Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Christians Nationwide Urge Unseating Iowa Justices

Liberal "christians" and various homosexualists label the American Family Association as an “extremist hate group” fearing that such national Christian organizations will inform voters how to oust three Iowa Supreme Court justices who shoved same-sex "marriage" down Iowans' throats last year.

Also opposing the justices is an Iowa pastor who, like many others, is challenging the IRS to try to muzzle him.

UPDATE 11/3/10: Iowans Oust Gay Agenda Activist Justices

UPDATE 10/24/10: Voters split on expelling justices

-- From "Religious leaders urge Vander Plaats to denounce American Family Association" by Molly Rossiter, reporter for the Cedar Rapids Globe Gazette 10/13/10

Calling it an “extremist hate group” trying to manipulate votes by using fear, [pro-homosexual] religious leaders across the state Wednesday asked Bob Vander Plaats and his group, Iowa For Freedom, to denounce the American Family Association.

American Family Association, based in Tupelo, Miss., touts itself as “one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country” with a mission of motivating and equipping people to “restore American culture to its moral foundations.”

It is a major financial supporter of Vander Plaats’ Iowa For Freedom organization. The two organizations are leading a campaign to oust three Iowa Supreme Court justices because of the high court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage in Iowa.

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From "Group Says Extremists Funding Attack On Iowa Courts" posted at KCCI TV8 Des Moines, IA 10/13/10

The [liberal] Interfaith Alliance said it's not trying to tell Iowans how to vote, but said voters should know the group behind the effort is the American Family Association. The Alliance calls them an out-of-state extremist group with a hate-filled agenda.

The group met on the same steps where Bob Vander Plaats launched the effort months ago to remove three justices from their seats. Vander Plaats calls on supporters to vote against Chief Justice Marsha Ternus, David Baker and Michael Streit, all up for retention vote on Nov 2.

The AFA paid for an advertising campaign and according to public records, has covered nearly $70,000 in expenses for Vander Plaats' group, Iowa for Freedom.

David Lane, a spokesman for AFA Action Inc., said the group has every right to get involved in a campaign in Iowa.

About $320,000 has been spent on the campaign to oust the judges. The National Organization for Marriage has spent $235,000 on TV ads.

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From "Iowa pastor preaches politics to oust 3 justices who backed gay marriage" posted at USA Today 10/13/10

The Rev. Cary K. Gordon . . . an associate pastor at Cornerstone World Outreach in Sioux City, says he will defy federal law this month when he urges the congregation to vote to not retain the three justices, who participated in a unanimous ruling that allowed same-sex couples to wed. His mass mailing to 1,000 church leaders in September prompted one national religious liberty group to file a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service.

Advocates of the separation of church and state and some religious leaders say Gordon's plan is illegal, immoral and an attempt to falsely frame his dispute as a freedom-of-speech violation. The Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State in Washington, D.C., called Gordon's actions one of the most outrageous attempts to politicize a church that he has ever seen.

Others, such as Jeff Mullen, senior pastor of Point of Grace Church in Waukee, are urging Iowa pastors to communicate to their congregations the "biblical mandate for involvement in local and national elections."

An IRS spokesman declined to comment.

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