Friday, October 31, 2014

Tenn. School Denies Teaching Islam, Slams FOX News

After FOX News reported that the 8-year-old son of Sommer Bauer received a Nation of Islam handout from his Harold McCormick Elementary School in the small Tennessee town of Elizabethton, school Superintendent Ed Alexander immediately went ballistic on the media reports, saying that the boy swiped an errant sheet of paper from the teacher's table.  Now, other children claim they, too were handed the anti-American Islamic propaganda that depicted the Mount Rushmore presidents as racists.

For background, read Tennessee School Visits Mosque, No Time for Church and also read Massachusetts Students Forced To Learn Muslim Conversion and read the myriad examples of public schools favoring Islam.

However, Citizens Force Islam Indoctrination Out of Ohio Middle School

-- From "Mother, superintendent respond to school's Nation of Islam handout" by Olivia Caridi, WCYB-TV5 (Bristol, TN) 10/29/14

[Sommer Bauer] says she was contacted by Fox News, but wanted to talk to the principal beforehand. "I just wanted to know if it was an honest mistake that this was printed off and given to the students in the classroom, or is it part of the curriculum?" she says.

Her son told her that the class divided into four small groups that day for a Mount Rushmore activity, and the handout was one they were told to study.

[Supt.] Alexander says he's now dealing with something that's blown up nationally. "Thinking that we as a school system would promote Islam, Islamic nation, anti-patriotism, defame the presidents of the United States that are on Mount Rushmore, doing these things, indoctrinating our children, that's absurd," he says.

Alexander told News 5 that lesson plans by teachers are checked every week by principals, and that the legitimate Mount Rushmore materials that the teachers used in the small groups were included in the third grade student standards.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Elizabethton director says Mount Rushmore sheet should not have been in classroom" by John Thompson, Elizabethton Bureau Chief for Johnson City Press 10/30/14

Alexander said he spent much of the past three days investigating the incident and determining what actions to take.

One thing he did agree with Fox was that the National of Islam document should not have been in the classroom.

Alexander said that while the Fox News story on Monday was accurate in reporting the boy had been in possession of a document he had taken from school, he went on to say on Tuesday that “what was reported (which had been rebutted prior to the airing) was misleading and totally incorrect. I can only think it was shown for its sensational effect. Sadly, regardless of any follow-up report, our system has been defamed.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Elizabethton Director Alexander says FOX News report on schools not fair, not balanced" by John Thompson, Elizabethton Bureau Chief for Johnson City Press 10/28/14

[Supt.] Alexander said the principal told him the whole thing started because a teacher preparing for a teacher observation Sept. 27 was doing research on Mount Rushmore for the lesson. The teacher conducted a widespread search of the Internet for information on Mount Rushmore.

One of the items printed for background information for the teacher observation was a Nation of Islam article on what it takes to be placed on Mount Rushmore. The article depicted the four presidents there — George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln — as racists.

Alexander said he told [FOX News' Todd] Starnes the teacher read the document and discarded it onto a separate table next to the teacher’s desk. Alexander said “the student, without permission, took the sheet from a ‘ton’ of discarded teacher’s material on that table. Then the student took it home and gave it to the parent.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Second Parent: My child got Nation of Islam paper, too" by Todd Starnes, 10/28/14

The [second] parent asked not to be identified to protect her child. She told me she came forward because of how the school is treating Mrs. Bauer’s son.

“I don’t want this little boy to be looked at as a liar,” the parent said. “As of right now that’s what all of these adults are making this boy out to be – and that makes me sick to my stomach.”

According to the parent, the children were separated into four groups. Each group was given two “sheets of paper.”

“The teacher held up each one and said, ‘These do not go home. These are just to use here,” the parent told me.

The Nation of Islam “sheet ” explained that George Washington hailed from Virginia, a “prime breeder of black people.” Of Theodore Roosevelt, it was alleged he called Africans “ape-like.” There were also disparaging comments made about Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read the Obama administration position on Islam: the "religion of peace"

Thursday, October 30, 2014

SBC Baptists Push Back on 'Gay Marriage' Trend

The mainstream media is apoplectic over this week's three-day conference in Nashville of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention titled "The Gospel, Homosexuality and the Future of Marriage."  Over a thousand SBC pastors and leaders gathered there.
"We come from a Christian world view and a Christian world view is that God designed marriage as between a man and a woman and He gets to define it no matter what the Supreme Court thinks."
-- Dr. Richard Land, the president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary
For background, read Study: Pastors Hide Culture Truth to be Successful; but in contrast, Detroit Black Pastors Denounce 'Gay Rights'

-- From "Southern Baptists Strike a Different Tone than Catholics in Conference" by Elizabeth Dias, Time Magazine 10/28/14

Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, opened the gathering on Monday in a defensive posture, saying that Western society is experiencing “a moral revolution” happening “at warp speed,” one that now celebrates things that were previously condemned. “We are accustomed to speaking from a position of strength,” Mohler said, explaining how traditional evangelical opposition to homosexuality is no longer mainstream.

. . . Mohler suggested in his opening remarks that Christians should approach gays in ways “not about their sin (homosexuality) but about our sin (all shortcomings).” Glen Stanton, director for Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family, continued the theme: “Every one of us is stricken with an eternal disorder called sin,” he said in his talk called, “Love my (LGBT) Neighbor.” “How do we love gay and lesbian people? … The great equalizer is our sin.”

On the whole, the conference makes clear its strong on moral opposition to homosexuality. Many of the prominent speakers champion a pointed opposition to mainstream culture, and nearly all use the phrase “someone who experiences same-sex attraction” or “a homosexual” instead of using preferred, self-identifying terms of LGBTQ persons. Erik Stanley, a lawyer with the Alliance Defending Freedom, compared the show Modern Family to a gateway drug for accepting gays and described Matthew Shepard’s murder as a gay hate crime hoax. Barronelle Stutzman, a Washington state florist who declined to make a wedding flower arrangement for a gay couple, said, “They can destroy me but they cannot destroy God and his word.” The crowd gave her a standing ovation.

What’s happening in Nashville gives the world a peek at the kind of culture different church leaders are cultivating in the midst of changing societal views on sexuality. For the evangelicals and Baptists in Nashville, it is time to double down. . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Southern Baptists tell pastors: hold line on gays" by Rachel Zoll, Associated Press 10/28/14

Speakers at the event said they understood they were on the losing end of the culture war on marriage. But they were prepared to be the voice of a moral minority because gay marriage is a "rejection of God's law," according to Mohler. He said evangelicals needed to have "a lot of agonizing conversations" about how to move forward.

