Misc. religious news clippings regarding homosexual activism: 2004 — 2017

NOTE: This loose compilation is NOT meant to convey bigotry or any hatred toward persons, rather it is offered in response to homosexual activists and advocates who contend they are objects of hated and bigotry, though that is what they engage in themselves. We cannot know the love and salvation of Jesus Christ as long as we justify what the Bible clearly shows to be sin, and reject those who seek our salvation, as sinners saved by grace. For more on that most necessary and urgent need, please read the messages here. And may you respond to God's saving grace in Jesus Christ. Amen.

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For information on homosexuality and the Bible see HOMOSEXUAL RELATIONS and the BIBLE

Wednesday January 7, 2004

Homosexual Activists Sue Catholic Cardinal in Spain over Sermon

In his sermon the Cardinal explained that to provide the benefits of marriage to "all types of unions, including those by nature unable to have children, will result in the systematic destruction of the social security system." He said social security is best served by "the fecund love of the Christian family." The homosexual activist group president claimed the Cardinal's remarks constitute "slander and an incitement to discrimination" on the basis of sexual orientation. Spain is in the midst of a low birth rate crisis with one of the lowest birth rates in the world at 1.2 children per woman.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2004/jan/04010705.html

Friday May 25, 2007

Rainbow Sash Member to Disrupt Masses Across United States, Again

Homosexual activists disrupt Pentecost Mass.(United States)(Rainbow Sash)

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Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN--Homosexual activists associated with the so-called Rainbow Sash group demonstrated during a Pentecost Mass at St. Paul's Cathedral on June 4, 2006. After being denied Communion, they consumed fragments of a host distributed by a man not wearing a sash, who had received one. Chaos broke out, with ushers threatening to call police. The Mass continued, however, and the incident ended peacefully.

The incident mirrored one that occurred at the same church last year, when the situation degenerated into something of a free-for-all, with sash wearers ..

Pro-Gay Censorship Law Crops Up in Colorado

From WorldNetDaily:

A new Colorado law promotes sexual identity "perception" to the level of skin color under state discrimination laws.

The law makes it illegal to deny a person access to public accommodations, including restrooms and locker rooms, based on gender identity or the "perception" of gender identity. http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=66829

Canadian Pastor Fined; Christians Banned from Voicing Biblical Opposition

From WorldNetDaily:

A Canadian tribunal ordered a Christian pastor to renounce his faith and never again express moral opposition to homosexuality, according to a new report.

In a decision dated May 30 in the penalty phase of the quasi-judicial proceedings run by the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal, evangelical pastor Stephen Boisson was banned from expressing his biblical perspective of homosexuality and ordered to pay $5,000 for "damages for pain and suffering" as well as apologize to the activist who complained of being hurt...

"In this case there is no specific individual who can be compensated as there is no direct victim who has come forward," [lawyer Lori G. Andreachuk] wrote.

However, that did not stop her from ordering the payment anyway.

And as for the future, she wrote:

"Mr. Boissoin and The Concerned Christian Coalition Inc. shall cease publishing in newspapers, by e-mail, on the radio, in public speeches, or on the Internet, in future, disparaging remarks about gays and homosexuals. Further, they shall not and are prohibited from making disparaging remarks in the future about … Lund or … Lund's witnesses relating to their involvement in this complaint. Further, all disparaging remarks versus homosexuals are directed to be removed from current Web sites and publications of Mr. Boissoin and The Concerned Christian Coalition Inc..." http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=66704

Swedish Pastor Acquitted of Hate Speech Charges

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051129/ap_on_re_eu/sweden_pastor_gays_4

"A Pentecostal pastor who denounced homosexuality as a "cancerous tumor" in a sermon said Tuesday he would stop preaching against gays after Sweden's highest court acquitted him of hate speech. ...

"This is great for freedom of religion and speech," Green, 64, told The Associated Press by telephone from his home on the island of Oland, off Sweden's southeastern coast. "It feels great that we get to keep that."

Even so, Green said he would not deliver any more sermons about homosexuals. "I don't need to," he said. "I have said so clearly where I stand on the issue...I wished for (attention), but I didn't think it would reach all of Sweden, and even outside the country," Green said. "It feels good to have been able to be such an influence."- Mattias Karen, Associated Press writer, Nov. 29 2005

Brazilian Youth Conference Promotes "Diversity"

From LifeSite:

Brazil's first national "Youth Conference", held in the capital city of Brasilia in late April, concluded with a declaration in favour of the legalization of abortion and the creation of an educational system free of “homophobia”.

Participants were also given government materials that defended homosexuality... "to be homosexual (gay or lesbian), bisexual, transvestite or transsexual isn't an illness, isn't illegal, isn't wrong, and isn't an option.  It's an orientation like heterosexuality, that is to say, another way of living and expressing one's love."

Read the entire article >>

University of Toledo Disciplines Administrator for Being Critical of Homosexuality

From CNA:

An administrator at the University of Toledo has been placed on paid administrative leave after writing a column in a local paper that argued against including homosexuals as “civil rights victims” and characterized homosexuality as a lifestyle choice.   
Crystal Dixon, associate vice president of human resources at the state-run University of Toledo, wrote a column for the Toledo Free Press in response to an April 4 column by the paper’s Editor-in-Chief Michael S. Miller.  Miller argued that Ohio is behind in “gay rights” and also criticized the University of Toledo’s lack of health care benefits for some domestic partnerships.
Dixon, who did not identify herself as a university administrator, argued in an April 18 column that those “choosing the homosexual lifestyle” should not be considered “civil rights victims.”  She said that while she cannot change her identity as a black woman, “thousands of homosexuals make a life decision to leave the gay lifestyle.”  Dixon referenced prominent individuals who had renounced their behavior, sometimes because of “a realization that their choice of same-sex practices wreaked havoc in their psychological and physical lives.”
Read the whole article >>

Demonstrators Harass Christian Youth in Germany

A traditional Christian youth festival in Germany faced unprecedented disruptions by leftists who hacked the gathering's website, interrupted speeches and threw beer bottles at visitors, organizers said on Tuesday.

Christival, a periodical gathering of Protestant Christian youth in Germany founded in 1976, was meant to be a chance for likeminded young people to meet up and celebrate their faith.
But thousands of attendees at this year’s festival in the northern city of Bremen found themselves under siege by leftist extremists determined to protest what they saw as Christian intolerance to homosexuality and abortion.
There have never been disruptions of this kind in the entire history of the event,” Christival spokesman Steve Volke told The Local on Tuesday. “They tried to storm the festival area. They threw beer bottles at participants. The whole five days of the festival there was always something happening.”
...“The mood was stirred up beforehand that it was a festival against homosexuality and abortion,” said Volke. “But it was two seminars out of 230 – and complete nonsense to call it a fundamentalist Christian youth gathering.”
Read the whole article >>

Australian Churches Rights in Question

From the Sydney Star Observer:

Christian organisations in all states and territories may have lost the right to discriminate against gay people despite religious exemptions in anti-discrimination laws, legal experts claimed this week following a landmark ruling against the Uniting Church’s Wesley Mission.

Homosexuality as an intolerable sin was not a doctrine of Christianity, the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal ruled last month, because there were many dissenting views on the subject among Christian groups generally, and specifically within the Uniting Church. http://www.ssonet.com.au/display.asp?ArticleID=8250

Family groups decry same-sex ruling 'Arrogant' Nebraska judge strikes down marriage amendment Posted: May 14, 2005 1:00 am Eastern

Pro-family groups across the nation accused a federal judge in Nebraska of judicial activism after he became the first in the U.S. to strike down a state amendment barring same-sex marriage or civil unions, nullifying a Nebraska measure passed by 70 percent of voters in 2000. http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=44269

A Kamloops (British Columbia) City Council member will pay a hefty fine and also apologize for comments he made about homosexuality at a public meeting last summer. Those comments by the local politician led to a complaint being lodged with Canada’s Human Rights Commission and could have proceeded to a tribunal.

LifeSite News reports that John DeCicco, who is Catholic, made the remarks at a Kamloops City Council meeting in June of last year and repeated them to the media afterward, saying that homosexual acts were "not normal and not natural." A homosexual activist couple filed the human rights complaint against him in August.

DeCicco has now decided to accept a $1,000 fine and make a statement of apology in order to avoid a Human Rights Tribunal hearing. However, the Catholic city official says his opinion has not changed. http://exodus.blogs.com/liveoutloud/2007/02/canadian_offici.html

May 17, 2005 WorldNetDaily.com

'Little Black Book' teaches kids 'gay' sex

The booklet, entitled "The Little Black Book – Queer in the 21st Century," contains what the activist group Article 8 Alliance calls "deadly misinformation on health." Included in the booklet are graphic descriptions of homosexual conduct, ...

Also included is a list of homosexual bars and clubs in the Boston area "for the discerning queerboy." The Article 8 Alliance points out the students attending the event were of middle-school and high-school age. As WorldNetDaily also reported, a Massachusetts father who recently protested a pro-homosexual book his 6-year-old son had been given in school spent a night in jail after being arrested by police – an incident the activist group mentions as further evidence of a pro-"gay" attitude by officials.

Dissenting Connecticut Clergy Contend for ECUSA's Reform. (AgapePress) The Episcopal Bishop of Connecticut is threatening to punish six priests who are at odds with his support for the Episcopal Church USA's current positions on homosexual issues. The conservative clergy face being defrocked for their refusal to abide by the ECUSA's practice of ordaining homosexuals and conducting same-sex blessing ceremonies. http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/5/52005c.asp

Washington Metro board director fired for public statement on homosexuality.

Washington Metro board director and practicing Catholic Robert J. Smith appeared on a local cable show as the Republican pointman to discuss gay marriage. Smith commented that as a Roman Catholic he believed homosexual behavior to be "deviant" in comparison to heterosexual behavior.

"As an openly gay elected official," Graham demanded Smith's resignation from the transit authority board. Smith refused, explaining that his remarks had nothing to do with his job and were made in public outside of his job. He also reiterated his support for Metro's non-discrimination policy and his respect for differing views on homosexuality. Nonetheless, Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich Jr. bowed to Graham and fired Smith because the governor wants "inclusiveness" and "tolerance."

In the past, Graham has made intolerant and non-inclusive comments about ex-gays and Catholics, yet unlike Smith, Graham still has his job. For example, in 2003, when he was a chair of the Metro Board, Graham remarked that he found PFOX's subway advertisements urging tolerance for ex-gays to be "offensive" and "deplorable."

In addition to his anti-ex-gay comments, Jim Graham has also made anti-Catholic remarks in his official role as a D.C. councilmember. In 2000, when the D.C. City Council rejected a "conscience clause" to exempt Catholic organizations from being forced to purchase health insurance employee plans that covered artificial birth control, Graham lashed out at the Pope and the Washington Archdiocese for practicing the Catholic religion. http://pfox.org/HETEROSEXUALS_VICTIMIZED_BY_HOMOSEXUALS.html

PROP. 8 SUPPORTER VIOLENTLY ATTACKED FOR DISTRIBUTING LAWN SIGNS

October 13, 2008 Contact: Chip White/Sonja Eddings Brown, 916-215-4392

MODESTO-October 13—In a violent display of intolerance, an opponent of Proposition 8 attacked and seriously injured a man who was volunteering on Sunday for the initiative to define marriage as between and a man and a woman.

Prop. 8 supporter, Jose Nunez, 37, was brutally assaulted while waiting to distribute yard signs to other supporters of the initiative after church services at the St. Stanislaus Parish in Modesto.

The assailant grabbed about 75 signs and yelled at Nunez accusingly, “What do you have against gays!” Although Nunez replied that he had nothing against gays, he was attacked anyway. The assailant punched Nunez in the left eye and ran off with the signs.

Nunez, his eye dripping with blood, walked into a building on church grounds where a fellow parishoner called 911. Police and paramedics responded to the scene.

Nunez, who suffered a bloody eye, serious wounds to his face, and a scratch to his knee, was rushed by ambulance to a local hospital where he received 16 stitches under his eye.

Nunez, a native of Mexico, became an American citizen two months ago and plans to vote for the first time in November. http://www.protectmarriage.com/article/prop-8-supporter-violently-attacked-for-distributing-lawn-signs

NEA Demands 'Acceptance,' Not 'Tolerance'

From Renew America:

"That NEA advocates for the inclusion of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender issues in the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education teacher education program review process."

That was recommended at the NEA meeting in Orlando. That means that the NEA "recommends that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues be required content for teacher credentialing," according to AFA Action Alert.

... In addition, the NEA took out the term "tolerance" regarding homosexuality and supplied "acceptance and respect" concerning such alliances. "The author of New Business Item 52 used this rationale: 'We should teach acceptance and respect, not tolerance, of those who are different from us wherever appropriate.'" http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/swank/080130

Boy Scouts to be Evicted -- Unless they Renounce Policy on Homosexuality

From LifeSite:

The Philadelphia council of the Boy Scouts of America will lose the lease on its historic premises for its refusal to bow to pressure from the homosexual lobby to accept homosexual members and leaders. The city has told the Scouts they will be evicted if they cannot come up with US $200,000 a year "market value" rent for the land on which their building sits. Until now, the Scouts had paid a nominal $1 per year lease fee although the youth organisation had originally owned the premises in 1929.

The famous Beaux Arts style building was built and paid for by the Scouts, and turned over to the city with the understanding that the Scouts would be allowed to remain in it rent-free "in perpetuity."

