Monday, January 26, 2015

LSU Homosexualists Protest Louisiana Prayer Rally

As many as 7,000 Christians gathered Saturday on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge for "The Response: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis" with the Louisiana governor as headline speaker, but the LSU academia could only rouse a paltry few hundred of their faithful Gay Agenda advocates outside, while inside . . .
“It's about praying to God. It's about coming together. . . . today is all about a spiritual revival.”
-- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, self-described "evangelical Catholic" since high school (he was raised Hindu)
For background, read Liberals Launch Salvo at Gov. Jindal Prayer Rally

Also read Liberal Media Ignore 40,000 National Prayer Events even though there's a long list of states enacting laws to bring prayer back into public view.

In addition, read myriad examples of censorship of "politically incorrect" speech on college campuses across America.





-- From "Bobby Jindal Headlines All-Day Prayer Rally In Baton Rouge" by Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press 1/24/15

The rally attracted thousands to the basketball arena on LSU's campus but drew controversy both because of the group hosting it, the American Family Association [AFA], and Jindal's well-advertised headlining appearance [at this event, which was not publicly embraced by local Catholic leaders].

Holding his Bible, the two-term Republican governor opened the event by urging a revival to "begin right here, right here in our hearts." Later Saturday afternoon, he described his conversion to Christianity as a teenager.

"Today is about humbling ourselves before the Lord. Today we repent for our sins," he said. Later Jindal told attendees: "We can't just elect a candidate to fix our country ... We need a spiritual revival to fix our country."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "At controversial prayer rally, Jindal calls for spiritual revival" by Rosalind S. Helderman, Washington Post 1/24/15

The event drew protests outside the basketball arena where several hundred were gathered because of accusations that the American Family Association promotes discrimination against gays and is hostile to non-Christians. Jindal briefly referred to the protests in his appearance, asking the rally's attendees to pray for the demonstrators.

Otherwise, he stuck to his personal story, describing his seven-year path to Christianity as he paced the stage in jeans, a blazer, and a TED-speech style microphone headset. He spoke of a high school friend who had told him that he would be missed when the friend and his family went to heaven but Jindal did not. Jindal recalled a girl in high school who said she wanted to grow up to be a Supreme Court justice, so she could "save innocent human lives" from abortion. He spoke of a revelation as he watched a video about Jesus dying on the cross.

By hosting the event, Jindal was unable to attend a more prominent gathering of conservatives being held simultaneously in Iowa. The Iowa Freedom Summit drew a series of possible Republican presidential contenders, including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "AFA prayer rally at LSU featuring governor provokes protests" by Nancy Cook, KTAL-TV6 (Texarkana, TX / Shreveport, LA) 1/25/15

"Twenty-seven years ago, I came to Christ as a teenager right here at this campus at Chapel on the campus. It is amazing to me that 27 years later, I'd be able, as Governor, to invite people to come back and offer spiritual renewal and revival that we so desperately need in our state," Jindal said.

But members of LGBTQ communities from around the state, as well as LSU students and faculty, were not buying it, or anyway were not buying that the event should be held on the LSU campus.

The LSU Faculty Senate, in fact, passed a resolution opposing the prayer rally, in part because it was funded by the AFA, which it said was classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The AFA, the resolution claimed, demonizes and makes false claims “about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, Jews, Muslims, Hispanics, Native Americans and atheists.” The resolution said the event contridicted LSU’s mission “to use its extensive resources to solve economic, environmental and social challenges.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Thousands turn out for Bobby Jindal's prayer rally at LSU; students, activists protest too" by Elizabeth Crisp, The New Orleans Advocate 1/24/15


Outside LSU’s Pete Maravich Assembly Center, about 400 LSU students, faculty and others peacefully demonstrated, calling for equality for gay people and lesbians, an end to education funding cuts, and unity among the races and religions. Despite the controversy and concern it spawned in the weeks leading up to Jindal’s much-discussed prayer rally, those who attended said they left the event feeling uplifted.