. . . Each [conference] participant was given a bagful of books and pamphlets, with titles such as, "Love Into Light: The Gospel, The Homosexual and The Church," and "Loving My (LGBT) Neighbor," meant to help pastors articulate their stand against same-sex relationships.

Most of the morning sessions Tuesday featured Christians such as Rosaria Butterfield who had been attracted to members of the same-sex but say they were now married to someone of the opposite sex or had overcome their attractions. . . .

In an interview, Mohler said he expected to see some evangelical churches splitting off to accept gay relationships in years ahead. Evangelicals in the millennial generation, ages 18-33, are twice as likely as their elders to support same-sex marriage, according to a survey released in February by the Public Religion Research Institute. Southern Baptists last month cut ties with a California congregation, New Heart Community Church, whose pastor accepted same-sex marriage after his son came out as gay. But Moore believes only a small minority of evangelicals will come to accept same-sex relationships as they struggle with expressing their opposition in the current climate.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Evangelical Church Grapples With Growth of Gay Rights" By Tamara Audi, Wall Street Journal 10/27/14

SBC leaders say the purpose of the conference is not to re-examine the church’s stance on same-sex marriage and homosexuality, but to help guide member churches through “new challenges” in the culture.

“We cannot revise the gospel we’ve received,” said Russell Moore, head of the convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. “The goal is to start a conversation to help equip churches to minister in the changing culture on these issues.”

Mr. Moore said much of the program resulted from conversations with pastors “grappling with the transgender issue as they’re seeking to evangelize to transgender persons. How do we address this biblically? How do we articulate a Christian understanding of marriage to those who disagree with us?”

While more-liberal Protestant denominations have begun to accept openly gay members and support same-sex marriage, Southern Baptists, with nearly 16 million members, are viewed as a bastion of conservative evangelical beliefs.

Andrew Walker, a 29-year-old Southern Baptist and the director of the SBC’s policy studies for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said young, active evangelicals aren’t changing their views on homosexuality, and are committed to “biblical authority.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Southern Baptists laud marriage, only not for gays" by Heidi Hall, The Tennessean 10/28/14

About 1,300 pastors, Christian educators and other interested Baptists are packing "The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage," a conference presented by the denomination's policy arm, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. It continues through Wednesday at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville.

In a "Millennials and Marriage" panel led Monday by Andrew Walker, a denominational policy expert on marriage, panelists said there's a problem with young people seeing only the Hollywood version of wedlock. One, John Stonestreet, speaker and fellow of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, laid problems with marriage at the feet of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, contraceptive pill Plan B and the television show "Glee."

. . . Sherif Girgis, a student pursuing his Ph.D. in philosophy at Princeton and his law degree at Yale, said there are no valid legal arguments in support of same-sex marriage. He cited the slippery slope of polygamy and biological incompatibility as reasons against it and called marriage equality supporters "noble pagans."

Speakers also frequently dismissed the idea that they're on the wrong side of history. Better on the wrong side of history and the right side of God, they agreed.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Marriage, homosexuality focus of conf." by Tom Strode, Baptist Press 10/27/14

The ERLC's hope for the conference "is that attendees will be equipped to defend marriage in the culture and strengthen marriage in the church," said Phillip Bethancourt, the entity's executive vice president. "We want to motivate them to see marriage as a part of God's good design that is worth fighting for in a culture that is shifting all around us."

The speeches and panel discussions will address such topics as:

-- Building healthy marriages.

-- Evangelizing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

-- Helping Christians who struggle with same-sex attraction.

-- Resolving the clash between religious liberty and "sexual freedom."

-- Handling singleness.

Christians will not escape dealing with these issues, said ERLC President Russell D. Moore.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Southern Baptists Surprising Tones Toward Sexuality" by Chelsen Vicari, Special to Chrisian Post 10/28/14

Long before the start of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's 2014 (ERLC 2014) conference on marriage, sexuality and homosexuality, the fiery darts were thrown. Cultural and religious analysts and Twitter pundits alike hurled their accusations of hatred and bigotry with the hopes Internet bullying would silence discussions of biblical sexuality. But had critics waited to watch the ERLC 2014 live stream, they might have been surprised by the Southern Baptists' compassionate, almost self-deprecating opening notes.

Though displaying a compassionate tone, opening notes were not deficient of moral, biblical truths.

"It is a slander against the gospel for us to redefine sin in any way," explained Dr. Mohler.

After hearing that faithful Christians cannot redefine sin and must engage the culture without becoming a part of it, what should be done? Mohler's answer: lots of prayer and lots of "agonizing conversations" with a sense of urgency because "we can't' take a hiatus from history. It's too late."

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

For example, Pastors Face Fines, Jail for Refusing 'Gay Wedding'

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Limiting Births Fails to Save Earth: Gov't Report

A new study from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, which receives 85% of its funding from President Obama's federal government agencies, has concluded that even a world-wide one-child policy for population control is not enough.  The Academy's environmentalists, concerned that humans are destroying the planet, also determined that even massive deaths from cataclysmic events such as nuclear war and unprecedented pandemics would not succeed in saving the non-human life of the Earth.
“We were surprised that a five-year WWIII scenario mimicking the same proportion of people killed in the First World War and Second World War combined, barely registered a blip on the human population trajectory this century.”
-- Professor Barry Brook, Ecologist, University of Adelaide
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Obama White House Says Lower Birth Rates Will Lower Costs

Obama White House Advises 'Green' Abortions

Hillary Clinton Agrees 'Family Planning' Critical vs. Climate Change

Vice President Biden Sees Need for China's One-Child Policy

World Health Organization: Earth's Enemy is Too Many Babies

Green Abortions: Hospitals Burning Babies for Heat

Also read Environmentalists Say Trade Babies For Climate Change

-- From "Restricting Population Growth May not solve Environment Issues" by Felix Balthasar, Maine News 10/28/14

According to a new study, controlling population growth will not solve global issues of sustainability in the short term. The study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences stated that if the world follows one-child policy, then the number of people in 2100 remained around current levels.

The study also reported that even if a catastrophic event in the future kills billions of people, it would have a little effect on the overall impact. According to the study, in 2100, there will be about 12 billion people on the earth.