City solicitor Romulo L. Diaz Jr. gave Philadelphia's "Cradle of Liberty Council" of the Scouts until Monday this week to renounce their policy. http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/dec/07121107.html

California Senate Passes Homosexual Curriculum Bill

By a vote of 23-13, the California Senate has approved SB 777, a bill that will require schools to portray homosexual, bisexual and transgender lifestyles in a positive light to students from Kindergarten to 12th grade. Randy Thomasson, the president of the Campaign for Children and Families, was quoted as saying that parents "are angry at Democrats for passing this school sexual indoctrination bill and frustrated that Republicans did little to fight it."

The bill forces the California education code to redefine terms like "sex" and "gender," and forbids any sense of bias against alternative lifestyles in curriculum or school activities. Conservative groups are hoping Governor Schwarzeneggar will veto SB 777 as he did a similar bill last year.

The Los Angeles Unified School District has already implemented SB 777's policies, according to the Christian Post. Allegedly, boys in the district who identify as females are allowed to enter the girls' locker room and rest rooms. http://exodus.blogs.com/liveoutloud/2007/05/california_sena.html

Gay Advocates Claim the Right to Indoctrinate Children

From WorldNet Daily:

A collection of 'gay' organizations has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a Massachusetts lawsuit, claiming they have every right to teach their doctrine to grade-school students.
Parental rights, according to the brief filed this week, "have never meant that a parent can demand prior notice and the right to opt a child out of mere exposure to ideas in the public schools that a parent disapproves of."
That includes, according to the brief, religious or any other ideas.
The new brief was filed in a Massachusetts District Court lawsuit by Lexington parent David Parker, whose civil rights case is pending, by the Human Rights Campaign, the ACLU, Massachusetts Teachers Association, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders and others. http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=52311

Ky. students can't skip anti-gay harassment training http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=16508 "Students have no religious or free-speech right to opt-out of school training aimed at stopping anti-gay harassment in Boyd County schools, a federal judge has ruled.U.S. District Judge David Bunning said "there is simply no basis for an opt-out" because the training does not endorse any viewpoint or require students to disavow their religious beliefs. Three students had skipped the mandatory sessions at Boyd County schools.Bunning wrote in an opinion issued Feb. 17 that mandatory training "to address the issue of harassment at school, including harassment based upon actual or perceived sexual orientation, is rationally related to a legitimate educational goal, namely to maintain a safe environment."- Associated Press, Feb. 20, 2006

Homosexuals Seek to Shut Down Canadian Pro-Family Websites

"Homosexual activists have denounced three Calgary based websites to the Alberta and Federal Human Rights Commissions, demanding that the sites which post information critical of homosexual behaviour be shut down.
Homosexual activists in Alberta have targeted these websites run by Craig Chandler, a Canadian conservative and talk-radio host. The sites contain postings of letters, calls for action, and archived copies of a radio show called Freedom Radio Network. The radio program hosted by Chandler with co-host Erik Gregson describes itself as  “conservative without apology” and “a breath of fresh air in a world inundated by left wing liberal media”.
LifeSiteNews.com spoke with Chandler, who explained that his long and expensive battle with the human rights commissions began over two years ago. At that time the Executive Director of Concerned Christians Canada, Rev. Stephen Boissoin wrote a letter to the editor denouncing the homosexual agenda. Dr. Darren Lund of the University of Calgary then filed a complaint with the Alberta Human Rights Commission about the letter, which Boissoin and Chandler have been forced to fight to the tune of close to $100,000, with no end to the case in sight.
Not only was Boissoin brought before the Commission, but Lund and other homosexual activists attempted to have three affiliated websites, all of which are following and publicizing the case, shut down. The three websites are concernedchristians.ca, freetospeak.ca, and freedomradionetwork.ca.  The Alberta Human Rights Commission, however, dismissed the complaint, says Chandler, allowing the sites to continue running.  The homosexual activists, however, not lightly to be brushed aside, then filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission."

read more: LifeSite News.Com

Syphilis rates in blacks, women and babies declined significantly between 1999 and 2004 but continued to rise overall, driven by a dramatic jump in infections among gay and bisexual men, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. Rising Syphilis Rate Linked to Gay Men

"An unusually virulent form of chlamydia has emerged in the United States, primarily among gay men, after an outbreak in Europe two years ago, federal researchers said Wednesday. : Virulent Chlamydia Detected Largely Among Gay Men in U.S.

When Tolerance means Intolerance

"Daniel Burke is the owner of a minor league baseball team – the Portland, Maine, Sea Dogs...He thought it might be a nice touch to commission some public artwork to rest outside Hadlock Field where the Sea Dogs play and offer it to the city for free...he commissioned Rhoda Sherbell, a Long Island, N.Y., artist to create bronze statues of an American family – mom, dad and two kids – headed off to watch a game together...Portland's Public Art Committee had other ideas. They see racism and sexism and probably homophobia beneath the bronze veneer... "-Joseph Farah, Between The Lines, WorldNetDaily, 13 Mar 2006

Gay hecklers interrupt speech by Polish president in Berlin

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060309/en_afp/polandgermanygay_060309162019

Gay rights activists disrupted a speech by conservative Polish President Lech Kaczynski in the German capital in protest at what they called his "homophobic policies".

Kaczynski's speech about the European Union at Humboldt University was delayed for about half an hour as dozens of prostestors shouted "Solidarity without exclusion", a reference to the slogan of the labour movement that challenged Poland's Stalinist regime in 1980s."- Yahoo News, 09 Mar 2006

ADF Demands NC Governor's School Drop Course on 'Gay' Teenagers

http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/3/22006c.asp

"A Christian attorney says a homosexual advocacy seminar for students at the North Carolina Governor's School, a prestigious, six-week summer program for academically gifted and talented high school students, was offered in violation of state and federal law.

The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) has sent a letter to North Carolina school officials, demanding they stop offering "The New Gay Teenager," a seminar presented to elite high school scholars last summer at the North Carolina Governor's School facility in Winston-Salem, known as Governor's School West or GSW. Some parents claim the two instructors who led the seminar encouraged students to question Bible passages condemning homosexuality."- Jim Brown, Agape Press, Mar 2, 2006 http://exodus.blogs.com/liveoutloud/2006/03/adf_demands_nc_.html


Prescription for Tolerance: Is Moral Judgment a Mental Disorder?

http://www.orthodoxytoday.org/articles6/DobrasTolerance.php

"It was bound to happen. In the span of a single generation, we have seen the practice of sodomy evolve from a bizarre sexual behavior to a normative alternative lifestyle; from illegality to a constitutional right; from the closet to the boardroom; from tolerance to promotion; and lastly, from the bathhouse to the marriage altar. The next step, which is already in process, is reminiscent of a Soviet-style "reeducation" program.

According to a December 10, 2005, Washington Post article, "Psychiatry Ponders Whether Extreme Bias Can Be an Illness," it seems there is a serious move afoot to formally designate those who are repulsed by homosexual practice as suffering from a pathological neurosis--"homophobia." In other words, a person who views the legitimization of homosexuality as sinful, immoral, or destructive to society may have a mental disorder!"- Allan Dobras, Orthodoxy today.org

Ex-Gay Organization’s Billboards Defaced in St. Louis

Ministry Plans to Take Part in Conference Despite Vandalism & Protests

One of four billboard signs sponsored by an international network of former homosexuals was recently defaced in St. Louis. The ad, located at I-44 at Kingshighway, is part of a larger billboard campaign featuring pictures of former homosexuals with the words “I Questioned Homosexuality. Change is Possible. Discover How.” Exodus International sponsored the ads in anticipation of Focus on the Family’s Love Won Out conference — a public seminar about homosexuality to be held at the First Evangelical Free Church on February 25.

Vandals Hit Site of “Love Won Out” Conference on Homosexuality http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/feb/06021301.html "Hours after the media announced the location of an international Love Won Out conference for St. Louis to be held Feb. 25, the location was vandalized....At least a dozen eggs were found spattered over the front of the building when employees arrived there early Friday. ... First Free said that the intimidation will not deter them from hosting an event, “designed to equip the church to respond with love and compassion to those who are living homosexually.”

Massachusetts Tells Catholic Church it Must Permit Homosexual Adoption

http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/feb/06022010.html

"Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and a top government leader have told a group of bishops that their request that Catholic institutions be exempt from placing foster children with same-sex parents will be denied.

My understanding is that any exemption would require legislation and would not be something I would be authorized to do on a personal basis,” Romney said, according to a Boston Globe report. He has in the past indicated that he is opposed to same-sex “marriage.”-Terry Vanderheyden, LifeSiteNews.com, Feb. 20, 2006

Gay Activists Ask Canada to Lower Age of Consent for Anal Sex, National Post Agrees

http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/feb/06021403.html

"Homosexual activists have long sought to distance themselves from pedophiles, however Canada's most prominent homosexual activist group has now demanded the lowering the age of consent for anal sex to 16 from 18.  Surprisingly, Canada's National Post, regarded by some as a 'conservative' paper has come out in favour of the proposal."- John Henry Westin, Lifesitenews.com, Feb. 14, 2006

Activist Attests to a Pro-Homosexual Judiciary in His State, Cites Examples

http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/1/232006g.asp

"A homosexual teacher in Massachusetts who admitted to raping one of his teenage students and possessing child pornography has escaped jail time. A Waltham-based pro-family leader says the case is yet another indication that most judges in his state are in league with homosexual activists.

In 1997, Judge Suzanne DelVecchio handed down an eight-year prison sentence to a highly respected gym teacher who had pleaded guilty to raping two school girls. While delivering the sentence, the judge branded John A. Shockro a "sexual predator" and "a parent's worse nightmare" But when Gregory Pathiakis, 26, of the Boston suburb of Brockton recently stood before the same judge and pleaded guilty to raping a 15-year-old male student, Judge DelVecchio gave him no prison time for the assault."- Jim Brown, Agape Press, Jan. 23, 2006

Pro-Homosexual School Posters Fostering 'Intolerance'

http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/1/302006a.asp

"Five teachers at San Leandro High School have refused to abide by a school district order to display a rainbow flag poster in their classrooms. The notebook paper-sized poster sports the logo for the San Leandro Unified School District (SLUSD) as well as the inverted pink triangle, an international symbol for "gay pride." Addressing itself to "lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, [and] questioning youth," the poster reads: "This is a safe place to be who you are. This sign affirms that support and resources are available for you in this school."-Jim Brown, Jody Brown, Jan. 30, 2006 Agape Press

Now marriage out of order

http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100localnews/tm_objectid%3D16571795&method%3Dfull&siteid%3D50002&headline%3Dnow-marriage-out-of-order-name_page.html

"The word 'marriage' is to be taken off register office signs in case it offends gay couples turning up for civil partnership ceremonies.

Councils in the West Midlands are being recommended to remove references to marriage suites at register offices after the introduction of the new partnerships last month."- Ashley Rogers, IC Birmingham.co.uk, Jan 11, 2006

Legislation Gives Unrestrained Power to State Superintendent Concerning Pro-Homosexual Curriculum

http://www.earnedmedia.org/cri0109.htm

To: National Desk

Contact: Karen England of the Capitol Resource Institute, 916-498-1940, 916-212-5607 cell

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 9 /Christian Wire Service/ -- Last week AB 606 (D-Levine) was gutted and amended to permit the state superintendent to withhold state funds if a school district fails to create policies on how to combat discrimination and harassment against homosexuals.

The superintendent may also withhold funds if a school district fails to increase awareness, prevent, and ensure appropriate responses to incidences of discrimination or harassment.

University Clears Worker Punished for Stating Objections to Homosexuality

A student employee at William Patterson University (WPU) in New Jersey has been cleared of sexual harassment charges. The exoneration of 63-year-old part-time student and campus technician Jihad Daniel comes some time after the university's initial reprimand of him for raising objections to homosexuality in his reply to an e-mail promoting a movie and discussion about lesbian relationships. - Jim Brown and Jenni Parker, Agape Press

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Knights of Columbus Forced to Pay Damages to Lesbians for Refusing to Rent Hall for “Wedding” Reception

The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal has demanded that a Roman Catholic men’s fraternity, the Knights of Columbus, award a lesbian couple damages for refusing to rent them a hall for their same-sex “wedding.” - Terry Vanderheyden, LifeSite.net

Posted by Randy Thomas on Thursday, December 15, 2005

UK Author, Broadcaster, Subjected to Police Inquiry for Criticizing Homosexual Adoption as “Homophobic”

A British author and broadcaster was the subject of a police inquiry after she criticized homosexual adoption in a live radio broadcast. - Terry Vanderheyden

Posted by Randy Thomas on Thursday, December 15, 2005

University Drops Charges Against Student for Opposition to Homosexuality

William Paterson University on Wednesday dropped sexual harassment charges against a student employee who had expressed his religion's opposition to homosexuality. - Nathan Burchfiel, CNS News

Posted by Randy Thomas on Monday, December 12, 2005

THURSDAY, APR 12, 2007|

'Pagan morality' on way to becoming law

A legislative plan to "eliminate attitudes" opposing homosexuality is moving forward in Oregon, even though opponents claim it threatens churches and establishes pagan morality as a benchmark for their operations.

Senate Bill 2, already endorsed by the state Senate and favored by Gov. Ted Kulongoski, a Democrat, now heads to the floor of the state House following a 5-1 committee endorsement.

It is expected to be voted on within the next week.

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55145

SATURDAY, JUN 9, 2007

Nominee for Top U.S. Health Educator Blasted for 'Anti-Gay Beliefs'

President Bush's nominee for surgeon general has drawn wide criticism for a past paper he wrote that critics say purported to make the argument that homosexuality is unnatural and unhealthy.