Shamaka Schumake, of Baton Rouge, was among the protestors outside the PMAC. She said she wanted to get involved in the protest because of what she sees as anti-Muslim and anti-gay rhetoric from AFA and others involved.

Though [Jindal] and others have stressed repeatedly that the prayer rally wasn’t political, the event offered Jindal another chance to court evangelicals and the Christian right as he weighs a run for president. Critics had accused him of putting on a political show, just days after his supporters launched a political action committee that would set up a financial framework if he decides to seek the GOP nomination.

He also spoke briefly to an anti-abortion rally at the outdoors Greek Theater on campus while the prayer rally was in progress nearby.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Potential 2016 candidates road test messages on immigration, marriage" by Rebecca Kaplan, CBS News 1/25/15

"If I do decide to run [for president] I think this country, I think our nation, needs leaders who have the courage to speak the truth to us. And unfortunately we don't have that right now," Jindal said. "I'll give you an example: Earlier this week I gave a speech in London where I talked about the threats of radical Islamic terrorism. I know it made a lot of people upset, but we need leaders to tell us the truth. For example, people coming to our country need to integrate, need to assimilate."

Jindal . . . reiterated his believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, and took a shot at those politicians who have changed their stance on the issue.

"I know that many politicians are evolving, so-called evolving on this issue based on the polls. I don't change my views based on the polls," Jindal said.

He noted that Louisiana has a law defining marriage as being between a man and a woman, and said that if the court handed down a ruling that invalidated it, he would urge lawmakers in Washington, D.C. to pass a constitutional amendment that allowed states to continue defining marriage.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Atheists, Liberals Lament Recent Supreme Court Religious Liberty Rulings including the ruling that Christians Are Free to Pray in Jesus' Name at Government Meetings

And read Public Prayer: Poll Shows Vast Majority of Americans Want it

In addition, read President Obama Provokes Second 'In God We Trust' Movement

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Obama Touts Abortion; Americans March Against It

Although the media largely ignored hundreds of thousands of citizens on the streets across America this week, attention was paid to congressional Republicans debating how to reduce the killing of unborn children.  As Americans marched, the president praised ObamaCare for forcing all citizens to pay for the slaughter.

For background, read President Obama Praises Abortion on 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Also read As Pro-life Laws Sweep America, Liberals Battle Back as well as 75% of Abortion Clinics Closed: Jan. 2015 vs. 1991





-- From "'Roe v. Wade' turns 42; thousands march in opposition" by John Bacon and Greg Toppo, USATODAY 1/22/15

After a brief rally at the Washington Monument, the crowd filled Constitution Avenue, stretching for several blocks as people headed for Capitol Hill.

The march was scheduled to pass in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, but as it neared the marble edifice, a small counterprotest stepped into the street and stopped the marchers. . . . The group, which numbered a few dozen, chanted, "Without these basic rights, women can't be free — abortion on demand and without apology."

Police quickly moved the abortion opponents to the curb and arrested most of the counterprotesters, restraining their arms behind them with plastic ties and carrying them off as the march members cheered. A few chanted, "Je-sus! Je-sus!" and "USA! USA!"

The march took place as congressional leaders canceled a vote, scheduled for Thursday, on an abortion bill sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. The decision came after some members objected that the legislation was too restrictive and would hurt them with voters. Lawmakers instead approved a watered-down bill that would ban federal funding for abortions.

Franks' bill would have banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and provided exceptions for a woman's health and in cases of reported rape or incest involving a minor.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Traffic At A Virtual Standstill As Thousands Of Anti-Abortion Demonstrators Converge On San Francisco" posted at KCBS 1/24/15

Tens of thousands of people who oppose abortion gathered in San Francisco Saturday for the 11th Annual Walk for Life event. The event created major gridlock in The City, with traffic backed up all the way onto the Bay Bridge.

The Walk for Life in San Francisco is one of the largest in the country. It marks the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe Vs. Wade that made abortion legal in this country. The event attracts more than 50,000 people from all over the country who come in by the busloads.