The authors of the study stated that about 14% of all the humans who ever existed on the earth were alive today. Growth in population means an impact on the environment than ever. In near future, humans will have to face problems like conversion of forests for agriculture, climate change, pollution and rise of urbanization.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Culling The Population Is Not A Realistic Environmental Solution" by News Staff, posted at Science 2.0 10/27/14

In the 1960s and '70s, population bomb reality was said to be as settled as climate change is today. No less than Dr. John Holdren, current Obama administration Science Czar, co-authored a book called Ecoscience, which argued that forced sterilization and mass abortions might be necessary, and even viable under the equal protection clause of the Constitution.

And older people today still think population is the problem, though since food and energy are not major issues, they argue culling humanity might be necessary to save the environment. New multi-scenario modeling of world human population has concluded that even mandatory sterilization or abortions or a mass kill-off would not bring about large enough change to solve issues of global sustainability as they are portrayed. So World War III won't save the planet.

Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, ecologists Professor Corey Bradshaw and Professor Barry Brook from the University of Adelaide's Environment Institute say instead that we should focus on policies and technologies that reverse rising consumption of natural resources and enhance recycling for more immediate sustainability gains.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Reducing population is no environmental 'quick fix'" posted at Eureka! Science News 10/28/14

New multi-scenario modelling of world human population has concluded that even stringent fertility restrictions or a catastrophic mass mortality would not bring about large enough change this century to solve issues of global sustainability. . . .

Fertility reduction efforts, however, through increased family-planning assistance and education, should still be pursued, as this will lead to hundreds of millions fewer people to feed by mid-century.

The researchers constructed nine different scenarios for continuing population ranging from "business as usual" through various fertility reductions, to highly unlikely broad-scale catastrophes resulting in billions of deaths.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Population controls 'will not solve environment issues'" by Matt McGrath, Environment Correspondent, BBC News 10/27/14

The picture is complicated by the fact that while the overall [worldwide population] figures have been growing, the world's per-capita fertility has been declining for several decades.

"We've gone past the point where we can do it easily, just by the sheer magnitude of the population, what we call the demographic momentum. We just can't stop it fast enough," said Prof Corey Bradshaw from the University of Adelaide.

In their paper, the researchers also look at the impact on numbers of a global catastrophe in the middle of this century. They found that even an event that wiped out two billion people would still leave about eight and a half billion in 2100.

"Our work reveals that effective family planning and reproduction education worldwide have great potential to constrain the size of the human population and alleviate pressure on resource availability over the longer term," said Prof Barry Brook from the University of Tasmania.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Humanity's 'inexorable' population growth is so rapid that even a global catastrophe would not stop it" by Steve Connor, Science Editor, UK Independent 10/27/14

Two prominent ecologists, who normally study animal populations in the wild, have concluded that the number of people in the world today will present one of the most daunting problems for sustainable living on the planet in the coming century – even if every country adopts a draconian “one child” policy.

Professor Bradshaw told The Independent that the study was designed to look at human numbers with the insight of an ecologist studying natural impacts on animals to determine whether factors such pandemics and world wars could dramatically influence the population projections.

Simon Ross, the chief executive of the charity Population Matters, said that introducing modern family planning to the developing world would cost less than $4bn – about one third of the UK’s annual aid budget.

“So, while fertility reduction is not a quick fix, it is relatively cheap, reliable, and popular with most, with generally positive side effects. We welcome the recognition of the potential of family planning and reproductive education to alleviate resource availability in the longer term,” Mr Ross said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Click headlines below to read more background articles:

Where Liberalism Flourishes, Population Diminishes

Utopian Dream Shattered by Reality of Birth Rate

Plants' & Animals' Civil Rights - Antihumanism

Environmentalism is the Greatest Threat to Civilization

Also read how low birth rates cause European nationalities to fear that they will cease to exist, especially Russia and even Germany.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mass. Students Forced To Learn Muslim Conversion

“Allah is the greatest. I bear witness that there is no god but Allah. I bear witness that Muhammad is his prophet.”
-- Islamic creed, prayer of conversion
Parents are livid that the public school in the Boston suburb of Revere, Massachusetts is requiring all students to study the prayer that Islamic terrorists force Christians to cite in order to become Muslim, lest they be killed as infidels.  The school superintendent will not yield, saying that teaching Islam is required in history class.

For background, read Public School Trip to Mosque in Massachusetts, Students Pray

UPDATE 2/10/15: Florida School Teaches Islam Including Prayer Rugs

UPDATE 1/30/15: Teaching Girls to Wear Muslim Hijab in California School

UPDATE 1/9/15: Colorado School Visits Mosque, Enforces Sharia Law

In addition, read Minnesota School Admits Pro-Muslim/Anti-Christian Bias and also read New York Schools Observe Muslim Holidays (but Christmas?) and read the myriad examples of public schools favoring Islam.

However, Citizens Force Islam Indoctrination Out of Ohio Middle School

-- From "Some Revere parents upset over Islam in curriculum" posted at WHDH-TV7 (Boston) 10/22/14

A section of the textbook describing the beliefs of Muslims says, "I bear witness that there is no God but Allah."

But some parents said they did not want their kids learning anything about Islam.

"No religion should be taught at school. In their paper it says Allah is their only God. That's insulting to me as a Christian who believes in just Jesus only," said [parent] Anthony Giannino.

The superintendent of Revere Public Schools wrote the parents a letter explaining that it is simply part of the history in that section of the curriculum . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Massachusetts Father Mad Just Because Public School Teaches ‘There Is No God But Allah’" by Eric Owens, Education Editor, Daily Caller 10/26/14

The textbook portion also reverently celebrates Muhammad’s life.

“Muhammad later tended sheep on the dry hills like many young Arabians,” the text explains. “Later he became a successful merchant and married a wealthy widow. However, he felt as though something was missing in his life, so he went on a retreat.”

The founder of Islam was “upset about the cruelty of his people,” the text also optimistically explains. They “killed baby girls.” They “treated their slaves unkindly.” And “Muhammad had a strong sense of right and wrong.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read the Obama administration position on Islam: the "religion of peace"

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Cutting Okla. Abortions in Half: Judges OK New Law

Abortionists lost in courts twice last week as Oklahoma judges declined to issue injunctions against new state laws requiring abortion clinics to ensure the safety of women (but not their babies), which will result in the closure of one clinic that accounts for nearly half of all abortions in the state.