Dr. James W. Holsinger Jr. had presented "The Pathophysiology of Male Homosexuality" in January 1991 to a United Methodist Church's committee to study homosexuality. At that time, the church was wracked by the issue and was considering removing the language that "homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching."

While the United Methodist Church continues to affirm its stance on homosexuality today, critics of Holsinger are also blasting his membership at a church that reportedly purports to help homosexuals change. ...

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20070608/27861_Nominee_for_Top_U.S._Health_Educator_Blasted_for_%27Anti-Gay_Beliefs%27.htm

SATURDAY, JUN 9, 200

Nominee for Top U.S. Health Educator Blasted for 'Anti-Gay Beliefs'

President Bush's nominee for surgeon general has drawn wide criticism for a past paper he wrote that critics say purported to make the argument that homosexuality is unnatural and unhealthy.

Dr. James W. Holsinger Jr. had presented "The Pathophysiology of Male Homosexuality" in January 1991 to a United Methodist Church's committee to study homosexuality. At that time, the church was wracked by the issue and was considering removing the language that "homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching."

While the United Methodist Church continues to affirm its stance on homosexuality today, critics of Holsinger are also blasting his membership at a church that reportedly purports to help homosexuals change. ...

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20070608/27861_Nominee_for_Top_U.S._Health_Educator_Blasted_for_%27Anti-Gay_Beliefs%27.htm

SUNDAY, AUG 19, 2007|

Civil union law hits religious retreat center

OCEAN GROVE, N.J. (BP)--Those who believe "gay marriage" would have no impact on religious freedoms may want to take a look at New Jersey, where the state is investigating a United Methodist retreat center -- similar to those of LifeWay -- that prohibited a lesbian couple from using one of its facilities for a civil union ceremony.

The question is whether the nonprofit Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association -- an ocean-front retreat-type ministry owned and operated by members of the United Methodist Church -- violated the state's anti-discrimination law. Once rebuffed, the two women, Harriet Bernstein and Luisa Paster, filed a complaint with the state's civil rights office. ...

Mathew Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel, a religious liberty legal organization, told BP. "Whenever you have same-sex marriage or same-sex civil unions, you end up having a clash between the same-sex agenda and freedom of religion. The two are not compatible, because the same-sex agenda seeks to force by law acceptance of its view, and that will inevitably collide with Christian values....

"There is no question that if same-sex marriage becomes legal, that churches eventually will have their tax-exempt status threatened -- no question whatsoever," Staver wrote. "If churches today discriminate against race, they would not be able to have tax-exempt status today. If churches discriminate on the basis of same-sex marriage -- if it became legal -- then same-sex marriage becomes the equivalent of race, and churches would not be able to have tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage."

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Governor Deval Patrick mocks God and Bible.

Patrick, the state's first black governor, said "In five years now, the sky has not fallen, the earth has not opened to swallow us all up..." referring Massachusetts, in 2003, becoming the first state to rule gay couples had a right to marry. http://eeyoresnews.blogspot.com/2008_08_03_archive.html

After Massachusetts legalized "gay marriage," National Public Radio interviewed a lesbian teacher in Brookline who teaches eighth-grade sex-ed and tells the students not only about heterosexual but homosexual sex. She teaches them that lesbians can have intercourse with sex toys. "If somebody wants to challenge me, I say, 'Give me a break. It's legal now,'" she told NPR.

In California, the state high court ruled last year that fertility doctors must provide services to homosexual couples, even if the doctors have religious and moral objections. The case arose when a lesbian couple sought treatment at a fertility where two Christian doctors worked. The doctors referred the couple to another clinic that would provide the services, but the couple nevertheless sued.

SATURDAY, OCT 13, 2007

'Mom' and 'Dad' banished by California, Schwarzenegger signs law banning anything perceived as negative to 'gays'

"Mom and Dad" as well as "husband and wife" have been banned from California schools under a bill signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who with his signature also ordered public schools to allow boys to use girls restrooms and locker rooms, and vice versa, if they choose.

"We are shocked and appalled that the governor has blatantly attacked traditional family values in California," said Karen England, executive director of Capitol Resource Institute.

"With this decision, Gov. Schwarzenegger has told parents that their values are irrelevant. Many parents will have no choice but to pull their children out of the public schools that have now become sexualized indoctrination centers."

"Arnold Schwarzenegger has delivered young children into the hands of those who will introduce them to alternative sexual lifestyles," said Randy Thomasson, president of Campaign for Children and Families, which ...

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FRIDAY, JUN 27, 2008

Study: Evangelicals Lesser Known than Homosexuals

The latest research by Phoenix-based Ellison Research found that only 24 percent of all Americans who say they are not evangelical know an evangelical person very well and 40 percent have never known any evangelicals at all, even casually. Meanwhile, 53 percent say they know a homosexual person very well and 20 percent know such a person casually.

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THURSDAY, SEP 11, 2008|

Australian Christians sued by homosexuals

Homosexuals in Australia are using a Christian camp's refusal to host a pro-homosexual group as a test case to attempt to overturn legal exemptions that exist for religious groups in the Equal Opportunity Act. The Act, similar to other Western "anti-discrimination" measures, exists to "eliminate sexual and racial harassment in the workplace, educational institutions and accommodation."

Owners of the Christian Phillip Island Adventure Resort located in Victoria, Australia, are facing legal action for their decision to deny use of their facilities to the homosexual youth group, Way Out. ...

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Homosexual Activists' War Against Christianity

http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/2/212006a.asp

Church Seen as Main Obstacle Hindering Wholesale Acceptance of Homosexual Agenda

"All churches who condemn us will be closed." That was what Michael Swift, a "gay revolutionary," declared in a February 1987 issue of the Gay Community News.

"Michael Swift" was a pseudonym, and the first line of the now-infamous homosexual rant -- which was even reprinted in the Congressional Record -- claimed that the entire piece was a "cruel fantasy" that explained "how the oppressed desperately dream of being the oppressor."

The "dream" was filled with a nightmare scenario that seemed like something out of a fascist coup d'etat: "All laws banning homosexual activity will be revoked .... [W]e shall make films about the love between heroic men .... The family unit -- spawning ground of lies, betrayals, mediocrity, hypocrisy and violence -- will be abolished .... All churches who condemn us will be closed."-Ed Vitagliano, Agape Press, Feb. 21, 2006

Man sues Bible publisher for discrimination

Bradley Fowler says the biggest misconception about his lawsuit against the world's largest Bible publisher is that he has a problem with the Word of God.

In the suit, Fowler, who is gay, claims he began experiencing mental anguish and medical problems in 2007 when he came across several Zondervan-published Bibles that used the term "homosexual" in certain Scriptures, particularly 1 Corinthians 6:9.

"When I realized what they had done, I was so furious that I couldn't sleep for at least two days," he said, noting he feels the term was added to push an agenda. "This is a sacred book and the Scriptures say that no one is to add or take away (from the Word)." ...

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SATURDAY, JUN 14, 2008|

Northern Ireland's first lady accused of hate crime

Iris Robinson, considered Northern Ireland's first lady as the wife of First Minister Peter Robinson, has been accused of "hate crimes" and is facing both a police investigation and the possibility of a civil complaint, according to reports.

A report in An Phoblacht, an online political weekly in Ireland, said Robinson had been invited onto the BBC Radio Ulster's "The Stephen Nolan Show" to talk about a recent physical assault on a homosexual by a team of thugs described by the reporter as "gay-bashing."

She condemned the violence, then described homosexuality as "disgusting, nauseous, shamefully wicked and vile," and said, "It's an abomination." ...

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Wednesday February 6, 2008

B.C. Teacher Chris Kempling May Lose Teaching License for Defending Christian Beliefs Cited for "unbecoming" conduct for simply being candidate for Christian federal political party, amongst other charges

In 2003 the soft-spoken educator was cited by the College of Teachers for professional misconduct, after he wrote in to a local newspaper outlining Christian teachings on homosexuality. After a hearing on the matter, Kempling was found guilty of the charges, and his teaching license was suspended for a month.

Kempling appealed that decision in the Canadian court system, all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. In the process he spent "well over" a hundred-thousand dollars in legal fees, he says. In the end, the Supreme Court denied his appeal.

And now Kempling has discovered that he is facing yet another citation from the College; and this time around, says Kempling, it is possible that he could lose his teaching license altogether.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/feb/08020611.html

WEDNESDAY, AUG 6, 2008|

Free Presbyterian advert ignites fresh anti-gay storm

The Advertising Standards Authority is investigating whether an advertisement placed by the Kirk Session of the Sandown Free Presbyterian Church in a Northern Ireland newspaper ahead of the Gay Pride Parade last week breached advertising codes.

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TUESDAY, SEP 9, 2008| 17 comments

California bans 'brides,' 'grooms'

That privilege is only extended to individuals who allow themselves to be called "Party A" and "Party B" on marriage licenses.

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – "Brides" and "grooms" are no longer allowed to marry in the State of California.

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Homosexuality editorial puts 1st Amendment on trial

A woman is suing the university where she worked for firing her over a privately written newspaper commentary expressing her Christian views on homosexuality.

Crystal Dixon, the former associate vice president of human resources at the University of Toledo, was fired in May after she objected to an opinion article in the Toledo Free Press that compared striving for "gay rights" with the civil rights struggles of black Americans.

Dixon responded with a Free Press editorial of her own, written not in her capacity as a university employee but as a private citizen. ...

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New 'Bible': Heterosexuality is sin

A filmmaker who recently released an independent project about a formula that turns all heterosexuals into "gays" now has announced he's working on "The Princess Diana Bible" in which "God" ordains homosexuality as the better lifestyle.

"There are many different versions of the Bible; I don't see why we can't have one," stated Max Mitchell in a statement on a website for his new project.

The "gay Bible," produced by the New Mexico-based Revision Studios, states God instructs "it is better to be gay than straight." ...

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http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=82520

TUESDAY, NOV 11, 2008

Church lady meet same-sex 'marriage' protesters

An angry mob of homosexual activists in Southern California attacked an elderly bespectacled woman carrying a cross, then shouted her down during a live TV interview as she tried to explain to a reporter her defense of the state's new marriage amendment.

"WE SHOULD FIGHT! WE SHOULD FIGHT!" screams one pro-'gay'-marriage protester as the woman, identified as Phyllis Burgess, stands calmly with a reporter waiting to be interviewed.

Another is screaming, "GET OUT OF HERE," and the reporter tells her anchor team back at the station, "As you can see we are being attacked." ...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT 8, 2008

A Church of England priest has been ordered to remove comments about gay people from his blog, remarks described by his diocese as "highly offensive"

The Rev Peter Mullen, who ministers in the City of London, said he had gay friends and the words were "satirical". He suggested in his internet blog that homosexuals should have their backsides tattooed with the slogan: "Sodomy can seriously damage your health". The gay rights group Outrage described the comments as "Neanderthal".

Mr Mullen said: "I certainly have nothing against homosexuals. Many of my dear friends have been and are of that persuasion. What I have got against them is the militant preaching of homosexuality."

In the same blog, Mr Mullen called for all gay pride parades, which he branded "obscene", to be outlawed. ...

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7655585.stm

FRIDAY, OCT 3, 2008

Church leader pushes for gay acceptance

After growing up under the guidance of his uncle, a gay, blue-collar worker from Somerville, Father Paul Bresnahan of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Salem said he was raised to love all people, regardless of their sexual orientation and called for the religious recognition, acceptance and celebration of homosexuality.

Bresnahan spoke about the Episcopalian Church's views on homosexuality at the Church of St. John the Evangelist on Bowdoin Street Wednesday night.

Bresnahan said he hopes there will be a day when all religions come together and accept homosexuality. ...

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http://www.dailyfreepress.com/church-leader-pushes-for-gay-acceptance-1.758358

TUESDAY, DEC 9, 2008

Christian cop forced out for homosexuality stance

The Christian policeman sacked after a row over gay rights has told how his dismissal after 15 years in the force has ‘devastated’ his family.

As The Mail on Sunday revealed in the summer, Graham Cogman objected to being ‘bombarded’ at work by emails and posters promoting events such as Gay History Month.

He responded to the ‘politically correct’ campaign by sending emails to colleagues quoting Biblical texts suggesting that homosexual sex was sinful.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1092500/Officer-forced-quit-15-years-views-gay-sex-says-service-bias-faith.html

WEDNESDAY, DEC 10, 2008

Newsweek turns Bible on its head

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Newsweek magazine, one of the most influential news magazines in America, has decided to come out for "same-sex marriage" in a big way, and to do so by means of a biblical and theological argument. In its latest cover story, "The Religious Case for Gay Marriage," Newsweek religion editor Lisa Miller offers a revisionist argument for the acceptance of "same-sex marriage." It is fair to say that Newsweek has gone for broke on this question.


Miller begins with a lengthy dismissal of the Bible's relevance to the question of marriage in the first place. "Let's try for a minute to take the religious conservatives at their word and define marriage as the Bible does," Miller suggests. If so, she argues that readers will find a confusion of polygamy, strange marital practices and worse. ...

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http://www.sbcbaptistpress.org/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=29476 http://gospeldriven.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/robert-gagnon-responds-to-newsweek/

TUESDAY, FEB 3, 2009| 7 comments Choice News Blog-This News Item!

Gay pride flag flies at police HQ

he flag to be hoisted to mark "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual History Month" at North Wales Police, where Richard Brunstrom, the controversial chief constable is in charge.