Pastor Clenard Childress was one of them. He came all the way from New Jersey. Childress said it is intellectually dishonest for a woman “to claim a right for herself and in so doing, take away the right of somebody else.”

“This is so hypocritical to me, that we are grateful that our mothers chose life, yet we want a child in the womb to be denied the access we have already gained,” he said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "White House signals Obama will veto abortion ban" by Irin Carmon, MSNBC 1/20/15

Thursday is, not coincidentally, the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade,  and the day when anti-abortion activists are marching on the National Mall in the annual March for Life, featuring several Republican elected officials. H.R. 36, which bans abortion at 20 weeks on the unscientific (and so far legally irrelevant) claim that fetuses feel pain at that point, passed the House in 2013 but never got a vote in the Senate — which may change now that Republicans control it. About 1% of abortions take place after 20 weeks.

The political strategy of the 20 week ban is clear: Force Democrats to get on the record about later abortions, which poll poorly unless accompanied by information about the difficult circumstances facing women who get them. The legal strategy is also pretty clear: Justice Anthony Kennedy, once a swing vote on abortion, signaled his distaste for later abortions in the last major Supreme Court abortion case, Gonzales v. Carhart. Anti-abortion strategists are hoping to get him to sign onto a 20-week ban with vivid talk of fetal pain, thus undercutting his repeated holding that it’s unconstitutional to ban abortion before a fetus can survive outside of the womb. So far, the Supreme Court has declined to hear recent abortion cases before them, including Arizona’s 20-week ban, which was held unconstitutional by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "House votes to block federal funding of abortion" by Natalie Villacorta, Politico 1/22/15

President Barack Obama lashed out at House passage Thursday of a bill that would permanently prohibit taxpayer funding for abortion. The House easily passed it after GOP leaders had to cancel a vote on another bill that would have banned most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, which got caught up in a fight about exemptions for rape victims.

The House vote took place on the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Anti-abortion protesters had come to Washington for the annual March for Life.

More than 50 angry march participants showed up outside the office of Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), who pulled her co-sponsorship of the 20-week ban because of the requirement that rape victims report the crime to law enforcement authorities in order to obtain an exemption.

The House did easily pass H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015, sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.). White House advisers said they would recommend a veto should the bill reach the president’s desk.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Statement by the President on the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade" posted at WhiteHouse.gov 1/22/15

I am deeply committed to protecting this core constitutional right, and I believe that efforts like H.R. 7, the bill the House considered today, would intrude on women's reproductive freedom and access to health care and unnecessarily restrict the private insurance choices that consumers have today. The federal government should not be injecting itself into decisions best made between women, their families, and their doctors.  I am also deeply committed to continuing our work to reduce unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, promote adoptions, and minimize the need for abortion.

Today, as we reflect on this critical moment in our history, may we all rededicate ourselves to ensuring that our daughters have the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons.

To read the entire statement from President Obama above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Taxpayers Provide Almost Half of Planned Parenthood's $Billion$

And read Planned Parenthood Reports its Abortions & Profits Increased Last Year

Saturday, January 24, 2015

IL College Must Accept 'Anti-Gay' Speech: Judge

U.S. District Court Judge Robert W. Gettleman ruled this week that Waubonsee Community College (WCC) in Sugar Grove, Illinois must allow Wayne Lela and John McCartney, of Heterosexuals Organized for a Moral Environment, to distribute flyers on campus.  WCC had barred the social activists' "politically incorrect" opinions because the speech was not "consistent with the philosophy, goals and mission of the college."

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Marquette Univ. Bans Conservative Prof, Like a Terrorist

Atheists Force Bible Bans at Colleges Across America

California Univ. Says Student's Cross Necklace Offends Freshmen

Also read myriad examples of censorship of "politically incorrect" speech on college campuses.

In addition, read endless examples of "higher education" hostility toward Christianity in curriculum, and regarding employment, and discrimination in student admissions.