For background, read Abortion Clinic Closings Set Record; Abortionists Admit Defeat and are now Forced to Risk All in Supreme Court

Also read Abortionists Battle to Kill Without Clinics

In addition, read Learn to be Abortionist in 6-weeks, Free Online

-- From "Oklahoma: Challenge to Abortion Law Denied" by Erik Eckholm, New York Times 10/24/14

A state judge declined on Friday to block a law requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. The Center for Reproductive Rights, which had challenged the law on behalf of Dr. Larry A. Burns of Norman, said it was filing an emergency appeal with the State Supreme Court.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Judge Rules That Abortion Doctors Must Have Admitting Privileges" by The Associated Press 10/24/14

Oklahoma County District Judge Bill Graves ruled Friday against a legal challenge on behalf of a Norman clinic that performs nearly half of the abortions in the state.

Attorneys for Dr. Larry Burns say the law [Senate Bill 1848] could force him to shut down his practice. They say he's applied for admitting privileges at 16 hospitals without success. His practice performs about 44 percent of abortions in the state, and is one of only three in Oklahoma.

But Graves denied the request for a temporary injunction that would have put the law on hold.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Judge refuses to block challenged law putting restrictions on abortions" by Barbara Hoberock, Tulsa World Capitol Bureau 10/25/14

[Dr. Larry Burns, whose Norman, OK clinic opened in 1974,] alleged it violated the constitutional requirement that bills contain one subject. He also alleged it violated the ban on special laws because it singled out abortion doctors for special treatment.

He was seeking to put the law on hold pending the outcome of the challenge. The law takes effect Nov. 1.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Oklahoma County judge rules against abortion doctor in effort to put new law on hold" by Nolan Clay, The Oklahoman 10/25/14

Graves refused Friday to issue either a temporary restraining order or temporary injunction. In a four-page order, the judge found the doctor failed to show he is likely to succeed on the merits of his constitutional claims.

The judge criticized the doctor for waiting until mid-July — 51 days after Gov. Mary Fallin signed the law in May — before applying for admitting privileges at the first of the 16 hospitals.

The judge also noted that Burns could comply with the law by simply hiring another doctor who already had admitting privileges to be at the clinic when abortions are performed.

In 2013 alone, by the doctor’s own count, he performed abortions for 2,046 women.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Oklahoma judge allows law banning abortion pills to take effect" by Heide Brandes, Reuters 10/22/14

An Oklahoma judge said on Wednesday he will allow a law that bans abortion-inducing drugs [RU-486] to take effect as planned on Nov. 1, over the objections of abortion rights advocates who said the measure is poor public health policy that could put women at risk.

Oklahoma District Court Judge Robert Stuart turned down a request by abortion rights groups to halt the measure from taking effect. Stuart also allowed a provision that would limit liability claims against physicians due to the law.

Earlier this year, lawmakers in the heavily Republican state approved new restrictions on abortion clinics they said were aimed at protecting women's health, but abortion rights advocates said were actually intended to shut clinics.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Judge Lets Oklahoma Ban Abortion Drugs" by David Lee, Courthouse News Service 10/22/14

Signed into law in April, HB 2684 bans off-label use of FDA-approved abortion drugs and requires that a physician provide surgical care and access to medical facilities to prescribe such drugs.

The plaintiffs claimed the law places "burdensome and arbitrary" restrictions on medical care for abortions.

"If the act is allowed to take effect, some women will be prevented altogether from terminating an early pregnancy by using medication alone, and others will be deprived of the safest and most effective methods of doing so," the 5-page motion states.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Abortion advocates lose one in Oklahoma" by Charlie Butts, 10/24/14

The bill being challenged simply requires that abortionists use the drug according to Federal Drug Administration protocols – and as expected, pro-abortion groups filed suit in federal court. The groups asked Oklahoma District Court Judge Robert Stuart to issue an injunction against the law, which is set to take effect November 1.

OneNewsNow talked with State Representative Randy Grau, sponsor of the bill, who says Judge Stuart "rejected that [argument] and ... said they didn't have any compelling argument or reason to keep this law from going into effect."

Grau adds that while Oklahoma is looking to provide protection for women using the drug, "what [abortion advocates] want is unfettered access."

But the legal battle isn't over. The state and out-of-state lawyers for the abortion industry are now preparing to argue the case in federal court.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Four Abortionists Charged in Indiana: Rape, Murder as well as Planned Parenthood Conceals Serial Rapist in Arizona

Friday, October 24, 2014

Atheists' X-Rated Bible to Florida Schools

The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation prevailed in a lawsuit against Orange County, Florida and now says that it will be distributing atheist literature (book cover at right) in the high schools that claim the Bible is too obscene for students.  School officials admit their only choice to stop the atheists is to restrict the Bible as well.
"The school board between now and then can say we’re not distributing any materials. . . . Period."
-- Katherine Marsh, Communications Director, Orange County Public Schools
For background, read Satanic Book Distribution in Florida Schools

UPDATE 1/14/15: Atheists, Satanists Force Bible Ban in Orange County Florida

-- From "What School Officials Have Just Agreed To Do With This Shocking Booklet Will Leave You Speechless" by Norvell Rose, Western Journalism 10/23/14

High school students in Florida will soon be given free copies of a Bible-bashing booklet promoted by an atheist organization — a publication whose front cover depicts a lecherous, cartoon Bible sexually assaulting a screaming woman.

The pamphlet entitled “An X-Rated Book: Sex and Obscenity in the Bible” will be distributed in 11 public high schools in Orange County, Florida. An atheist organization, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), pressured reluctant school officials who eventually agreed to allow the booklet to be handed out to students.

And when will this little purple pamphlet be offered to Florida teens for free in their schools? On National Religious Freedom Day this coming January.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Will this shocking atheist pamphlet be handed out in some Florida schools?" By Husna Haq, Correspondent, Christian Science Monitor 10/23/14

The pamphlet includes Biblical passages mentioning sex, nudity and circumcision, excerpts that the FFRF deems "obscene" and is including in its pamphlet to make a point that the Bible also contains explicit material.

According to a news release posted on its website, the FFRF also plans to distribute other previously banned pamphlets that discuss what the Bible says about abortion and which, according to the school district, “assert that God is hateful, arrogant, sexist and cruel." It also plans to make available for students Robert Price’s Jesus Is Dead, which the district banned earlier because “[t]he claim that Jesus was not crucified or resurrected is age-inappropriate for the maturity levels of many of the students in high school.”

On May 2, 2013, the FFRF distributed approved materials at some Orange County schools, but on June 13, 2013, the group filed a lawsuit against OCPS, claiming the school district had unlawfully discriminated against it and violated its First and Fourteenth Amendment rights by banning certain materials, as reported by CNS News.