However anger is growing about flying the flag, and whether special interest groups should be perceived to be favoured by the police.

David Jones, Tory MP for Clwyd West, called it "political tokenism".

www.telegraph.co.uk

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/4428021/Gay-pride-flag-flies-at-police-HQ.html

THURSDAY, MAR 5, 2009| 4 comments Choice News Blog-This News Item!

IL school hosts homosexual dance

A pro-family advocate is calling for public schools to stop politicizing children and to focus more on education.

Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois, recently had their first homosexual dance sponsored by the Gay-Straight Alliance. The dance, which was open for homosexual students as well as their "allies" in the straight community, drew about 100 students.

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Education/Default.aspx?id=436548

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Faith groups increasingly lose gay rights fights

A Christian photographer was forced by the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission to pay $6,637 in attorney's costs after she refused to photograph a gay couple's commitment ceremony.

A psychologist in Georgia was fired after she declined for religious reasons to counsel a lesbian about her relationship.

Christian fertility doctors in California who refused to artificially inseminate a lesbian patient were barred by the state Supreme Court from invoking their religious beliefs in refusing treatment.

A Christian student group was not recognized at a University of California law school because it denies membership to anyone practicing sex outside of traditional marriage. ...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30146878/

TUESDAY, JUN 10, 2008| 1 comments

ACLU to push 'gay' rights in U.S. heartland

NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union announced by far the largest fundraising campaign in its 88-year history Monday, eying a dramatic expansion of its work on social justice issues in relatively conservative states such as Texas and Florida. www.chron.com CLICK HERE to Read Entire Article

TUESDAY, JUL 29, 2008| 4 comments

Court Orders that Pro-Homosexual Proselytism by Students be Permitted in Schools

July 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A judge in Holmes County, Florida, has ruled that the school board cannot forbid students from "wearing or displaying t-shirts, armbands, stickers, or buttons containing messages and symbols which advocate the acceptance of and fair treatment for persons who are homosexual."

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Christian teacher suspended for opposing pro-gay training

A Christian teacher has been suspended from his job after complaining that a staff training session was used to promote homosexuality.

Kwabena Peat, 54, is a history teacher and head of year at Park View Academy in north London. He walked out of a compulsory training session along with a number of other Christian staff after the invited speaker questioned why heterosexuality was considered normal.

Peat wrote to the three organisers of the session, complaining about Sander’s “aggressive” presentation and also mentioned the Bible and its warning that homosexuals faced the wrath of God.

Other staff later complained to the principal of the school, saying they felt “harassed and intimidated” by Peat’s letter. Following an investigation, Peat was suspended on paid leave. ...

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/christian.teacher.suspended.for.opposing.progay.training/23180.htm

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008

"What Happens If You're on Gay Rights' 'Enemies List'

"No matter what you think of Proposition 8, we ought to respect people's right to participate in the political process. It strikes me as quite ironic that a group of people who demand tolerance and who claim to be for civil rights are so willing to be intolerant and trample on other people's civil rights."

"No matter what you think of Proposition 8, we ought to respect people's right to participate in the political process. It strikes me as quite ironic that a group of people who demand tolerance and who claim to be for civil rights are so willing to be intolerant and trample on other people's civil rights."

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1859323,00.html

4/5/2004

Institute Secures Victory for Religious Employee Fired by AT&T for Refusing to Sign Certificate of Understanding About Homosexuality

Buonanno, a “Quota Specialist” with AT&T Broadband, started working for AT&T in January 1999. In January 2001, AT&T published a new employee handbook. All employees were required to sign a written acknowledgment that they had received it, as well as a “Certificate of Understanding.” The Certificate contained a statement that the employee signing it “agreed with and accepted” all of the terms and provisions of the 84-page handbook, including its policies and rules. However, upon reviewing the 84-page handbook, Buonanno, a Christian with sincerely-held religious beliefs regarding homosexuality, found several things he could not, in good conscience, agree to. On page 6, under the section titled “Diversity,” the handbook stated: “Each person at AT&T Broadband is charged with the responsibility to fully recognize, respect and value the differences among all of us.” On page 67, the company gave sexual orientation protected status. For Buonanno, to acknowledge that he agrees with a lifestyle which he believes to be sinful would be to compromise his faith and contradict what he considers the Bible’s views on homosexuality to be. Buonanno shared his concerns about the statement with his immediate supervisor and informed him that he had no problem declaring he would not discriminate against or harass people who were different from him, including homosexuals, but he could not sign the statement required by AT&T because it contradicted his sincerely held religious beliefs. On Jan. 31, 2001, Buonanno presented his written statement and the unsigned Certificate to his supervisor, who alerted AT&T’s human resources representative. When Buonanno reported to work the next morning, he was immediately escorted to the human resources representative’s office and informed that AT&T would terminate his employment if he refused to sign the Certificate. When Buonanno explained his proposed accommodation to the human resources representative, she informed him that his continued employment at AT&T was dependent on his signature. Buonanno declined to sign the Certificate and was immediately terminated.

http://www.rutherford.org/articles_db/press_release.asp?article_id=485

THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009

Law 'will force churches to employ gay staff'

Religious groups are to be forced to accept homosexual youth workers, secretaries and other staff, even if their faith holds same-sex relationships to be sinful.

Christian organisations fear that the tightened legislation, which is due to come into force next year, will undermine the integrity of churches and dilute their moral message.

It comes amid growing concern that Christians are being unfairly targeted by discrimination laws, following a number of high-profile cases of courts finding against believers who stand up for their faith. ...

www.telegraph.co.uk

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/5357247/Law-will-force-churches-to-employ-gay-staff.html

FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009

Mandatory 'gay' day for K-5 students

'And Tango Makes Three' book about homosexual male penguins who name their chick Tango because 'It takes two to make a Tango.'

A California school district has approved a mandatory homosexual curriculum for children as young as 5 – and parents will not be allowed to remove their children from the lessons.

The mandatory program, officially titled "LGBT Lesson #9," was approved May 26 by the Alameda County Board of Education by a vote of 3-2. Students from kindergarten through fifth grade will learn about "tolerance" for the homosexual lifestyle beginning next year.

The curriculum is in addition to the school's current anti-bullying program and is estimated to cost $8,000 for curriculum and training. ...

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SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2009

Church of Scotland abandons Bible - allows gay pastor

LONDON - The Church of Scotland has approved the appointment of an openly homosexual minister - the latest case of tensions over sexuality to prompt division in the Anglican Communion.

The church's ruling body voted Saturday by 326 to 267 to support the appointment of the Rev. Scott Rennie, 37, who was previously married to a woman and is now in a relationship with a man.

Rennie was first appointed as a minister 10 years ago, but has faced opposition from some critics since he moved to a church in Aberdeen, Scotland, last year. ...

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Church/Default.aspx?id=541308

WEDNESDAY, JUN 3, 2009

Evangelicals frustrated by Obama's 'Gay Pride' decree

President Obama Monday named June as "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month" issuing a proclamation that goes even further than those of former President Clinton in its pro-homosexuality slant.

Evangelicals voiced strong disagreement with Obama's proclamation, much like they did in 1999 when Clinton issued his proclamation and Southern Baptist Convention messengers responded by passing a resolution rebuking Clinton for doing so.

"For a president who pledged to bring us together, Mr. Obama persists in doing the exact opposite on all things homosexual," Bob Stith, the Southern Baptist national strategist for gender issues and representative of the denomination's Task Force on Ministry to Homosexuals, told Baptist Press. "This issue for most evangelical Christians is not bias or prejudice. It is simply maintaining the freedom to speak the truth about Scripture. It is one thing to be ...

http://baptistpress.com/BPnews.asp?ID=30597

November 13, 2008

Homosexuals begin campaign of terror and violence against churches in California and across US because of Prop 8 election loss. http://theway2k.vox.com/library/post/homosexuals-persecuting-christians-and-mormons.html http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen/08c/Prop8/church_attacks.html

Exodus Protest - Park Street Church - April 28, 2009 (video) the radical homosexual activist group "Join the Impact" today infiltrated the sacred Granary Burial Ground at Park Street Church in Boston chanting and blowing horns in protest of a conference at the church. The conference was for pastors by Exodus International, one of the leading organizations promoting freedom from homosexuality. http://rebuildtheparty.ning.com/video/exodus-protest-park-street

Homosexuals storm church, attack members. The attack occurred at Mount Hope Church in Lansing, Michigan, by a group of self-described homosexual anarchists called "Bash Back!" Susan Fani of the Catholic League describes what happened. "Outside they were chanting 'Jesus was a homo' on a megaphone. They were beating on buckets, presumably to drown out what the pastor was saying inside the church, and carrying an upside-down pink cross," she explains. "They set off the fire alarm. They unfurled this big banner because they apparently were hiding in an unused part of the church, like the balcony area." http://www.onenewsnow.com/Church/Default.aspx?id=315400

The Homosexual and Lesbian Riots of September 19, 1993 Documented, by David C. Innes

http://www.hamiltonsquare.net/articlesRiotsSep1993.htm

Lesbian Break-in and Riot During College Speech on "Born-Gay Hoax" Forces Cancellation.

We're here, we're queer, get used to it!" cried a group of lesbians at Smith College Tuesday night in the midst of a riotous protest that met little resistance from on-looking police and security officials and forced scheduled speaker Ryan Sorba to prematurely end his "The Born-Gay Hoax" talk.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/may/08050205.html

March 13, 2009

Loud homosexual activists disrupt and halt Don Feder speech at UMass Amherst, despite police presence. Renowned conservative author and columnist Don Feder came to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, sponsored by the UMass Republican Club, to give a speech on "Hate Crimes -- Fighting Bias With Fascism" - the myth of hate crimes and the liberals who propagate the laws targeting them.

But the college homosexual activists decided that he shouldn't be allowed to speak. They boldly announced that they intended to disrupt the event, and campus police responded requiring the UMass Republican Club to pay $600.00 to hire 5 policemen to protect them during the speech. (Don't get us started on that twisted logic.) http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen/09a/feder_0311/index.html

MADRID, July 14, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com)

Homosexuals March in Madrid Cheering Bestiality and Demanding "Affective-Sexual Diversity" in Schools. The theme of this year's march was "Education Without Closets," the goal of which is to promote "affective-sexual diversity" in the nation's school, a concept which organizers reportedly described as "a political instrument to normalize homosexuality in schools" and to "avoid damaging homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia in future generations."Organizers have created a video showing high school scenes with teenage homosexual couples embracing and kissing each other on the lips, while being socially rejected or bullied by peers. A magic wand with the word "education" is then waved, and opponents are transformed into supporters. http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/jul/09071408.html

Wednesday September 5, 2007

Thousands of Spanish Families Boycott Homosexual Indoctrination Program

Whole Provinces and Schools Declare their Unwillingness to Teach the Material

Spain's socialist government is facing a bitter back-to-school fight this September as thousands of families boycott the pro-homosexual course "Education for Citizenship and Human Rights".

The Spanish Family Forum reports that at least 15,000 "conscientious objections" out of 200,000 students have been officially registered with school authorities. However, the number is understated because whole provinces have not yet reported figures from their areas.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/sep/07090501.html

Thursday January 29, 2009

Children Can be Compelled to Receive Homosexual Indoctrination against Parents’ Wishes: Spanish Supreme Court. After three days of debate, the Spanish Supreme Court has declared that parents do not have the right to opt out of a national civics program that includes indoctrination in homosexualist ideology and other offensive elements. It was formulated by Spain's Socialist Worker's Party, which has held power since 2004.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/jan/09012901.html

Christian Doctor Loses Position over Gay Adoption View

A Christian doctor in England was removed from an adoption panel because she refused to endorse applications by gay couples. Pediatrician Dr. Sheila Matthews had requested to abstain from voting in cases of same-sex couples, as she has done for the past five years. But the Northhamptonshire County Council said it decided to instead replace her on the panel because her view on gay adoption did not comply with England’s new Equality Law, as reported by U.K.’s the Daily Mail.

The case of the Christian doctor penalized for her views on gay adoption follows reports earlier this year of Catholic adoption agencies in the United Kingdom threatening to shut down if they are forced to work with gay couples due to the Equality Law. The Catholic Church in the U.K. has argued that the rights of homosexuals are given priority over the rights of Christians. http://www.christianpost.com/article/20090721/christian-doctor-loses-position-over-gay-adoption-view/index.html

A CHRISTIAN couple who fostered 28 children have been forced to quit be­cause they refuse to promote homosexuality. Vincent Matherick, 65, and wife Pauline, 61, have also had their 11-year-old foster son removed from their care after their failure to sign a contract enforcing sexual equality. They say social services told them they must tell children it is “good” to be homosexual. They must also take them to gay meetings if they were curious about same-sex relationships. The Mathericks’ “crime” was to refuse to sign, on principle, an agreement implementing new laws which promote sexual equality. ..

 

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/23028/Barred-the-Christian-foster-parents-who-refused-to-tell-boys-It-s-great-being-gay

Writer of anti-gay letter broke human rights law

CALGARY - An Alberta man who has pressed for five years to get an anti-gay letter branded as hate literature won a victory Friday with a human rights commission ruling that said it broke provincial law and may even have played a role in the beating of a gay teenager. The letter, written by Stephen Boissoin and published in the Red Deer Advocate in 2002, carried the headline "Homosexual agenda wicked" and suggested gays were as immoral as pedophiles, drug dealers and pimps. Darren Lund, a high school teacher in Red Deer at the time, complained to the Alberta Human Rights Commission after the teenager was beaten in the city two weeks after the letter was published. ...