-- From "Federal judge rules against Waubonsee Community College in free speech lawsuit" by Eric Schelkopf, Suburban Life Media (Downers Grove, IL) 1/23/15

“Allowing plaintiffs to exercise their First Amendment rights on WCC’s campus does not amount to the college endorsing [the] plaintiff’s views or speech,” U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman wrote in an opinion and order he issued this week. “In fact, as plaintiffs point out, the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has publicly stated that its policies should not be carried out in ways that impair First Amendment rights.”

Gettleman granted Lela and McCartney’s motion to preliminarily prevent WCC from denying them access to the campus for purposes of leafleting. [WCC] now must submit to the court on or before Monday a written proposal for a reasonable time, place and manner for leafleting, according to the order.

Gettleman on Wednesday is set to make a definitive preliminary injunction order. In response, Jim Sibley, WCC’s executive director of marketing and communications, wrote in an emailed statement: “While we await the court’s final determination, we consider this a matter of pending litigation. Waubonsee Community College remains committed to maintaining a nondiscriminatory campus that is not disruptive to our educational mission.”

Whitman Brisky and Noel Sterett of Chicago-based Mauck & Baker LLC are assisting The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties organization, in its defense of Lela and McCartney’s constitutional rights.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Anti-gay group claims Waubonsee violated its freedom of speech" by Eric Schelkopf, Kane County Chronicle 7/22/14

Wayne Lela and John McCartney, members of the group Heterosexuals Organized for a Moral Environment, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court on July 16.

In the suit, Lela and McCartney are seeking to have Waubonsee Community College’s Use of College Facilities declared discriminatory and that it violates their free speech rights. The suit also seeks unspecified monetary damages.

According to the suit, Lela and McCartney contacted WCC administrators in early January seeking approval to pass out fliers titled “The Uncensored Truth About Homosexuality” and “Gay Activism and Freedom of Speech and Religion.” The fliers were sponsored by H.O.M.E.

In the lawsuit, Lela and McCartney claim that WCC’s Use of College Facilities and Services policy is discrimination because it “prohibits all speech which espouse views which WCC deems inconsistent and unfavorable with, or critical of, its philosophy, goals and mission, but not views that are consistent or favorable with its philosophy, goals and mission.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Free Speech Victory: Federal Court Orders Illinois College to Cease Censorship, Allow Social Activists to Pass Out 'Politically Incorrect' Flyers on Campus" by Nisha Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute posted at Standard Newswire 1/23/15

. . . In holding that WCC's actions inflicted irreparable harm upon the activists, U.S. District Court Judge Robert W. Gettleman noted, "provocative speech is entitled to the same protection as speech promoting popular notions." As an attorney, Judge Gettleman successfully defended the Nazis' right to march in their landmark free speech case against the Village of Skokie.

"University campuses once served as the breeding ground for much of the protests that gave rise to needed change in the 1960s—protests that altered the conscience of our nation and created a legacy for future dissenters," said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute and author of A Government of Wolves: the Emerging American Police State. "We are pleased that the district court recognized the value of free speech, provocative or not, in our society. If college administrators today were allowed to have their way, college campuses would be little more than breeding grounds for compliant citizens content to speak only when spoken to, on politically correct topics guaranteed not to cause disruption or disagreement, and in Orwellian areas designated as free speech zones."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists as well as Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

Friday, January 23, 2015

Brooklyn Homosexual Teacher Paid Boy for Oral Sex

Elementary school teacher Waris Grant, 37, admitted to police that he paid a 16-year-old boy to perform oral sex on him and is now charged with promoting prostitution, criminal sex act with a minor and acting in a manner that is injurious to a child.  Grant has been employed at Public School 256 in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn, New York) for over a decade teaching art and music.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Homosexual Teacher Jailed in Penn. for Paying Boys to Sext Him

Homosexual Teacher Rapes 1st Grader in New Orleans

Homosexual Teacher Arrested on Child Porn in Illinois

Homosexual Teacher Says Child Porn OK to View

Drama-teaching Gay Sex Offenders is a California Trend

Also read Mississippi School Attacked for Countering 'Gay Clubs'

http://brooklyn.news12.com/news/bed-stuy-teacher-waris-grant-from-p-s-256-accused-of-paying-teenage-boy-for-sex-acts-1.9834705
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-- From "Bed-Stuy teacher accused of paying teen for sex" posted at News12 (New York City cable TV) 1/23/15

Authorities say the teenager is not a student at the school, but they are investigating whether there are other young victims, particularly at the elementary school where he has worked since 2003.