After talks with legal counsel, the school ultimately decided to allow the FFRF to distribute the materials that were previously banned and the lawsuit was dismissed.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Illustration to be Handed Out at Public Schools: Human Bible Sexually Assaulting Woman" by Brittany M. Hughes, 10/22/14

[FFRF Legal Counsel Andrew] Seidel said he believes the school district backed down from it position banning some of FFRF’s materials after realizing it could not legally keep FFRF from passing out materials while still allowing Bibles to be distributed.

According to Seidel, OCPS is the first school district the group has targeted for distribution of its materials--but it won’t be the last.

“We’re focusing on Orange County for the moment, but we will probably be expanding to other school districts that allow this,” he explained.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

'Gay Marriage' Ruled Out by Jimmy Carter's Judge

Setting up a path to the Supreme Court concerning same-sex "marriage," United States District Judge Juan Perez-Gimenez, who was appointed by President Carter in 1979, ruled that voters of each state (a.k.a. We the People) have the right to define marriage because past U.S. Supreme Court rulings have confirmed this constitutional right.

UPDATE 11/7/14: 'Gay Marriage' Loses in Federal Appeals Court; on to Supreme Court

For background, read Federal Judge Cites Supreme Court Rulings to Support Louisiana Marriage Amendment

And also read about other judges (including appellate) who have ruled in favor of natural marriage saying that there is NO constitutional protection for "gay marriage," but also read how activist judges across America are forbidding voters the right to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

In addition, read 'Gay Marriage' Not Favored in Polls, Only in Court

-- From "Puerto Rico federal court dismisses same-sex marriage lawsuit" by Dale Carpenter, Washington Post 10/21/14

[The judge] dismissed a challenge to Puerto Rico’s law limiting marriage to one man and one woman. He concluded the outcome was controlled by the Supreme Court’s summary rejection of same-sex marriage claims in Baker v. Nelson in 1972 . . .

The decision does two important things, in addition to denying marriage to same-sex couples in Puerto Rico. First, it puts the First Circuit back in play in the national litigation, although every state in the [New England] circuit already recognizes same-sex marriage. A panel of that court suggested that Baker did indeed bar same-sex marriage constitutional claims in its decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2012. . . .

Second, the issue of Baker‘s effect is actively being considered in other circuits. Most immediately, the Sixth Circuit is already considering a case that turns in part on whether Baker controls. In the Eighth Circuit, a motion to dismiss a same-sex marriage challenge was argued in a South Dakota district court last Friday. (The challenge was brought by my former student Joshua Newville.) And the Fifth Circuit will soon schedule argument in Texas’s appeal from a district court decision striking down that state’s limitation on marriage.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Appeal Sought in Puerto Rico Gay Marriage Case" by Danica Coto, Associated Press 10/22/14

A federal court judge has rejected an attempt to end a ban on same-sex marriages in Puerto Rico, saying political order itself depends on traditional marriage and deriding the logic of courts that have overturned such bans. The five gay couples who filed the suit will appeal, their attorney said Wednesday.

The couples had challenged the constitutionality of several local laws, including a 1902 code that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

Perez-Gimenez questioned the actions of more than two dozen judges on the U.S. mainland who have struck down state same-sex marriage bans following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling known as U.S. vs. Windsor. That ruling struck down a federal provision that denied several tax, health and veterans benefits to legally married gay couples, though it did not declare gay marriage legal nationwide.

Perez-Gimenez wondered in his ruling whether laws prohibiting polygamy and incestuous relations will be questioned now, saying that traditional marriage is essential to society itself.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Democrat-appointed judge rules against Puerto Rico marriage equality" by Gerald Farinas, Chicago Phoenix 10/21/14

The President Jimmy Carter-appointed judge argued that it was not his place to legislate social policy from the bench.

The Puerto Rico legislature passed a definition of marriage that called it “a civil contract whereby a man and a woman mutually agree to become husband and wife.” It was signed into law in 1999.

Lambda Legal filed the case—now probably destined for the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. It represents LGBT advocacy group Puerto Rico Para Todos and five couples—two seeking to marry in the commonwealth, three seeking to have their U.S. mainland marriages recognized by the commonwealth.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Puerto Rico ban on same-sex marriage upheld" by Lyle Denniston, Reporter, Supreme Court of the United States Blog 10/21/14

Relying mainly on two legal points that federal courts have repeatedly rejected over the past sixteen months, a federal trial judge in San Juan ruled Tuesday that Puerto Rico’s ban on same-sex marriage survives constitutional challenge. . . .

Judge Perez-Gimenez focused the first part of his constitutional analysis on the Supreme Court’s summary ruling in Baker v. Nelson forty-two years ago.  In that case, the Court dismissed a gay couple’s appeal seeking a right to marry because, it said, the case did not raise “a substantial federal question.”  That left intact a Minnesota Supreme Court decision in favor of that state’s ban on same-sex unions.

The San Juan jurist said the Supreme Court has never overruled that decision, so it is still binding on lower federal courts . . .

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From "In passionate ruling, federal judge upholds Puerto Rico’s marriage protection law" by Kirsten Andersen, 10/22/14

In his 21-page decision, Judge Juan Perez-Gimenez passionately defended true marriage and delivered a scathing rebuke to his colleagues across the nation who have overwhelmingly ruled to overturn state bans on same-sex “marriage” in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial 2013 [United States v. Windsor] ruling striking down key portions of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

In his ruling, Judge Perez-Gimenez acknowledged he is in the minority of judges willing to defend true marriage.  But he had harsh words for the activist courts that have now redefined marriage to include same-sex couples in 32 states.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From: United States District Court - District Of Puerto Rico - Case 3:14-cv-01253-PG Document 57 Filed 10/21/14

Shortly after Puerto Rico became an unincorporated insular territory of the United States . . . was the enactment of the Civil Code of 1902, which included Article 129:
Marriage is a civil institution that emanates from a civil contract by virtue of which a man and a woman are mutually obligated to be husband and wife, and to fulfill for one another all the duties that the law imposes. It will be valid only when it is celebrated and solemnized in accordance with such provisions of law and may only be dissolved before the death of any of the spouses in those instances expressly provided for in this Code.
. . . A revised Code was approved in 1930 that incorporated the 1902 code’s definition of marriage . . . Two amendments were later added but the Code’s original definition of marriage as between “a man and a woman” did not change. This long-standing definition, stretching across two distinct legal traditions, rules out animus as the primary motivation behind Puerto Rico’s marriage laws.

