school as required by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

“I have concluded that the NSBS did not have the authority to do what it did,” Justice Jamie Campbell of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court wrote on Wednesday. “I have also concluded that even if it did have that authority it did not exercise it in a way that reasonably considered the concerns for religious freedom and liberty of conscience.”

But on Wednesday, the Ontario Court of Appeals ruled that Trinity Western University’s standards were discriminatory and compared the matter to the 1983 U.S. Supreme Court ruling over Bob Jones University’s opposition to interracial marriage.

“The Covenant is a document that discriminates against LGBTQ persons by forcing them to renounce their dignity and self-respect in order to obtain an education,” read the opinion written by Justice James MacPherson, and concurred by Justices Eleanore Cronk and Gladys Pardu. “The LSUC’s decision not to accredit TWU was indeed a reasonable conclusion.”

The judges stated that the law school may live out its Christian convictions—but without accreditation.

“The LSUC’s decision not to accredit TWU does not prevent the practice of a religious belief itself; rather it denies a public benefit because of the impact of that religious belief on others—members of the LGBTQ community,” MacPherson wrote.

But Trinity Western University expressed concern over the decision, finding it a government intrusion.

“It’s saying that a public organization like the law society has the freedom to say ‘this is what you may believe. Your freedom of religion is not that important,'” spokesperson Amy Robertson told reporters. “Freedom of conscience and religion is one of the most profound privileges of being a Canadian—it gives us the right to believe in God and express that and it gives us the right not to believe in God and express that.”

“Freedom of conscience and religion is the first of the fundamental freedoms mentioned in the charter,” she stated. “It is deeply compromised by this decision, and everyone in Canada, religious or not, should be concerned.”

The university plans to appeal to the Canadian Supreme Court.

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Iowa Commission Alters Language on When Gender Identity Laws Apply to Churches

The Iowa Human Rights Commission has altered the language of its public accommodations brochure in an attempt to assuage concerns about requirements for houses of worship, but one group says that it doesn’t go far enough to protect religious freedom.

As previously reported, the Commission’s previous publication “Public Accommodations Provider’s Guide to Iowa Law” noted that sometimes churches are required to follow restroom use and speech laws.

“Where qualifications are not related to a bona fide religious purpose, churches are still subject to the law’s provisions (e.g. a child care facility operated at a church or a church service open to the public),” the brochure read.

In addition to regulations about public accommodations, one of the Des Moines nondiscrimination laws highlighted by concerned parties outlines that it is illegal to “[d]irectly or indirectly print or circulate or cause to be printed or circulated any advertisement, statement, publication or use any form of application for entrance and membership which expresses, directly or indirectly, any limitation, specification or discrimination as to race, religion, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry or disability…”

But following a lawsuit from attorneys representing Fort Des Moines Church of Christ and a demand letter from attorneys representing Cornerstone World Outreach, the Commission adjusted the concerning section of its brochure to provide clarification.

The groups had expressed concern that the Commission might punish churches for their restroom policies and/or for speaking about their biblical stances on gender identity.

“Places of worship (e.g. churches, synagogues, mosques, etc.) are generally exempt from the Iowa law’s prohibition of discrimination, unless the place of worship engages in non-religious activities which are open to the public,” the new text now reads. “The law may apply to an independent day care or polling places located on the premises of the place of worship.”

But the Commission says that its original language was never meant to punish pastors.

“The Iowa Civil Rights Commission has not done anything to suggest it would be enforcing these laws against ministers in the pulpit, and there has been no new publication or statement from the ICRC raising the issue,” director Kristin Johnson told the Des Moines Register on Friday.

However, some are still concerned about the language in the publication and state that it does not go far enough to provide assurances that churches will not face legal sanctions.

“While the commission was right to remove some of the most disturbing language in its brochure, the change in the brochure doesn’t fix the inherent problem with the Civil Rights Act that forms the basis of the lawsuit—that the act gives the commission power to determine what parts of a church’s activities do not have a ‘bona fide religious purpose’ and are thereby subject to the act’s prohibitions,” Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) legal counsel Christiana Holcomb, who represents Fort Des Moines Church of Christ, said in a statement.

But First Liberty, which represents Cornerstone World Outreach, is pleased with the results.

“We’re taking the state at its word that it will not encroach on the church in any way,” remarked Chief of Staff Chelsey Youman. “However, if it does in the future, we stand ready to use the full force of the law to protect the church’s free exercise of religion and free speech under the Constitution.”


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First sign of national judgment?

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And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.


That seems like a perfect picture of modern day America.

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Governments To Christians: Don’t You Dare Speak Out Against The Sexual Sin In Society

In our upside down world, evil has become good and good has become evil.  Once upon a time, everyone in society generally knew what was “right” and what was “wrong” even if they didn’t always abide by the rules.  But now the rules have been totally flipped on their head.  If you choose to live a lifestyle that is morally wrong, you are celebrated by society, and if you choose to speak out against the sexual sin that is exploding everywhere around us then you are considered to be a “hater” and a “bigot”.  In fact, governments all over the world are now passing “hate speech” laws that are making it a crime to speak out against sexual sin.  With each passing year it gets even worse, and those pushing this agenda forward are never going to be satisfied until those standing up for Biblical truth are locked away in prison.

And I was not exaggerating when I said that sexual sin is “exploding” in our society.  One example of this is the stunning growth of “polyamory”.  The following comes from a recent article in the Guardian that highlighted how the city of Portland in particular has become a hotbed for those that are into the “poly lifestyle”…

Polyamory is the practice of intimate relationships involving more than two people with the consent of everyone involved. In recent years, polyamory is working its way to becoming a household term. Researchers have estimated that 4 to 5% of Americans practice some form of consensual non-monogamy. A 2014 blog post by Psychology Today revealed that 9.8 million people have agreed to allow satellite lovers in their relationships, which includes poly couples, swinging couples and others practicing sexual non-monogamy.