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/MediaNews/2007/11/30/4698332-cp.html> cnews.canoe.ca

"Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007 requires businesses to give special privileges to "gay" and "transgendered" individuals.

Posted: May 12, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Bob Unruh

Following on the heels of an 'anti-discrimination' plan <http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55538> Christians insist would virtually outlaw their religious beliefs comes another proposal <http://www.wnd.com/redir/r.asp?http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW.shtml> – introduced by openly homosexual U.S. Rep. Barney Frank – that requires businesses to give special privileges to "gay" and "transgendered" individuals.

Shari Rendall, director of legislation and public policy for Concerned Women for America, <http://www.wnd.com/redir/r.asp?http://www.cwfa.org> the nation's largest women's public policy group, said H.R. 2015, the "Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007," would be a disaster. http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55654

Christian School slammed for 'homosexuality is sinful'

Christian School slammed for 'homosexuality is sinful' A school in Stockholm with a Christian profile has received a rap on the knuckles from school authorities for teaching children that homosexuality is sinful. The Swedish National Agency for Education (Skolverket) directed its criticism at the privately run Andreas Gymnasium School following a news item broadcast by SVT during the summer. Having heard the headmaster say that homosexual activity was sinful, the youth wing of RFSL - the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights - reported the school to the education agency. ... <http://www.thelocal.se/9098/20071114 www.thelocal.se

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'Gay' plans to target 2-year-olds

Children as young as two years of age are in the bull's-eye of coming changes in California's school curriculum, which "gay rights" advocates now admit will alter the very foundation of information presented to public school classrooms.

A list of school resources, sponsored by a homosexual-advocacy group called Safe Schools Coalition, suggests that for those who are only two years old, there's "Felicia's Favorite Story," which tells how she was "adopted by her two mothers."

The list also promotes a book called "Are You a Girl or a Boy?" by Karleen Jiminez, a resource for children ages 4-8 when advocating homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism and other alternative lifestyle choices.

It's described as "A sweet book about a gender-different kid." ...

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=59259

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New gay hate laws 'threaten free speech'

A coalition of MPs is hoping to halt a gay hate law which will stop Christians pronouncing their beliefs about marriage and family life.

The Tory, Labour and Lib-Dem MPs are demanding an amendment be introduced to the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill to make sure religious leaders are not prosecuted for criticising homosexual lifestyles.

The proposed law against incitement to hatred of homosexuals would carry a maximum penalty of seven years in jail - a longer sentence than the five years handed down to a typical rapist.

It is considered so severe that it has drawn criticism from some homosexuals. ...

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23431189-details/Fury+over+new+gay+hate+laws+which+%27threaten+free+speech%27/article.do

A bishop has been ordered to undergo equal opportunities training and to pay a gay youth worker nearly £50,000 for refusing him a job because of his sexuality. John Reaney, 42, had his appointment at the diocese of Hereford blocked by the Bishop of Hereford, the Rt Rev Anthony Priddis, despite being told by his interviewers that he was the outstanding candidate for the post. During a two-hour interview with Bishop Priddis, Mr Reaney claimed he asked intrusive questions about his sexuality which had left him feeling embarrassed, upset and "a total waste of space". ... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/02/08/nbishop108.xml>

Counselors ordered to argue for homosexuality

Counselors ordered to argue for homosexuality

A ruling by the American Counseling Association that members must not help homosexual clients change their sexual orientation is not sitting well with some in the professional organization who are seeking clarification to avoid “future legal actions.” The official policy of the ACA is that counselors asked by clients for help in changing their sexual orientation must offer only "gay affirmative" arguments. If the client persists, counselors must explore the "religious influences that underpin homophobia that may be harming the client." At issue is a ruling from the association concerning clients who seek help in clarifying their sexual orientation as that matching their physical characteristics. ... http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=56702

UK: New law means anti-gay comments could lead to seven years in jail

Stirring up hatred against homosexuals is to become a serious crime punishable with a seven-year jail sentence under a law announced last night. The legislation - similar to laws already in force outlawing persecution on religious or racial grounds - will make criminals of those who express their views in ways that could lead to the bullying or harassment of gays. The maximum sentence is longer than the average of around five years handed to rapists. The announcement widened the rift between opposing supporters of freedom of speech and gay rights. Christian groups condemned it as "a law to allow Christiansto be locked up for what they believe". ... 

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Judges: 'Gay' exposure OK for kindergarteners

In a case that could wind up in the U.S. Supreme Court, an appeals panel upheld dismissal of a lawsuit by Massachusetts parents seeking to prevent discussion of homosexual families in their children's elementary school classrooms. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday agreed with a judge's decision last year that a school can expose children to contrary ideas without violating their parents' rights to exercise religious beliefs. "Public schools," wrote Judge Sandra L. Lynch, "are not obliged to shield individual students from ideas which potentially are religiously offensive, particularly when the school imposes no requirement that the student agree with or affirm those ideas, or even participate in discussions about them." ...

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Huckabee takes heat for 'gay' marriage comments

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Republican Mike Huckabee is taking heat from some members of the gay community over recent comments that appeared to equate gay marriage with bestiality. In an interview with the religious Web site beliefnet.com, Huckabee pushes back on recent critics who have called some of his positions "radical." "I think the radical view is to say that we're going to change the definition of marriage so that it can mean two men, two women, a man and three women, a man and a child, a man and animal," he said in the interview, published on the Web site Wednesday. "Again, once we change the definition, the door is open to change it again." ...

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FRIDAY, JUL 17, 2009

Senate votes to expand federal 'hate crimes'

WASHINGTON- People attacked because of their sexual orientation or gender would receive federal protections under a Senate-approved measure that significantly expands the reach of "hate crimes" law. The Senate bill also would make it easier for federal prosecutors to step in when state or local authorities are unable or unwilling to pursue those acts deemed to be hate crimes.

Senate Democrats insist the hate-crimes amendment (S. 909) they attached to the defense appropriations bill won't criminalize preaching or speaking out against homosexuality. ...

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FRIDAY, SEP 11, 2009

Principal bans Bible, suggests book about witches

The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to hear a case in which a kindergarten

student, under an assignment in which parents were invited to read their child's favorite book, was denied permission to share a Bible story and asked to read a book about witches instead.

As WND reported, Donna Busch accepted an invitation to visit her son Wesley's kindergarten classroom at Culbertson Elementary School in Newtown Square, Penn., to read a passage of Wesley's favorite book to his classmates in Oct 2004. Wesley's teacher had invited Busch because the boy was the featured student of "All About Me," a school event to feature a particular student and emphasize that student's personal characteristics, preferences and personality in classroom activities.

During the "All About Me" activity, a child's parent may read aloud from the student's favorite book. In this case, Wesley, a Christian, chose the Bible. ...

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THURSDAY, SEP 10, 2009

'Gay' man sues Bible publisher for 'mental anguish'

A homosexual man is suing a third national Bible publisher for "mental anguish" after he says the company published Bibles with a negative connotation toward homosexuals.

Bradley LaShawn Fowler of Canton, Mich., alleges William Tyndale Publishing manipulated Scripture when it published Tyndale’s New Living Translation Holy Bible and the New Life Application Study Bible by using the term "homosexuals" in a New Testament passage, 1 Corinthians 6:9.

"One Bible dictates homosexuals will not inherit the Kingdom of God, while the other is completely void on the issue altogether," Fowler wrote in a statement on his blog. ...

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Angry Parents Suing California Schools Over Mandatory Gay-Friendly Classes

Parents in the Alameda Unified School District were refused the right to excuse their kids from classes that would teach all kids in the district's elementary schools about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender alternative families.

The parents say they are concerned about "indoctrination" in the schools, but administrators say the course is needed to protect against sexual discrimination — and that the lessons are protected by laws in California and 10 other states.

Those states, which stretch from Washington to Maine, will now be eyeing the court results in California in a case that warring sides say pits parents' rights against a schools' responsibilities. ...

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Tue, 30 Mar 2010

Christian preacher fined for speaking on homosexuality

A street preacher has been fined £1,000 by a Scottish court after answering a question about homosexuality. Shawn Holes, who is American, was kept in a police cell overnight and then charged with a breach of the peace. The accusation was that he had used “homophobic remarks” that were “aggravated by religious prejudice”. Shawn Holes was in Scotland with a group of American colleagues preaching on a wide variety of topics. “I was talking generally about Christianity and sin”, he said. He continued: “I only talked about these other issues because I was specifically asked. “There were homosexuals listening – around six or eight – who were kissing each other and cuddling, and asking ‘What do you think of this?’” He responded to questions from the crowd about homosexuality. He affirmed that everyone, including homosexuals, needed to receive Christ as Saviour. http://www.christian.org.uk/news/christian-preacher-fined-for-speaking-on-homosexuality/

2 May 2010

Christian street preacher in Cumbria has been arrested and charged with a crime after he expressed his religious beliefs about homosexual conduct. http://www.christian.org.uk/news/cops-arrest-preacher-over-christian-beliefs/

Dale Mcalpine, of Workington in Cumbria, was arrested on 20 April after a conversation with a police community support officer in which Mr Mcalpine said the Bible calls homosexual conduct a sin...prosecutors decided to drop the case after reviewing the evidence. http://www.christian.org.uk/news/charges-dropped-against-christian-street-preacher/


July 09, 2010: University of Illinois Instructor Fired because he stated he agrees with his church's teaching that homosexual sex is immoral. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/07/09/university-illinois-instructor-fired-catholic-beliefs/print

Christian Consultant Fired by Bank of America Over Gay Marriage Book

Just months after being fired from Cisco Systems in California over an anti-gay marriage book, Christian consultant Dr. Frank Turek was also given the boot from Bank of America.

"I got a phone call from one of the HR managers there who said we've just learned someone googled you and found out you wrote a book called Correct, Not Politically Correct: How Same-Sex Marriage Hurts Everyone and so we can't have you teach here anymore," Turek recounted on American Family Radio.

The consultant noted on AFR that he holds to a traditional marriage view "not because of hate or bigotry but because of the biological facts of nature that the only relationship that can procreate and bring forth the next generation and best nurture the next generation is when a man and a woman get together." http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-consultant-fired-by-bank-of-america-over-gay-marriage-book-55047/


Sat, 24 Sep 2011: Police in Lancashire have told the owner of a Christian café to stop displaying Bible texts on a video screen, because it breaches public order laws, following a complaint about “insulting” and “homophobic” material. The café’s owner, Mr Jamie Murray, says the officers did not specify which Bible texts had caused the offence. The Bible texts are displayed on a TV screen at the back of the café. Mr Murray uses a set of DVDs called the Watchword Bible. The DVDs cycle through the whole of the New Testament verse by verse, with the words appearing on the screen. Mr Murray mutes the audio. http://www.christian.org.uk/news/video-police-ban-bible-from-christian-cafe


Fri, 14 May 2010: Prosecutors have dropped a criminal case against a Christian street preacher who was arrested by police for saying homosexual conduct was a “sin”. Dale Mcalpine, of Workington in Cumbria, was arrested on 20 April after a conversation with a police community support officer in which Mr Mcalpine said the Bible calls homosexual conduct a sin. This week crown prosecutors decided to drop the case after reviewing the evidence. http://www.christian.org.uk/news/charges-dropped-against-christian-street-preacher/


15-Year-Old Student Bullied for Supporting Biblical View of Family

Shawano, WI – Liberty Counsel is representing the Wegner family after school officials at Shawano High School censored and punished Brandon Wegner, a 15-year-old, for writing an op-ed article explaining the Biblical view of homosexuality and supporting natural mother-father adoption. Liberty Counsel sent a letter to the school demanding it apologize for its unconstitutional and irrational censorship and humiliation of Brandon.

Brandon quoted several verses from the Bible regarding homosexuality. After Brandon wrote this article he was pulled into hours of meetings with school administrators and staff, without his parents’ knowledge. This caused him to miss exam preparation classes and at least one exam. Brandon was hauled before the superintendent on charges that he had violated the school’s bullying policy. Superintendent Todd Carlson told him that the column “went against the bullying policy,” and asked him if he “regretted” writing it. When Mr. Wegner stated that he did not regret writing it, and that he stood behind his beliefs, Superintendent Carlson told him that he “had got to be one of the most ignorant kids to try to argue with him about this topic,” that “we have the power to suspend you if we want to” and that the column had “personally offended me, so I know you offended other people!”

Brandon’s opinion was a part of an editorial page which presented viewpoints both for and against homosexual adoption, each articulated by students. After the school newspaper was published in the local town paper, a homosexual in the community complained to the school. School officials then censored Brandon's article forcing him and his classmates to pull the page out of the newspaper before distribution at the school. In a statement, the school “sincerely apologized” – not for allowing the topic to begin with, but only for the Biblical viewpoint presented by Brandon. The First Amendment protects the opinions of all, including student journalists. http://www.lc.org/index.cfm?PID=14100&PRID=1144


Christian Demoted Over Facebook Comments Loses Human Rights Argument

A judge has stopped a Christian from using human rights arguments in his legal case against his employer who demoted him because of his moderate comments about gay weddings in churches.

Smith was a housing manager at Trafford Housing Trust (THT) when, on Feb. 13, 2011, he posted a link on his personal Facebook page to a BBC news story entitled “Gay church marriages get go ahead” and added his own comment: “an equality too far.”

The comment was made on his personal Facebook page, in his own personal time, and was only visible to his Facebook friends and their friends.