From the time Puerto Rico became a possession of the United States its marriage laws have had the same consistent policy . . . marriage is between one man and one woman. For that reason, Puerto Rico’s marriage policy is neither unclear nor unsettled.

. . . The plaintiffs have brought this challenge alleging a violation of the federal constitution, so the first place to begin is with the text of the Constitution. The text of the Constitution, however, does not directly guarantee a right to same-gender marriage, for “when the Constitution was adopted the common understanding was that the domestic relations of husband and wife and parent and child were matters reserved to the States.”

. . . the First Circuit has spared us from the misapprehension that has plagued our sister courts. The First Circuit expressly acknowledged – a mere two years ago – that [the Supreme Court decision of] Baker remains binding precedent “unless repudiated by subsequent Supreme Court precedent.” . . . According to the First Circuit, Baker prevents the adoption of arguments that “presume or rest on a constitution al right to same-sex marriage.” Even creating “a new suspect classification for same-sex relationships” would “imply[ ] an overruling of Baker,” – relief that the First Circuit acknowledged is beyond a lower court’s power to grant. This Court agrees, and even if this Court disagreed, the First Circuit’s decision would tie this Court’s hands no less surely than Baker ties the First Circuit’s hands.

. . . The [2013 Supreme Court] Windsor opinion did not create a fundamental right to same-gender marriage nor did it establish that state opposite-gender marriage regulations are amenable to federal constitutional challenges. If anything, Windsor stands for the opposite proposition: it reaffirms the States’ authority over marriage, buttressing Baker’s conclusion that marriage is simply not a federal question. . . . Contrary to the plaintiffs’ contention, Windsor does not overturn Baker; rather, Windsor and Baker work in tandem to emphasize the States’ “historic and essential authority to define the marital relation” free from “federal intrusion.” . . . It takes inexplicable contortions of the mind or perhaps even willful ignorance – this Court does not venture an answer here – to interpret Windsor’s endorsement of the state control of marriage as eliminating the state control of marriage.

. . . Baker, which necessarily decided that a state law defining marriage as a union between a man and woman does not violate the Fourteenth Amendment, remains good law. Because no right to same-gender marriage emanates from the Constitution, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico should not be compelled to recognize such unions. Instead, Puerto Rico, acting through its legislature, remains free to shape its own marriage policy. In a system of limited constitutional self-government such as ours, this is the prudent outcome. The people and their elected representatives should debate the wisdom of redefining marriage. Judges should not.


That this Court reaches its decision by embracing precedent may prove disappointing. But the role of precedent in our system of adjudication is not simply a matter of binding all succeeding generations to the decision that is first in time. Instead, stare decisis embodies continuity, certainly, but also limitation: there are some principles of logic and law that cannot be forgotten.

Recent affirmances of same-gender marriage seem to suffer from a peculiar inability to recall the principles embodied in existing marriage law. Traditional marriage is “exclusively [an] opposite-sex institution . . . inextricably linked to procreation and biological kinship,” Windsor, 133 S. Ct. at 2718 (Alito, J., dissenting). Traditional marriage is the fundamental unit of the political order. And ultimately the very survival of the political order depends upon the procreative potential embodied in traditional marriage.

Those are the well-tested, well-proven principles on which we have relied for centuries. The question now is whether judicial “wisdom” may contrive methods by which those solid principles can be circumvented or even discarded.

A clear majority of courts have struck down statutes that affirm opposite-gender marriage only. In their ingenuity and imagination they have constructed a seemingly comprehensive legal structure for this new form of marriage. And yet what is lacking and unaccounted for remains: are laws barring polygamy, or, say the marriage of fathers and daughters, now of doubtful validity? Is “minimal marriage”, where “individuals can have legal marital relationships with more than one person, reciprocally or asymmetrically, themselves determining the sex and number of parties” the blueprint for their design? . . . It would seem so, if we follow the plaintiffs’ logic, that the fundamental right to marriage is based on “the constitutional liberty to select the partner of one’s choice.”

Of course, it is all too easy to dismiss such concerns as absurd or of a kind with the cruel discrimination and ridicule that has been shown toward people attracted to members of their own sex. But the truth concealed in these concerns goes to the heart of our system of limited, consent-based government: those seeking sweeping change must render reasons justifying the change and articulate the principles that they claim will limit this newly fashioned right.

For now, one basic principle remains: the people, acting through their elected representatives, may legitimately regulate marriage by law. This principle is impeded, not advanced, by court decrees based on the proposition that the public cannot have the requisite repose to discuss certain issues. It is demeaning to the democratic process to presume that the voters are not capable of deciding an issue of this sensitivity on decent and rational grounds . . . Freedom embraces the right, indeed the duty, to engage in a rational, civic discourse in order to determine how best to form a consensus to shape the destiny of the Nation and its people.

To read the entire court ruling above, CLICK HERE.

Also read 'Gay Marriage' Battle Seeks Supreme (Court) Savior

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lawsuit: No Cross-dressing in Conn. Boys Detention

After a 16-year-old male, who has been in state care with a traumatized history since age 5 and who now pretends to be a girl, assaulted staff and fought with girls at the Connecticut Juvenile Training School for girls, he then was relocated to an adult prison for women.  But after another violent outbreak, he was relocated to the Connecticut Juvenile Training School for boys in Middletown, and now attorneys are suing the state child welfare and prison officials demanding an appropriate facility for this violent boy who thinks he's a girl.
". . . it is psychologically damaging and harmful for a transgender female to be placed in a male facility and to be unable to express herself as female."
-- Lawsuit on behalf of Jane Doe
For background, read Transgenderism is a 'Delusion' According to Victim

And also read how public schools indoctrinate children in transsexualism, and read about parents misdirecting toddlers.

-- From "Lawsuit: Detained transgender teen treated as boy" by The Associated Press 10/21/14

A 16-year-old transgender girl being held at a boys' detention center alleged that staff members are repeatedly referring to her by her male birth name and male pronouns, forcing her to wear boys' uniforms and banning her from wearing her wig and makeup.

One of the girl's lawyers, Aaron Romano, criticized the youth agency for what he called inconsistent treatment. He said that while she has been receiving hormone therapy under the agency's care, she's being treated like a boy at the detention center.

The girl's lawyers, state Child Advocate Sarah Eagan and the state chapter of the ACLU have been calling on officials to move her to a more appropriate setting with mental health counseling.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Transgender Youth Accused Of Assaulting Staff In Middletown" by Josh Kovner, The Hartford Courant 7/13/14

A brief statement from DCF said only that the youth, known in court filings as Jane Doe, "assaulted another youth and a staff member at the girls Pueblo Unit and also destroyed state property."