And in Portland – home to swingers’ clubs, the most strip bars per capita, and annual **** festivals – it seems you can’t throw a stone without finding a poly relationship. Although there’s no official data supporting an exact number, various Meetup groups boast a few thousand members each, while other Facebook groups have hundreds.

Another lifestyle choice that has been experiencing tremendous growth is bisexuality.  According to the New York Post, one study of 30,000 U.S. adults found that the number of Americans that have dabbled on both sides of the fence has more than doubled since 1990…

Bisexuality is booming, with the number of people who bed men and women more than doubling, a study says.

Some 7.7 percent revealed they had bi romps in 2014, compared to 3.1 percent in 1990.

And it isn’t just the world that is embracing these alternative lifestyles.

Just check out what the western division of the United Methodist Church just decided to do…

Representatives of the United Methodist Church have elected their first openly gay bishop, in defiance of church prohibitions on homosexuality.

Rev. Karen Oliveto, senior pastor of Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, was elected bishop of the church’s Western Division at a conference Friday night in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“I think at this moment I have a glimpse of the realm of God,” 58-year-old Oliveto said after her election, according to a news story from the church. “Today we took a step closer to embody beloved community and while we may be moving there, we are not there yet. We are moving on to perfection.”

Of course a lot of Bible-believing Christians don’t like where things are headed, and they are speaking out about it.  Unfortunately, this is becoming more difficult to do all over the world.  National, state and local governments all over the planet are passing new “hate speech laws” that are extremely strict, and many of these new laws are specifically targeted at Christians.

So if you say the wrong thing at the wrong time in the wrong place, you could actually be hauled off to prison.

Just today, I came across an article that talked about how 60 homes in Germany were recently raided by police in a “hate speech” crackdown…

Writing a blog or venting in social media about a topic deemed to be “Hate Speech” will leave yourself getting raided by the police in Germany. According to a report from Breitbart, German Police recently raided homes of 60 people suspected of writing what is deemed ‘hate’ speech on social media in Germany. This effort was coordinated by the Federal Criminal Police (BKA),consisting officers from 25 departments search across 14 states.

These police raids took place in efforts to fight against “verbal radicalisation”, according to the German government. These type of procedures have increased in the wake of Europe’s migrant crisis. BKA President Holger Münch said attacks on migrant shelters were the result of “radicalisation” on social media.

You may not think that such a thing could happen in North America, but you would be wrong.

In Canada, a new “hate speech” bill has just been introduced that would hit anyone found guilty of “hate speech” against transgender individuals with up to two years in prison…

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a bill that would criminalize anti-transgender speech, with violators receiving up to two years in prison.

The new bill, introduced May 17 on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, aims to amend the Canadian Criminal Code to expand the country’s “hate speech” prohibitions to include any public speech or communication that “promotes hatred” on the basis of “gender identity” or “gender expression.” It would also change the Canadian Human Rights Act to cover transgender people.

In New York City, new rules that were recently issued by the New York City Commission on Human Rights state that you could be fined up to $250,000 for each time that you offend a transgender individual.

According to the rules, “offenses” include such things as referring to a transgender individual by the wrong pronoun or not allowing a transgender individual to use the restroom of their choice.

More laws, rules and regulations like this are going to continue to be put into place, and it will eventually get to the point where those that wish to speak out about sexual morality are essentially banned from doing so.

Of course this is precisely what the Bible told us to expect during the last days just before the return of Jesus Christ.  In my new book entitled The Rapture Verdict, I talk about the growing darkness in society and the coming judgment on the United States of America.  But I also emphasize that God has a plan, and that a great move of God is coming even in the midst of all the darkness.

All throughout history, the world has tried to crush the church, but it has never worked.

And without a doubt, great persecution is coming, but we will never bend, we will never bow, and we will never deny the truth.


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« Reply #389 on: July 22, 2016, 05:52:11 pm »

Macy's Fires Catholic Employee for Questioning Transgender Policy


"Macy’s would not leave this alone."


Another Christian has fallen victim to the LGBT bully-machine raging its way across the United States.

Javier Chavez, a senior store detective at Macy’s in Flushing, New York, no longer has a job because he dared to question the retail outlet's new transgender bathroom policy.

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A female customer and her daughter were afraid to enter the restroom due the male’s presence there, and a security guard reporting to Chavez directed the man to leave and use the men’s room. The man left, claiming to be a female, before then complaining to the store officials about being asked to leave.

Chavez was later informed by a Macy’s assistant store manager that certain males can use the ladies restroom, something he had not been made aware of prior to the incident. Then an assistant security manager told Chavez that transgender individuals can use the bathroom of their choosing.

Though Chavez responded to Macy's complete rejection of nature, common-sense, and science by saying the policy did not align with his religious views as a committed Catholic, he still agreed to enforce the policy. That agreement, however, was not enough, and Macy's had to make an example of him. Fast.

 "Macy’s would not leave this alone," Catholic League President Bill Donohue stated, "and this is where it crossed the line."

So what did the all-American Macy's do next? The company that once proudly featured itself in the great American Christmas classic Miracle on the 34th Street proceeded to censure Mr. Chavez by hauling him into the Human Resource office (America's equivalent of Marxist re-education camps) and firing him.

In a legal complaint for wrongful firing, Chavez stated that they terminated him after he informed them of his Catholicism.

"After my employer learned that I was a practicing Catholic, with religious concerns about this policy, I was terminated because of my religion, in violation of the New York State Human Rights Law," Chavez states in his complaint.

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