The city's Department of Education released a statement saying in part, "While the allegations against Mr. Grant are not school-related, they are deeply disturbing. DOE took swift action to immediately remove him from the classroom, and he will remain away from students."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Brooklyn teacher paid 16-year-old student for sex act, cops say" by Ben Chapman, Thomas Tracy, New York Daily news 1/23/15

[It was] unclear was how the elementary school teacher knew the boy.

Grant was immediately reassigned to a role away from students after the allegations were made, a DOE spokesman said.

He continues to collect his $72,990 salary.

The teacher was arrested after the teen told his parents what happened and they called police.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Most Americans Say Gay Men Untrustworthy with Boys

In addition, read Pedophilia is Sexual Orientation, Like 'Being Gay' and also read Normalization of Pedophilia Urged by Psychiatrists

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Denver Baker Refuses 'Anti-Gay' Bible Cake Order

While Christians in the wedding business are being prosecuted by governments as well as fined and/or bankrupted by lawsuits for refusing to participate in same-sex ceremonies, the gay-friendly Azucar Bakery in Denver, Colorado is being investigated by the Colorado Civil Rights Division for discriminating against a customer who wanted a Bible-shaped cake with words that she considers hateful to gays and against her moral conscience.

Colorado lawmakers are considering new legislation to permit businesses to refuse services that violate the owner's religious or moral beliefs.

“The government should not be able to compel bakers to print things that they disagree with.”
-- Gordon Klingenschmitt, Colorado state representative (Republican)
For background, read about Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado who has been persecuted by the State of Colorado for refusing to make a same-sex "wedding" cake that would violate his religious conscience.

Also read about states passing religious liberty laws to protect citizens and their businesses from lawsuits by homosexualists and/or fines by courts, and to ensure the free practice of religion without government interferenceIn February 2014, the homosexualists exposed their goal to end religious liberty when they descended on Arizona's legislature.

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Lesbians Attack Immigrant Christian Florida Wedding Planner

North Carolina Christians Lose Jobs for Refuses Same-sex 'Wedding'

New York Christian Farmers Guilty & Fined over 'Gay Wedding'

Pastors Face Fines, Jail for Refusing 'Gay Wedding'





-- From "Complaint: Baker refused to write anti-gay words on cake" by Jessica Oh, KUSA-TV posted at USA Today Network 1/20/15

In March of 2014, a customer named Bill Jack requested several cakes in the shapes of Bibles from the Azucar Bakery in Denver, Colo., according to the bakery owner, Marjorie Silva.

Silva says Jack pulled out a piece of paper with phrases like "God hates gays" and requested her to write them on his cakes.

He wouldn't let employees make a copy of the paper and would not read the words out loud, Silva claims. The bakery owner also says the customer wanted an image of two men holding hands with an "X" on top.

"After I read it, I was like 'No way,'" Silva said. "'We're not doing this. This is just very discriminatory and hateful.'"

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Colorado baker faces complaint for refusing anti-gay message on cake" by The Associated Press 1/22/15

She said she would make the cake, but declined to write his suggested messages on the cake, telling him she would give him icing and a pastry bag so he could write the words himself. Silva said the customer didn't want that.

The case comes as Republicans in Colorado's Legislature talk about changing the state law requiring that businesses serve gays in the wake of a series of incidents where religious business owners rejected orders to celebrate gay weddings. Republican Sen. Kevin Lundberg said the new case shows a "clash of values" and argued Colorado's public accommodation law is not working.