The comments were brought to the attention of Smith’s employer, and he was disciplined. He was demoted from his position as housing manager and his salary was reduced by 40 percent. He unsuccessfully appealed against the decision. http://www.charismanews.com/world/33071-christian-demoted-over-facebook-comments-loses-human-rights-argument


Bibles are ‘homophobic’, Scots police told (4-12-2012)

Scottish police forces have been told not to accept a gift of free Bibles from the Gideons because the book “condemns homosexuality”.

The Bibles have been offered to Scottish police forces featuring each force’s badge.

But the Gay Police Association (GPA) is against the move, and has issued a statement demanding that the forces refuse to be involved.

In the past, the GPA has been in trouble with the authorities for making untruthful and misleading claims involving the Bible.

In 2006 the group was reprimanded for producing an ad featuring the Bible next to a pool of blood with the headline “in the name of the father”.

The ad blamed religion, focusing in particular on Christianity, for violent attacks against homosexuals.

But the Advertising Standards Authority ruled that the ad was untrue, indecent and unsubstantiated.

Trade union UNISON has joined with the GPA in opposing the offer of free Bibles for Scottish police forces.

Gideons say they want to offer Scottish police the Bibles as a “valuable guide to life”.

The group said they “can be offered to all members of the individual force, both serving police officers and civilian staff”.

http://www.christian.org.uk/news/bibles-are-homophobic-scots-police-told/


Homeschooling families can’t teach homosexual acts sinful in class says Alberta gvmt. Thu Feb 23, 2012

EDMONTON, Alberta, February 23, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Under Alberta’s new Education Act, homeschoolers and faith-based schools will not be permitted to teach that homosexual acts are sinful as part of their academic program, says the spokesperson for Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk.

Whatever the nature of schooling – homeschool, private school, Catholic school – we do not tolerate disrespect for differences,” Donna McColl, Lukaszuk’s assistant director of communications, told LifeSiteNews on Wednesday evening. — http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/exclusive-homeschooling-families-cant-teach-homosexuality-a-sin-in-class-sa


NEW HAVEN, August 23, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Connecticut homosexual pled guilty on Tuesday to sending 300 threatening messages, including death threats, to the leader of a state pro-life, pro-marriage organization. 53-year-old Daniel Sarno of Enfield, Connecticut, admitted intimidating Peter Wolfgang, the executive director of the Family Institute of Connecticut, over a six-month period from last November until May.

One message read: “No mercy for homophobes. I suggest you make your funeral arrangements real soon, Mr. Wolfgang.”

Another said, “I sure hope somebody blows you away. Yer dead.” — http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/guilty-homosexual-activist-admits-sending-300-death-threats-to-pro-life-pro


Wedding Photographer May Be Required (on Pain of Legal Liability) to Photograph Same-Sex Commitment Ceremonies

The New Mexico Court of Appeals held last week in the long-pending Elane Photography v. Willock (N.M. Ct. App. May 31, 2012) that the state law that bans sexual orientation discrimination in places of public accommodation applies to professional wedding photographers’ decisions not to photograph same-sex commitment ceremonies: Such photography businesses are “places of public accommodation” under the language of the law, and the discrimination between legally recognized opposite-sex marriages (New Mexico only recognizes such marriages) and same-sex commitment ceremonies constitutes discrimination based on sexual orientation. — http://www.volokh.com/tag/elane-photography-v-willock/


Tufts evangelical group [again] faces ‘de-recognizing’ for requiring leaders adhere to basic Biblical truths.

The student government at Tufts University has taken measures to “de-recognize” an evangelical group on campus, because the group requires its leaders to adhere to “basic Biblical truths of Christianity,” student government members said on Friday. The Tufts Community Union Judiciary, the university’s judicial branch of student government, voted earlier this month to no longer recognize the Tufts Christian Fellowship, a chapter of the national InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Tufts officials said in a statement. — http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/10/26/tufts-student-group-votes-recognize-campus-evangelical-group/NtrCznplAC0aJrKAYOYLXN/story.html

The most recent de-recognition goes back to 2003, when, as the U.S. News & World Report reported, the student tribunal first,

"defunded and "derecognized" an evangelical group for refusing to allow a bisexual member to become a leader in the group. The group said it knew that the bisexual woman was "exploring sexuality" and had no trouble with it and made no effort to expel her. But while the group supported gay rights, it also said it could not accept a leader who challenged the group's conclusion that homosexuality is incompatible with Scripture. By ruling against the evangelicals (without a hearing), Tufts in effect said that the Christian group would have to abandon its principles to remain on campus. Tufts backed down under pressure from FIRE [the Philadelphia-based Foundation for Individual Rights in Education] and David French of Lexington, Ky., lawyer for the evangelicals. — source: U.S. News & World Report, January 13, 2003; http://www.usnews.com/usnews/opinion/articles/030113/13john.htm)

Tufts College was founded in 1852 by [heretical] Christian Universalists who worked for years to open a non-sectarian institution of higher learning. Charles Tufts donated the land to his Christian Universalist church for the campus on Walnut Hill, the highest point in Medford, saying that he wanted to set a "light on the hill."

In 1852 that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts chartered Tufts College, noting the college should promote "virtue and piety and learning..."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tufts_University

Judge orders B&B owners to pay 'gays' for hurt feelings

A judge in the United Kingdom has ordered the owners of the Swiss Bed and Breakfast in Berkshire to pay nearly $6,000 to two homosexuals for hurting their feelings by not allowing them to occupy a double bed.

The stunning penalty was delivered yesterday to Mike and Susanne Wilkinson, who explain the family lives their Christian life, “not just on a Sunday in church, but in every area of my life – as Jesus expects from his followers.”

The Wilkinsons were ordered to pay 1,800 British pounds, or about $2,900, each to homosexuals Michael Black and John Morgan.

In 2010, they tried to book a double bed in the inn, which also is the private home for the Wilkinson family. When they were refused, they sued under the U.K.’s discrimination laws. — http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/judge-orders-bb-owners-to-pay-gays-for-hurt-feelings/


Ecuadorean Preacher Fined $3,000, Banned From Politics for Calling Homosexuality ‘Immoral’

March 14, 2013

An evangelical preacher in Ecuador who ran for president earlier this year has been sentenced after he was found guilty of violating the country’s electoral code by speaking against homosexual behavior.

Nelson Zavala has been fined for more than $3,000 and banned from running for office or being involved with any political party for one year because of his speech, which reportedly occurred in February.

Zavala is being penalized for comments that he made while on the campaign trial in regard to the nation’s legalization of homosexual “marriage,” which he opposed. He had allegedly stated that he believes homosexual behavior is “immoral” and that it is a “severe deviation of conduct.” Zavala had also remarked on several occasions that homosexuals were sinners.

Following his statements, a number of homosexual groups complained to the electoral court, and Zavala was required to appear for a hearing.

In analyzing the matter, Judge Patricia Baca Mancheno ruled that Zavala’s speech violated the country’s electoral code, which “forbids candidates of publicly expressing any thoughts that discriminate or affect other people’s dignity or utilize symbols, expressions or allusions of a religious nature.” She then handed down the sentence, barring the preacher from participating in politics for an entire year.

Homosexuals in Ecuador cheered Zavala’s punishment, declaring that the sentencing was a “milestone” for their cause.

However, the former political candidate decried Mancheno’s ruling, which he said was contrary to the law of God.http://christiannews.net/2013/03/14/ecuadorean-preacher-fined-3000-banned-from-politics-for-calling-homosexuality-immoral/


Blasphemous Bible Drama Performed By Middle, High School Students Gets Showtime Despite Outrage

March 17, 2013

South Hadley, Massachusetts – A controversial drama performed by middle and high school students in Massachusetts has moved forward despite outrage from area residents who have called the presentation blasphemous.

The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, written by playwright Paul Rudnick, is stated to be a “cheeky and raucously funny” satirical comedy based on a number of stories from the Bible, but to many Christians in the South Hadley area, the play is anything but humorous.

[The characters] Adam and Eve are ‘Adam and Steve.’ In the second act, they have the nativity scene where Mary is a lesbian who says all kinds of gross things,” said Brian Cameker of Mass Resistance. “It’s just a terrible play.”

In one scene, the virgin Mary reportedly shouts, “I’m not supposed to be pregnant, I’m a bulldyke!” Bestiality is also stated to be referenced in the program, and Pharoah is portrayed as a drag queen. http://christiannews.net/2013/03/17/blasphemous-bible-drama-performed-by-middle-high-school-students-gets-showtime-despite-outrage/

Canadian Supreme Court Rules Biblical Speech Opposing Homosexual Behavior is a ‘Hate Crime’

February 28, 2013

Ottawa, Ontario – The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Biblical speech opposing homosexual behavior, including in written form, is essentially a hate crime.

On Wednesday, the court upheld the conviction of activist William Whatcott, who found himself in hot water after distributing flyers regarding the Bible’s prohibitions against homosexuality throughout the Saskatoon and Regina neighborhoods in 2001 and 2002.

The Bible is clear that homosexuality is an abomination,” one flyer that was found to be in violation stated, citing 1 Corinthians 6:9. “Scripture records that Sodom and Gomorrah was given over completely to homosexual perversion and as a result destroyed by God’s wrath.”

Another flyer, entitled Keep Homosexuality Out of Saskatoon’s Public Schools, was written in response to the recommendation of the Saskatoon School Board that homosexuality be included in school curriculum. The Supreme Court declared the document to be unlawful because it called the homosexual acts that would be taught to children “filthy,” and contended that children are more interested in playing Ken and Barbie than “learning how wonderful it is for two men to sodomize each other.” The justices ruled that because the use of the word “sodomy” only referred to “two men” and not also the sex acts of heterosexuals, it was a direct target against a specific group of people.

Two other flyers that expressed outrage at the male solicitation of sex with boys in a local publication were not found to be in violation of the statute, in part because Whatcott’s citation of Luke 17:2 was not clear on whether it only referred to homosexuals. The verse, which he had handwritten on the handouts, quotes from Jesus Christ....the Supreme Court of Canada declared Wednesday that oftentimes, it is impossible to say that one loves the sinner and hates the sin. It asserted that the hatred of the act was inseparable from hating the person or person group. http://christiannews.net/2013/02/28/canadian-supreme-court-rules-biblical-speech-opposing-homosexual-behavior-is-a-hate-crime/

Massachusetts forces schools to let 'transgender' boys use girls' restrooms, lockers

Feb 19, 2013

BOSTON, February 19, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Massachusetts Commissioner of Education Mitchell Chester has issued orders to the state’s K-12 public schools requiring them to permit “transgender” boys and girls to use the opposite sex’s locker rooms, bathrooms, and changing facilities as long as they claim to identify with that gender.

Many elementary schools in smaller Massachusetts towns include children from kindergarten through eighth grade, making it possible for boys as old as 14 to share toilet facilities with girls as young as five. http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/massachusetts-forces-schools-to-let-39transgender39-boys-use-girls39-restro?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=3594fa9d25-LifeSiteNews_com_US_Headlines_02_19_2013&utm_medium=email


LGBT Rights Group Sues School for Banning Transgender 6-Year-Old Boy from Girls’ Bathroom

February 27, 2013

(CNSNews.com) – A six-year-old boy who has been told that he cannot use the girls’ restroom at his elementary school is being discriminated against, because he is transgender, an LGBT advocacy group claims in a civil rights complaint, according to a report in a Colorado Springs newspaper, The Gazette.

Coy Mathis’ mother said her son has lived as a girl, including dressing in girls’ clothing, using the girls’ bathroom at school and having teachers refer to her as a girl.http://cnsnews.com/news/article/lgbt-rights-group-sues-school-banning-transgender-6-year-old-boy-girls-bathroom


Orthodox Presbyterian breakaway group kicked out of hotel for opposing ‘gay marriage’

ABERDEEN, Scotland, March 26, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A small breakaway church group has been banned from using a meeting room at a hotel in Aberdeen over their opposition to same-sex “marriage” and homosexual activity. The Gilcomston church were turned away from the Copthorne Hotel, where they were to hold their first communion service on March 10th , the Christian Institute reports.

The hotel said they banned the group after they received complaints from clients and members of the public that their views on marriage were “offensive”. The group has been temporarily allowed to move back into their church building, owned by the Church of Scotland.

The group’s minister said, “We were just going to have a church service. So much for the tolerant society. It made us feel hounded.”

The group, about 300-strong, formally left the Church of Scotland, called the Kirk, after the Presbyterian denomination started ordaining active and unrepentant homosexual ministers. In 2009, the Kirk allowed the ordination of an active homosexual minister, Scott Rennie. — http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/orthodox-presbyterian-breakaway-group-kicked-out-of-hotel-for-opposing-gay


Justice Department: Employees counseled to affirm homosexuality

An internal DOJ document titled: “LGBT Inclusion at Work: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Managers” was emailed to DOJ managers in advance of the left’s so-called “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. Managers are exhorted employees are ordered:

Don’t judge or remain silent. Silence will be interpreted as disapproval.”

Do assume that LGBT employees and their allies are listening to what you’re saying (whether in a meeting or around the proverbial water cooler) and will read what you’re writing (whether in a casual email or in a formal document), and make sure the language you use is inclusive and respectful.”

Do “Attend LGBT events sponsored by DOJ Pride and/or the Department, and invite (but don’t require) others to join you.”

Do “Display a symbol in your office (DOJ Pride sticker, copy of this brochure, etc.) indicating that it is a ‘safe space.’”