The locked Pueblo unit is on the campus of the former Riverview Children's Hospital in Middletown.

DCF in April won permission from a state judge to transfer the youth to adult prison, citing her history of assaulting staff members in several juvenile treatment settings, including a serious assault against a treatment worker in a Massachusetts facility in late January.

Lawyers for DCF said the department could no longer care for her. The transfer to an adult prison, with no criminal charges pending against the youth, prompted widespread outrage from children's advocates and civil rights groups.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Transgender Girl Moved to Male Facility in Middletown" by Lucy Nalpathanchil, WNPR Connecticut Public Radio 7/14/14

The attorneys for a transgender teen in the custody of Connecticut's Department of Children and Families want a judge to oversee her care. This comes after DCF moved her to an all-boys facility after she allegedly assaulted a youth and staff member over the weekend.

. . . Her case is back in the news after DCF relocated her over the weekend from a psychiatric center for troubled girls to the state's detention center for juvenile boys.

DCF said in a statement on Sunday, "Because there is no suitable place on the Pueblo unit for Jane Doe that can ensure the safety of youth and staff, we have placed her at Connecticut Juvenile Training School in a single room separated from the boys."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Judge orders Massachusetts to pay for inmate’s sex-change surgery" by Milton J. Valencia, Boston Globe 9/4/12

In the first decision of its kind, a federal judge has ordered state officials to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-change for a transsexual prisoner, after finding that the treatment is the only adequate care for the inmate’s gender identity disorder.

“This fact that sex reassignment surgery is for some people medically necessary has recently become more widely recognized,” [District Court Chief Judge Mark L.] Wolf wrote in a landmark 127-page ruling Tuesday. “Denying adequate medical care because of a fear of controversy or criticism from politicians, the press, and the public serves no legitimate penological purpose. It is precisely the type of conduct the Eighth Amendment prohibits.”

The judge did not say who should perform the surgery or where it should be conducted, leaving those decisions to state officials. The cost of the surgery ranges from $7,000 to more than $50,000, depending on the extent of cosmetic work, according to informational surgery and transgender websites.

It was not clear how much postsurgery care would have to be provided, though the state would bear that cost as well.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read ObamaCare Pays for 'Transgender' Sexual Mutilation — Gay Agenda

And read President Obama's DOJ Forces Girl into Boys Locker Room

Monday, October 20, 2014

Gay Pedophile Teacher Says Child Porn OK to View

After Kurtis Kasner was arrested for child pornography found on his computer under repair, the teacher and author said "I’ve always been fascinated by images of children," and he said that laws prohibiting his proclivities are "overkill."  Kasner admitted to molesting young boys in the 1970s but was never caught, so he taught in elementary schools for over three decades in California before moving on to Washington.
“There were no real people involved and it was just in his head.”
-- Kirkland, Washington police report
UPDATE 3/17/15 The educator chorus grows: Pornography Belongs in Classroom, More Experts Say

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Pedophilia NOT a Crime, Says Obama-supporting Professor

Homosexual Predator, Honored by President Obama, Arrested

Illinois Homosexual Teacher Arrested on Child Porn

Gay Pedophile Teacher Defended by Michigan School

Homosexual Teacher Sexting Boy Resigns, Media Silent

Homosexual Teacher Jailed: Paying Boys to Sext Him

Most Americans Say Gay Men Untrustworthy with Boys

UPDATE 11/2/14: Drama-teaching Gay Sex Offenders: California Trend

-- From "Police: 72-year-old substitute teacher arrested for possession of child porn" posted at KIRO-TV7 (Seattle, WA) 10/16/14

Kirkland police said the man dropped off his computer be repaired at a Kirkland repair center. A computer technician found what they believed to be photos of child pornography on the computer’s hard drive.

Police identified the suspect as Kurtis Kasner, who is a substitute teacher for the Northshore School District.

Kasner was arrested in the 19400 block of 194th Avenue in Woodinville before 4 p.m.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Northshore substitute teacher arrested for child porn" posted at KING-TV5 (Seattle, WA) 10/16/14

The Northshore School District was notified of the teacher's arrest Thursday. A spokesperson for the district said the suspect has been a district-wide substitute since 2000. Northshore will no longer use his services.

The spokesperson said they hadn't received any reports of questionable conduct by the teacher or reports of incidents with students.

The Kirkland PD Investigation Division and Homeland Security Investigations are handling the case.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Substitute teacher arrested for child porn: ‘I’ve always been fascinated by images of children’" by Lynsi Burton, Seattle Post-Intelligencer 10/16/14

The man teaches elementary-aged children in the Northshore School District, which covers portions of north King County and south Snohomish County, including Bothell. He told police that, even through a 45-year teaching career, he’d been fascinated with child porn his whole life.

The man told police he would never touch or take photos of a child – he only “used his imagination,” reports say -  but sought pornographic images of 10- to 15-year-old children by entering “incest” into a search engine, Kirkland police records say.

The man also admitted that he has “always been fascinated by images of children,” adding that he thought it was a “victimless crime” because there were “no real people involved,” according to reports.

Furthermore, he confessed that in 1976 he touched the genitals of a sleeping 15-year-old boy he was mentoring as part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. He also added that around 1979, a boy between ages 11 and 15 “came on to him” and he allowed the boy to sexually gratify him. He said he was “pretty sure” that was the last time he touched a child.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Northshore teacher arrested after child porn found on PC" by Sara Jean Green, Seattle Times staff reporter 10/17/14

Kurtis Kasner was ordered held on $500,000 bail on Thursday and is expected to be formally charged on Monday with possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, Dan Donohoe, a spokesman for King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, said Friday.

. . . a letter was sent home Friday to parents to inform families of Kasner’s arrest and provide police contact information for any parent who believes a child may have had questionable or concerning interactions with Kasner.

According to police, Kasner said he has been looking at images of children all his life and has “always been fascinated” by the images, which he found online by entering “incest” into a search engine, the statement says.

“Kasner stated that he knew it was illegal to view and possess child pornography, but he believed that it was overkill. He stated that the law is there mainly to protect the children that images were taken of, but what is done is done,” the statement says.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Washington state substitute teacher and children's book author arrested on child porn charges" by Nicole Hensley, New York Daily News 10/17/14

The teacher is also the self-published author of a science fiction-fantasy series titled “Through a Hole in the Universe.” The story depicts three boys who discover a mysterious portal in a tree leading to another world.