"The state shouldn't come in and say to the individual businessman, 'You must violate your religious — and I'll say religious-slash-moral convictions. This baker (Silva), thought that was a violation of their moral convictions. The other baker, which we all know very well because of all the stories, clearly that was a violation of their religious convictions," Lundberg said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Castle Rock man whose ‘anti-gay’ cake was rejected: ‘I was discriminated against’" by Will C. Holden, KDVR-TV31 (Denver, CO) 1/20/15

In addition to being a state legislator, [Gordon] Klingenschmitt is also an ordained minister and former Navy chaplain who has made suggestions on multiple occasions that President Barack Obama may be possessed by demons. In this case, however, Klingenschmitt said he supports Silva’s right to “not print the Bible on her cakes.”

Klingenschmitt agrees so strongly with Silva, in fact, that he is sponsoring legislation to protect her rights in the state’s current legislative session.

That said, Klingenschmitt was also quick to point out that he also sided with Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips in a similar 2012 incident that was settled in court last year. The only difference between the two cases was that Phillips refused to make a rainbow-layered cake for a Colorado gay couple’s wedding in Massachusetts, citing a religious objection to gay marriage.

This is why, Klingenschmitt said, he is in the early drafting stages of a bill that he hopes will garner bipartisan support for its efforts to “repair an existing flaw in Colorado’s nondiscrimination statues.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Focus on the Family Sides With Colorado Baker Who Refused to Bake 'God Hates Gays' Cake" by Michael Gryboski, Christian Post Reporter 1/21/15

Jeff Johnston, issues analyst with the Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family, told The Christian Post that he sided with the pro-gay bakery on the grounds of First Amendment rights.

"This is a free speech issue, and we support freedom of speech. It's also a religious or conscience issue — the government should not force people to violate their core beliefs," said Johnston.

"Just as a Christian baker should not be required to create a cake for a same-sex ceremony, this baker should not be required to create a cake with a message that goes against her conscience."

Azucar is not the first bakery to find itself in legal trouble over expression regarding homosexuality, but it might be the first to face possible legal action for refusing to cater to anti-gay sentiments.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

PBS NewsHour report on Masterpiece Cakeshop (1/21/15 video):


Also read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists as well as Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Lesbians Attack Immigrant Christian Fla. Business

Lana Rusev, who came to America from Ukraine, owns a wedding planning business that is now being persecuted in social media because she revealed her Christian beliefs in a letter to lesbians who asked her to plan their "wedding."
". . . due to my strong personal belief I do not feel comfortable planning a wedding for lesbian couples. . . . but there are other wedding planners who are ok with doing this."
-- Lana Rusev, Simply Elegant Wedding Planning of Jacksonville, Florida
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Homosexualists Declare War on Internet Browser

Gays, Media Attack Christian Colleges with Values

Michigan Homosexualist Attacks Christian on Mom's Day

North Carolina Christians Lose Jobs for Refuses Same-sex 'Wedding'

Atlanta Fires Fire Chief for 'Anti-gay' Bible Study

Pastors Face Fines, Jail for Refusing 'Gay Wedding'

Also read Pastors Lead Local Battles Against 'Gay Rights'

What's next? Teen Girl to Marry Father in New Jersey—Adult Incest is Legal



-- From "Wedding planner refuses to help lesbian couple" by Keitha Nelson, WTLV-TV12 First Coast News (Jacksonville, FL) 1/15/15

When [lesbian] Melissa McCord posted [Rusev's reply] on social media dozens of comments were posted to the business' Facebook page. People were outraged that McCord was refused service due to her sexuality.

Rusev, a native of Ukraine says she feels bullied by the comments left on the company's Facebook page.

"This takes me back to about 26 years ago when my family and I fled from a country that persecuted people for their belief."

"I believe people should be able to choose how they live their life," said Rusev. "But for me because of my personal belief I believe marriage should be between a man and a woman."

"If I hurt anyone I apologize, but that is my personal belief," said Rusev. "We all are entitled to our beliefs."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Wedding Planner Groomed for Marriage Fight" posted at Family Research Council 1/20/15

For more than two decades, Lana has been adjusting to her life in the U.S. -- but she never dreamed that adjustment would include an assault to the very freedoms she came here seeking. . . .