Do use inclusive words like ‘partner,’ ‘significant other’ or ‘spouse’ rather than gender-specific terms like ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ (for example, in invitations to office parties or when asking a new employee about his/her home life).”

Do deal with offensive jokes and comments forcefully and swiftly when presented with evidence that they have occurred in the workplace.”

Do communicate a zero-tolerance policy for inappropriate jokes and comments, including those pertaining to a person’s sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.”

Thus those who fail to do as exhorted would be classified as poor mangers, or worse.

http://libertycounsel.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/LGBT_tips_for_managers.pdf

Skip from 2013 to 2016 onward — trend of persecution/discrimination and promotion of perversity continues and accelerates. Who sighs and cries? (see Ezekiel 9:1-4)

Gay pastor admits he faked homophobic slur on Whole Foods cake [GAY HOAX]

5/16/2016, 11:05:28 PM · by Enchante · 98 replies

WaPo ^ | May 16, 2016 | Julie Zauzmer

An openly gay pastor who claimed that a grocery store bakery wrote a homophobic message on his cake has dropped his lawsuit against Whole Foods, claiming he made up the story, according to news reports.

Lynch: States Can't 'Insist' a Man is a Man and a Woman is a Woman, If Person Feels Otherwise

5/10/2016, 11:54:49 AM · by PROCON · 103 replies

cnsnews.com ^ | May 10, 2016 | Susan Jones

(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Justice Department is putting the feelings of transgenders -- men who think they are women and women who think they are men -- above the privacy rights of the vast majority of people who don't contest the biological facts of who they actually are. "And what we must not do, what we must never do, is turn on our neighbors, our family members, our fellow Americans for something that they cannot control and deny what makes them human," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Monday.

Court orders dad to start treating his 11-year-old daughter as a boy

5/10/2016, 10:32:31 AM · by massmike · 38 replies

lifesitenews.com ^ | 05/10/2016 | Steve Weatherbe

Faced with two estranged parents in utter disagreement about their daughter’s wish to be a boy, a British Columbia Supreme Court judge has appointed the child a legal guardian to protect her interests. The father not only wants his daughter to cease taking hormone blockers but also to cease all contact with transgender activists or transgender-friendly therapists. Though the case is about whether the 11-year-old can give informed consent to such serious medical treatment, which is intended to delay the onset of female puberty, the judge appears to have already conceded the point by referring to the girl by her...

Education Dept. Releases 'Shame List' of Faith-Based Colleges Seeking Title IX Exemption

5/1/2016, 4:39:16 PM · by lowbridge · 18 replies

Christianpost.com ^ | April 30, 2016 | Anugrah Kumar

The U.S. Department of Education published Friday a list of faith-based colleges and universities that requested and were granted a religious exemption from Title IX. LGBT activist groups have been calling on the government to publish the list as part of a shaming campaign called the "Shame List" to pressure Christian colleges to consent to their agenda.

First Lady Targets Mississippi 'Religious Freedom' Bill in Commencement Speech

4/24/2016, 12:03:20 PM · by Cheerio · 25 replies

ABC News ^ | Apr 23, 2016 | Alexander Mallin

In a rare entrance into a politically charged controversy, first lady Michelle Obama used a commencement speech Saturday at Jackson State University in Mississipppi to directly target the state’s recently-passed "religious freedom" bill. "We see it right here in Mississippi -- just two weeks ago -– how swiftly progress can hurtle backward,"

Baseball Legend Curt Shilling Fired By ESPN for Comments on Transgender Bill

4/21/2016, 4:20:42 PM · by Morgana · 42 replies

wcbm.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | wcbm.com

BOSTON — Former Red Sox pitcher and ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling has been fired from his position as an analyst for ESPN following comments he made on social media earlier this week regarding the bills going through several states to require people to use the bathroom of their assigned gender. The bill impacts the transgender community, because many of those individuals prefer to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify.

Andrew Shaw Suspended One Game for Use of Homophobic Slur During Hawks Game

4/21/2016, 9:28:51 AM · by Buckeye McFrog · 46 replies

NBC Chicago ^ | April 21, 2016 | Lauren Petty

Chicago Blackhawks’ forward Andrew Shaw has been suspended for one game after using a homophobic slur twice during Tuesday night’s playoff loss against the St. Louis Blues. The league announced the suspension Wednesday along with a $5,000 fine for "directing an inappropriate gesture at the on-ice officials" during the game. Shaw will also be required to undergo sensitivity training, according to the NHL. The suspension means Shaw will miss Game 5 of the team's series against the Blues, where they are facing elimination.

Choose your gender: Parents blast council for telling kids as young as 4 to pick sex

4/20/2016, 12:35:32 PM · by detective · 13 replies

The Sun ^

ANGRY parents have blasted a council that wants kids as young as four to choose the gender “they most identify with” before starting school. It wrote to parents urging them to support their child’s choice of “gender identity” in a letter confirming primary school places this week. And it asked them to leave the gender section of a form blank if their child had “another gender identity” altogether. The letter was sent to thousands of parents preparing to send kids to new schools later this year.

US Navy moves ship launching ceremony due to ‘harsh anti-gay laws’ in Mississippi

4/14/2016, 3:09:13 PM · by Sean_Anthony · 58 replies

Canada Free Press ^ | 04/14/16 | Robert Laurie

In the Navy, you can sail the seven seas The future USS Portland is already in the water, but it has yet to be commissioned. The ceremony to do so was scheduled to be held in Pascagoula, Mississippi at the end of May, but then the state decided to put its hatred, its bigotry, and its antiquated notions about the 1st Amendment on display. Since we’re a hyper-sensitive society that subsists on faux-outrage, we can’t tolerate any of that “religious freedom” nonsense. Super-important dignitaries refused to attend, so the Navy has determined that the christening simply had to be moved.

Sharon Stone Cancels Mississippi Movie Shoot Over Anti-LGBT ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

4/13/2016, 11:19:53 PM · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 94 replies

Towleroad ^ | 4/13/16

Sharon Stone has cancelled filming of an upcoming project in Mississippi as a result of the state’s newly passed anti-LGBT ‘religious freedom on steroids’ bill, HB 1523. The film’s producers informed Mississippi Film Studios president Rick Moore that the law was a deal-breaker for Stone. The unnamed film project reportedly tackles the consequences of cyberbullying. James Cromwell is slated to direct. “Unfortunately, Sharon Stone feels strongly that shooting in Mississippi is not an option while the law exists,” Moore said. “The other producers have chosen to regroup and find another location.”

Breaking: Ringo Starr Cancels North Carolina Concert in Protest of Anti-LGBT Law HB2

4/13/2016, 6:11:41 PM · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 140 replies

The Hill ^ | 4/13/16 | Harper Neidig

Ringo Starr won't be performing in the Tar Heel State. The former Beatle has just canceled a concert scheduled for June in Cary, North Carolina, citing HB2, an anti-LGBT law signed by Gov. Pat McCrory that has drawn national outrage. "I'm sorry to disappoint my fans in this area, but we need to take a stand against this hatred. Spread peace and love," the 75-year old singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor said in a statement first reported by ABC News on Twitter:

Christian Student Expelled for Quoting Bible in Facebook Post Opposing Gay Marriage Loses Appeal

4/13/2016, 5:56:08 PM · by fwdude · 46 replies

Christian Post ^ | April 11, 2016 | Samuel Smith

A Christian student expelled from England's Sheffield University because he quoted the Bible's stance on homosexuality in a Facebook post supportive of controversial Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has lost his appeal. Felix Ngole, a 38-year-old in his second year of study for a master's degree in social work at the University of Sheffield in South Yorkshire was told that he is no longer a student at the university after a committee ruled he "may have caused offense to some individuals" by issuing a Facebook post last September quoting Leviticus on the Bible's condemnation of homosexuality.

Transgender woman excommunicated from LGBT community for suggesting transgender only bathrooms

4/13/2016, 4:05:35 PM · by The Looking Spoon · 22 replies

American Irony ^ | 4-13-16 | The Looking Spoon

As the national debate whether people should be allowed to use bathrooms according to their chosen gender identity continues to swell one transgender woman makes a revolutionary, and costly proposal to settle the argument. Charlie Shimpner, former chair of Transgender Humans United for Gender Silliness (THUGS) was excommunicated from the LGBTQ community after a writing a Facebook post suggesting the transgender community should accept the creation of alternative bathrooms for "transgender-Americans." The post went viral in a matter of hours and ignited a petition on Change.org for Facebook to create a "remove from Facebook button.'

Senators ask NBA to pull All-Star game from North Carolina

4/13/2016, 8:04:17 AM · by kevcol · 57 replies

The Washington Examiner ^ | April 13, 2016 | Kelly Cohen

A bipartisan group of senators has asked NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to pull the league's 2017 All-Star game from North Carolina because of a law in that state that many say discriminates against gay and transgender people. . . . Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Pat Leahy, D-Vt., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Mark Kirk, R-Ill., all signed onto the letter sent Tuesday.

Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi show, citing state's new law

4/11/2016, 1:12:27 PM · by SoFloFreeper · 138 replies

Orlando sentinel ^ | 4/11/16

....rocker Bryan Adams is canceling a performance this week in Mississippi, citing the state's new law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples. Adams said in a statement Sunday night that he was canceling a show Thursday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi..

LGBT activists lose it over North Carolina university rule forcing men to use male bathrooms

4/10/2016, 2:41:08 PM · by kevcol · 64 replies

Bizpac Review ^ | April 10, 2016 | John Binder

A common sense bathroom guideline that men use men’s restrooms and women use women's restrooms has LGBT activists up in arms. The University of North Carolina (UNC) announced last week that it would comply with state law which requires students to use the correct biological bathroom, rather than choosing which bathroom best suits them, according to a report by the Daily Caller. UNC President Margaret Spellings confirmed in a memo to the university that the law would be followed on the college campus. This is what has caused backlash from the LGBT group, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

Transgender Agenda Hits Funeral Home

4/10/2016, 7:32:33 AM · by kevcol · 37 replies

American Clarion ^ | April 9, 2016 | newswire

"The former employee who filed a complaint with the EEOC was at all times free to dress as desired outside of work," added ADF Legal Counsel Caleb Dalton, "but was required, as all other employees are, to abide by the dress policy while on the job." . . . The funeral home hired the biologically male employee as a funeral director and embalmer at its Garden City location in 2007. Funeral directors at the company regularly interact with the public, including grieving family members and friends. After informing Rost of an intention to begin dressing as a female at work,

Bruce Springsteen Cancels North Carolina Concert Over LGBT Legislation

4/9/2016, 11:34:43 AM · by Impala64ssa · 77 replies

WPTV ^ | 4/9/16 | Eugene Daniels

"You can't start a fire. You can't start a fire without a spark!" Bruce Springsteen fans in Greensboro, North Carolina, won't be dancing in the dark anytime soon, because The Boss canceled an upcoming concert. And you can blame the governor and state lawmakers. Springsteen moved the concert in protest of the state's so-called "bathroom" law, which, among other things, forces transgender people to use the restroom associated with the gender on their birth certificates, not their gender identity.

PayPal Punishes North Carolina for Transgender Bathroom Law

4/6/2016, 4:53:05 PM · by xzins · 56 replies

Charisma News ^ | 4/5/2016 | Nandita Bose/Reuters

Last month, North Carolina became the first state to enact a measure requiring people to use bathrooms or locker rooms in schools and other public facilities that match the gender on their birth certificate rather than their gender identity. The law, which overturned a Charlotte city ordinance, was widely interpreted as an attack on LGBT rights. State lawmakers also voted to prohibit local governments from enacting anti-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Conservatives outraged over Obama transgender directive to public schools [Genesis 19]

5/13/2016, 12:35:37 PM · by Jan_Sobieski · 70 replies

Fox News ^ | 5/13/2016 | Staff

The Obama administration's directive Friday that every public school provide transgender access -- or face the loss of federal funds -- drew swift and strong condemnation from conservatives, with one public official blasting it as presidential "blackmail." The administration’s directive -- citing Title IX in telling schools to give transgender students access to all activities and facilities consistent with their gender identity -- effectively touched off a national debate that could well extend into the next president's term and reverberate through the courts. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, speaking to reporters Friday, said his state "will not yield to blackmail..

Baltimore mayor bans travel to North Carolina, Mississippi

5/11/2016, 9:20:33 AM · by Olog-hai · 73 replies

Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2016 7:55 AM EDT

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.

Lynch: States Can't 'Insist' a Man is a Man and a Woman is a Woman, If Person Feels Otherwise

5/10/2016, 7:22:44 PM · by xzins · 143 replies

CNS ^ | May 10, 2016 | Susan Jones

The U.S. Justice Department is putting the feelings of transgenders -- men who think they are women and women who think they are men -- above the privacy rights of the vast majority of people who don't contest the biological facts of who they actually are. "And what we must not do, what we must never do, is turn on our neighbors, our family members, our fellow Americans for something that they cannot control and deny what makes them human,"

Franklin Graham: ‘The Persecution of Christians Is Escalating’

5/10/2016, 2:51:36 PM · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies

Billy Graham.org ^ | 5/9/16 | Franklin Graham

The persecution of Christians is escalating worldwide. A recent survey found that in just the past year, more than 7,100 believers were killed for their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In many countries, they are being systematically tortured and slaughtered by Islamic radicals hellbent on eradicating any vestige of Christianity. Churches are burned, looted, and bulldozed. Pastors are frequently targeted and martyred. In dozens of other countries, Christians are severely oppressed by government authorities and routinely denied any chance at an education and jobs. They live as second-class citizens, shunned and mocked by their neighbors who despise Christ.