In a polite letter to Melissa McCord and her partner, Rusev explained that not only was there a conflict with the dates -- but with her conscience. “After checking our booked events I have discovered that we are booked on the 30th and 31st and unfortunately are not able to take additional events for the weekend. Also, due to my strong personal belief, I do not feel comfortable planning a wedding for lesbian couples. I hope you understand and do not take this personally. I am really sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.”

That enraged the couple, who took familiar revenge: launching a full-scale social media assault against the company. Within hours, Lana was inundated with threats and negative business reviews. But it’ll take a lot more than harassment to scare off Rusev. “I understand that they may be hurt, but there are other wedding planners who are okay with doing this,” she told the local newspaper. “Take your business elsewhere.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists as well as Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

And read Homosexualists' Terrorist Attack on Christians - Perp arrested for attempted murder

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Atheists Defeat Veterans Memorial in N. Carolina

The city council of King, North Carolina voted to remove a privately-funded sculpture of a soldier kneeling at a cross and a Christian flag from King Central Park rather than fight the costly lawsuit against Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
“I feel this city has been sabotaged and bullied by folks who don’t believe in what this community stands for . . . we have been pressured by insurance companies and attorneys who have never been to King. They don’t know what we are about and what this community stands for.”
-- Wesley Carter, City Councilman
For background, read Atheists Force Christian Flag Out, King Citizens Respond

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Atheists Want WWI Memorial Cross Demolished in Rhode Island

Atheists Want Marine Memorial Demolished at Pendleton

Atheists Sue to Remove Christ from 9/11 Memorial

Federal Appeals Court Rules Memorial Cross Unconstitutional

Jesus Banned from Sterling, Colorado Cemetery

Also read President Obama Opposes Prayer for Soldiers in Battle

-- From "North Carolina town agrees to remove sculpture of soldier with cross" by David Ng, Los Angeles Times 1/13/15

Documents show that in settling the case, King agreed to remove the sculpture. In addition, the town's insurer will pay $500,000 to the Americans United for Separation of Church and State to cover legal fees and costs. A nominal $1 in damages will also be paid to the plaintiff.

King has denied it violated laws regarding the separation of church and state in the U.S. Constitution and the North Carolina Constitution.

A news release from the city said the City Council preferred not to settle the case but nonetheless approved the settlement on Jan. 6. The city, population 6,906, said that it had already incurred legal costs in excess of $50,000 to defend the case, and that litigation costs were expected to reach $2 million without any guarantee of a favorable verdict.

As part of the settlement, King has also agreed not to fly a Christian flag at the memorial park. The Christian flag typically features a cross in its upper-left corner and is intended to represent various Christian faiths.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "King settles flag lawsuit; Christian flag, statue to be removed" by Meghann Evans, Winston-Salem Journal 1/7/15

The King City Council on Tuesday voted 3-2 to approve a settlement agreement in the lawsuit, Steven Hewett v. the City of King.

The council voted in King City Hall before a mostly filled room of about 60 people. While the crowd never got out of hand, many people shook their heads in frustration as the board voted to settle. A few people interjected, saying such things, “What else are you going to give up next?”

Council members Charles Allen and Mayor Pro Tempore Dillard Burnette voted in favor of settling, while Brian Carico and Wesley Carter voted against it.

Mayor Jack Warren broke the tie, voting in favor.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "King settles - Citizens ask council to fight for flag" by Nicholas Elmes, The Stokes News (Walnut Cove, NC) 1/6/15

“I fully believe in the right of flying our flag,” said Danny Newsome. “Continue to fight for them to give us the right to fly the flag.”

Jack Westmoreland, a veteran who served in Beirut, said . . . “This country was founded on the freedom or religion and the freedom of speech. I ask that you give me my right to freedom of religion.”

David Keaton, a long time King resident, said “ . . . don’t take mine away from me. God all mighty has blessed King and we do not need to turn our back on him. I encourage you to do everything in your power to keep that flag flying one way or the other. Just do what is right.”

The two council members voting against the settlement agreed that settling made good financial sense for the city, but said they could not vote “yes” due to their faith.

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