Don't Go to Chick-Fil-A, Mayor De Blasio Tells New Yorkers

5/5/2016, 2:03:28 PM · by Impala64ssa · 80 replies

Fox News ^ | 5/5/16

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials are urging New Yorkers not to eat at Chick fil-A. The popular chicken restaurant is planning to open up a new location in Queens, its fourth to open in New York City. But the liberal mayor argued that the owners of Chick fil-A support groups that promote "hate" against gays. "Chick-fil-A is anti-LGBT," he said in a statement, according to the website DNAInfo. "This group imparts a strong anti-LGBT message by forcing their employees and volunteers to adhere to a policy that prohibits same-sex love.

Chick-fil-A and The Great Chicken Controversy

5/5/2016, 11:19:55 AM · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies

Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-5-2016 | MOTUS

  Q.  Which came first, the chicken or the egg?                         A.  Does it really matter if you believe believe in gay marriage? The outpost of left wing totalitarianism raised it’s [trigger warning] ugly little head again in NYC. Mayor de Blasio joined Councilman Danny Dromm from Queens in calling for a boycott of Chick-fil-A restaurants in the city. As a rationale Domm issued the following statement: “Chick-fil-A is anti-LGBT.” This group imparts a strong anti-LGBT message by forcing their employees and volunteers to adhere to a policy that prohibits same-sex love,” he said

Straight White Men Banned From Equality Conference

6/7/2016, 4:41:09 PM · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies

heat street ^ | 6/7/16 | Cat Reid

News that a university lecturers’ union has banned straight, white men from attending their equality conferences in a bid to create “safe spaces” is deeply depressing. News that a university lecturers’ union has banned straight, white men from attending their equality conferences in a bid to create “safe spaces” is deeply depressing. ....excluding straight, white men from taking part in these conferences completely undermines their point. How are people expected to tackle minority issues when, in the most crass manner, one of the root causes of that problem is specifically excluded from participating – as though it didn’t exist?

Security Guard Arrested For Removing Man From Women's Bathroom

5/24/2016, 1:28:11 PM · by Rennes Templar · 74 replies

The Daily Caller ^ | May 19, 2016 | Peter Hasson

Update: Metro PD confirmed to The Daily Caller that they are treating the incident as a “suspected hate crime.” A female security guard working at a Washington, D.C. grocery store was arrested Monday afternoon for physically escorting a man out of the women’s restroom after he refused to leave because he identifies as a woman. The shopper — a young, African-American male who identified himself as Ebony Belcher to local news outlets — reportedly passed the security guard on his way into the women’s restroom at a Giant grocery store in Northeast D.C. After seeing Belcher walk into the women’s..

Transgender Teacher Gets $60k After Co-Workers Won’t Call Her ‘They’

5/24/2016, 1:35:10 PM · by Cementjungle · 11 replies

Daily Caller ^ | 05/23/2016 | Blake Neff

A “transmasculine” teacher at an Oregon elementary school has been awarded $60,000 by her school district as compensation for harassment she claims to have suffered on the job, including being referred to by the wrong pronoun. The school conducted an internal investigation after Soell complained, but found no proof of harassment. The state’s labor commissioner, Brad Avakian, forced a bakery to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple they wouldn’t bake a cake for, and he has also compelled a bar owner to pay a whopping $400,000 to a group of transgender customers he tried to ban from his bar.

Support Grows for Air Force Colonel Suspended Over Religious Beliefs on Marriage

12/8/2017, 7:36:07 AM · by markomalley · 9 replies

Daily Signal ^ | 12/7/17 | Tony Perkins

When Heather Wilson was picked to be secretary of the Air Force, she told the Senate: “Air Force policy must continue to ensure that all airmen are able to choose to practice their particular religion.” Now, she has a chance to prove it.On Wednesday, the Family Research Council’s Lt. General Jerry Boykin and Travis Weber gave Wilson 77,024 reasons to reconsider the action taken against Col. Leland Bohannon.A distinguished combat pilot, Bohannon has served his country for more than 20 years. In May, the reputation he’d built in the Air Force came crashing down when his superiors decided that the colonel’s decision not to sign a “certificate of appreciation” for a same-sex spouse was enough to suspend him from duty.

Children as young as THREE are being read books questioning their gender (tr)

12/3/2017, 11:21:40 AM · by EdnaMode · 40 replies

Daily Mail ^ | December 3, 2017 | SEBASTIAN MURPHY-BATES

Nurseries are encouraging children to question their gender by reading them stories that challenge male and female stereotypes. Books including characters who believe the are the wrong gender will be read to children as young as three after LGBT inclusion group Educate and Celebrate put them on nursery and primary school reading lists. One features a teddy bear named Thomas, who says 'in my heart, I've always known that I am a girl teddy', according to The Sunday Times. Educate and Celebrate, which was funded by the the Department for Education, has backed dozens of schools in adopting gender-neutral toilets.

Jesus banned from buses in DC, but gay hookup ads allowed

11/29/2017, 9:24:19 AM · by Morgana · 31 replies

Fox ^ | Nov. 29, 2017 | Todd Starnes

The Archdiocese of Washington wanted to extend an invitation to commuters to find the perfect Christmas gift by advertising on city buses, but the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) threw up a roadblock. The advertisement depicted silhouettes of three shepherds walking at night with tall canes and sheep beneath a shining North Star. Emblazoned across the ad is the phrase: “FIND THE PERFECT GIFT.” But the transit authority rejected the ad because it “depicts a religious scene and thus seeks to promote religion,” according to a federal lawsuit filed by the Archdiocese of Washington against the WMATA.

Transgender woman awarded $1M in discrimination lawsuit [OK]

11/21/2017, 7:12:38 PM · by Olog-hai · 28 replies

Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2017 6:21 PM EST

A federal jury has awarded a transgender woman more than $1 million after finding Southeastern Oklahoma State University discriminated against her and wrongfully denied her tenure. Jurors sided with former English professor Rachel Tudor on Monday, The Oklahoman newspaper reported. Her lawsuit alleged the university treated her differently than non-transgender professors, including by subjecting her to unfair rules about bathroom use and what she could wear on campus.

Senators: Why is Air Force punishing colonel over his religious views on marriage?

11/20/2017, 9:09:27 PM · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies

Fox News ^ | November 16, 2017 | Todd Starnes

A group of prominent U.S. senators is coming to the defense of a highly decorated Air Force colonel who could be booted out of the military over his religious views on same-sex marriage. Col. Leland Bohannon, an experienced combat pilot, was suspended from command and orders were handed down recommending he not be promoted after he refused to publicly affirm the same-sex spouse of a retiring subordinate. Bohannon, who was on the verge of being promoted to a one-star general, was punished after the subordinate filed a formal Equal Opportunity complaint which was later substantiated by investigators.

A teacher was suspended for calling a transgender boy a girl

11/13/2017, 7:19:27 PM · by markomalley · 40 replies

Circa ^ | 11/13/17 | Mark Hensch

A teacher in Oxfordshire, Great Britain has been suspended after he “accidentally” called a transgender student a “girl” in class when they identify as a boy, according to The Daily Mail.The Mail last Saturday reported that Joshua Sutcliffe, 27, teaches maths at a state secondary school in Oxfordshire.Sutcliffe told the teenager and a friend “Well done girls” when he encountered them working hard in class.The teacher apologized after the student corrected him, but six weeks later he was suspended from teaching after the teen’s mother filed a complaint.Sutcliffe has since been summoned to a formal disciplinary hearing this week following...

Basketball coaching hopeful was denied a job. She says it’s because she’s no longer gay.

11/2/2017, 8:30:21 PM · by markomalley · 28 replies

Washington ComPost ^ | 11/1/17 | Rick Maese

Camille LeNoir thought she’d landed a dream job last year, an entryway into the competitive world of coaching college basketball.She was a former player herself, having starred at the University of Southern California. The WNBA’s Washington Mystics made her a second-round draft pick and she played the game professionally overseas. But since her playing days ended, LeNoir had focused on working with young players. She was excited when her former college coach offered her an assistant position on his staff at New Mexico State University. She accepted the job, but two days before she was to board a plane for..

Christian Artists Must Make Same-Sex Wedding Invitations, Arizona Judge Rules

10/28/2017, 7:11:52 PM · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies

Christian Post ^ | 10/28/2017 | Anugrah Kumar

A court in Arizona has rejected arguments of evangelical Christian wedding invitation designers that a Phoenix ordinance protecting discrimination against LGBT people forces them to make artwork for same-sex couples, which is against their religious beliefs and freedoms of speech and religion. The Christians plan to appeal. Judge Karen Mullins of Maricopa County Superior Court this week ruled that the Phoenix ordinance does not violate Arizona's free speech and free exercise of religion laws, quashing an attempt by Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, owners of Brush & Nib Studio, to override the ordinance, AZ Central reported.

Alberta gov’t: ‘Unacceptable’ for Catholic schools to uphold Biblical sexuality

10/26/2017, 9:30:07 PM · by markomalley · 26 replies

Lifesite ^ | 10/26/17 | Lisa Bourne

The Alberta government says it is “unacceptable” for Catholic schools to uphold Church teaching on sexuality in school curriculum. Media in Alberta reported this week that the Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta had said curriculum promoting the homosexual “lifestyle,” masturbation, anal and oral sex, or transgenderism would be problematic if required by the impending K-12 health and wellness curriculum. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has criticized the Catholic schools and insisted their proposed program will never be taught if its final form is as it has been advertised.

Georgetown student group targeted as 'hate group' for Catholic beliefs, could be sanctioned

10/24/2017, 7:53:17 PM · by markomalley · 20 replies

Fox News ^ | 10/24/17 | Caleb Parke

A Catholic student group at Georgetown University could be stripped of its funding for its belief in traditional marriage. Love Saxa, a group that advocates for marriage between a man and a woman, is under fire from LGBTQ groups on campus, PRIDE and Queer People of Color, according to The Hoya, Georgetown’s student publication. A pro-choice student senator filed a notice on September 25, arguing Love Saxa’s definition of marriage and relationships violates university standards by fostering hatred or intolerance.The notice, which would identify Love Saxa as a hate group, could strip Love Saxa of its funding and bar it from...

LGBT Group At Christian School Bans Pro-Life Group From Sexual Health Fair

10/23/2017, 9:53:22 PM · by markomalley · 31 replies

Daily Caller ^ | 10/23/17 | Ian Miles Cheong

A pro-life student group at a Methodist college in Ohio has been denied a spot at the school’s upcoming sexual health fair by the school’s LGBT organization. The pro-life students were informed that their message, which shows the negative effects of abortion, does not promote “sex positivity.”Baldwin Wallace Allies denied a request for Baldwin Wallace Right-to-Life to participate in the event last week. The pro-life group intended to set up a table to talk about the negative physical and mental effects that abortion can have, and to provide students with knowledge of other options available to pregnant women.

North Carolina Governor: Businesses Must Allow Men in Women’s Bathrooms (Insanity)

10/23/2017, 11:27:09 AM · by NKP_Vet · 65 replies

https://www.onenewsnow.com ^ | October 22, 2017 | Michael Haverluck

Gov. Roy Cooper (D-N.C.) signed an executive order Thursday that forces businesses throughout North Carolina to allow men to use women’s restrooms – as well as permit women in men’s restrooms. The left-leaning governor’s LGBT-friendly order officially makes “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression” protected classes, and businesses that do not comply can suffer the consequences financially.

No Longer a Felony to Deliberately Spread HIV in California

10/9/2017, 7:03:46 PM · by Morgana · 25 replies

Moonbattery ^ | October 9, 2017 | Moonbattery

Liberalism isn’t always about tightening restrictions, because some restrictions are good. For example, even as California introduces prison sentences for those who insist on referring to transsexuals with biologically correct pronouns, we read this: Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday that lowers from a felony to a misdemeanor the crime of knowingly exposing a sexual partner to HIV without disclosing the infection. By “knowingly,” they mean deliberately. To be prosecuted for a felony under the old law required intent to transmit HIV, which leads to the horrific disease AIDS. It gets worse:

Christians Fear Retribution for Opposing Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ in Australia

12/12/2017, 8:15:53 PM · by marshmallow · 6 replies

LifeSite News ^ | 12/11/17 | Fr. Mark Hodges

SYDNEY, Australia, December 11, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Christians in Australia who uphold the sanctity of one-man, one-woman marriage are feeling threatened after the country legalized same-sex “marriage” last week. After a volunteer mail-in survey, lawmakers in both houses of Parliament passed a law legalizing homosexual “marriage” last week. But as Pastor Mark Powell put it in The Spectator Australia, “Let it be known that on the December 7, 2017 – the day in Australian Parliamentary history when "love won" – the hate campaign truly began.” Angry, intolerantPowell was referring to a “deluge” of hate mail and social media posts from

New York City Bans Politically Incorrect Sex Therapy

12/14/2017 6:31:27 PM PST · by TBP · 3 replies

The Stream ^ | December 14, 2017 | CATHY RUSE

New York City Council just barred adults from getting the sex therapy they seek — unless it agrees with the personal views of members of the council. The ‘Politically Correct Express’ Earlier this month, councilmembers passed a law banning professional therapists from counseling focused on changing a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. They added a huge exception to the law, however. The exception allowed the therapy as long as it’s aimed at “exploration and development” of a homosexual identity. It was also allowed for changing from sex-at-birth to a transgender identity