The story was published in 1999, but its manuscript was drafted as far back as 1969 when he taught at Newcomb Elementary School in Long Beach, California, according to a cached profile on Kasner published by the Woodinville Weekly.

He retired before moving to Washington state where he passed a background check and worked at least 100 to 120 hours a year in classrooms for third to sixth-grade students . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

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

And read Judge Says Incest OK; It's the New Gay

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pastors Face Fines, Jail for Refusing 'Gay Wedding'

Donald and Evelyn Knapp, owners of The Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, have filed a federal lawsuit against the city for unconstitutionally forcing them to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies.
“The Knapps are thus under a constant, coercive and substantial threat to violate their religious beliefs due to the risk that they will incur the penalties of jail time and criminal fines for declining to speak a message and perform a wedding service that contradicts their religious beliefs and ministerial vows.”
-- Lawsuit filed by Coeur d’Alene attorney Virginia McNulty Robinson, in partnership with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF)
UPDATE 6/20/15: Homosexuals Force Closure of Iowa Wedding Chapel

UPDATE 7/25/15: Kentucky Forbids Pastors Calling Homosexuality 'Sinful'

UPDATE 8/2/15: Christian Prayer Outrages California City Council

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Houston Lesbian Mayor Subpoenas Pastors' Sermons

North Carolina Christians Lose Job: Refuse Same-sex 'Wedding'

American Preacher Arrested for Talking of Sexual Sin in Scotland

Canada: Pastor Found Guilty of Hate Crime

Supreme Court Rules Bible as 'Hate Speech' in Canada

European Union High Court Rules Gay Agenda Trumps Christianity

Also read Pentagon Says Christians Who Oppose Gay Agenda are 'Hate Groups'

In addition, 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 interference.

So what is this ObamaNation?  It's a 'Fake Church,' Says Catholic Cardinal
Click here for local TV news video, and also see video of the Coeur d'Alene City Attorney Warren Wilson assuring prosecution of pastors.

-- From "Hitching Post sues Coeur d’Alene after declining to marry gay couple" by Nina Culver, The Spokesman-Review 10/17/14

The city passed an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in 2013. It applies to housing, employment and “public accommodation.” Religious entities are exempt from the ordinance. But in May city attorney Warren Wilson told The Spokesman-Review that The Hitching Post, which is a for-profit business, likely would be required to follow the ordinance.

According to the lawsuit, a man called the business Friday to ask about a same-sex wedding ceremony and was turned down. The Knapps are now asking for a temporary restraining order against the city to stop it from enforcing the ordinance. Violation of the ordinance is a misdemeanor punishable by fines and jail time.

The city’s ordinance is a violation of the couple’s First and Fourteenth Amendment rights along with a violation of the Idaho Free Exercise of Religion Protected Act, the lawsuit said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Government to Ordained Ministers: Celebrate Same-Sex Wedding or Go to Jail" by Ryan T. Anderson, The Daily Signal 10/18/14

The Idaho case involves Donald and Evelyn Knapp, both ordained ministers, who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel. Officials from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, told the couple that because the city has a non-discrimination statute that includes sexual orientation and gender identity, and because the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Idaho’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman, the couple would have to officiate at same-sex weddings in their own chapel.

The non-discrimination statute applies to all “public accommodations,” and the city views the chapel as a public accommodation.

The Knapps have been married to each other for 47 years and are both ordained ministers of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. They are “evangelical Christians who hold to historic Christian beliefs” that “God created two distinct genders in His image” and “that God ordained marriage to be between one man and one woman.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "New America: Ordained ministers threatened with jail unless they perform same sex marriages" by Rick Moran, American Thinker 10/19/14

City officials in Coeur d'Alene Idaho have told a married couple who are both ordained ministers that they will go to jail if they refuse to perform wedding ceremonies for gay couples.

The couple would face 180 days in jail and up to $1000 in fines per day if they dared to adhere to their religious beliefs.

How many other towns and cities have statutes like this? No doubt there are other budding fascists out there who would enjoy putting Christian ministers in jail for not violating the sacred tenets of their faith.

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

From "Can ministers who make a living by conducting weddings be required to conduct same-sex weddings?" by Eugene Volokh, Washington Post 10/18/14

Friday, the Knapps moved for a temporary restraining order, arguing that applying the antidiscrimination ordinance to them would be unconstitutional and would also violate Idaho’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. I think that has to be right: compelling them to speak words in ceremonies that they think are immoral is an unconstitutional speech compulsion. Given that the Free Speech Clause bars the government from requiring public school students to say the pledge of allegiance, or even from requiring drivers to display a slogan on their license plates (Wooley v. Maynard (1977)), the government can’t require ministers — or other private citizens — to speak the words in a ceremony, on pain of either having to close their business or face fines and jail time. (If the minister is required to conduct a ceremony that contains religious language, that would violate the Establishment Clause as well.)

And I find it hard to see a compelling government interest in barring sexual orientation discrimination by ministers officiating in a chapel. Whatever interests there may be in equal access to jobs, to education, or even in most public accommodations, I don’t see how there would be a “compelling” government interest in preventing discrimination in the provision of ceremonies, especially ceremonies conducted by ministers in chapels.

Note that, if the law can be applied against the Knapps, public accommodation laws could also equally be applied to ministers who provide freelance officiating services in exchange for money.

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

Also read 'Gay Marriage' Not Favored in Polls, Only in Court

And 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

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Delaware School to Atheists: No Praying Allowed

After the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation complained to Cape Henlopen School District that a coach had been spotted in the vicinity of a few praying student athletes, Superintendent Robert Fulton wrote to the atheists assuring them that no longer will there be any possible appearance of school employees anywhere near somebody in prayer.
I can assure you that our employees, including coaches, will be reminded of laws involving the Separation of Church and State and will respond accordingly so that an objective/reasonable observer will not perceive their actions as endorsing religion in the future.
-- Robert S. Fulton, M.S. Ed
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Oklahoma School Assures Wisconsin Atheists: No Praying Coaches Here

Florida Counties Bans Christians from School Football; Atheists Win

Maine Church Leaders Agree with Atheists: No Prayer Allowed with Students

Arizona Schools Ban Christian Football Coaches

Thousands of Citizens vs. Atheists: Prayer at Florida Football

Tennessee Cheerleaders Defy Atheist-forced Prayer Ban

North Carolinians Pray at School, Defying Wisconsin Atheists

Georgia Citizens & School Team Up vs. Anti-Prayer Atheists

Also read Most Americans Support Prayer in School: Poll

In addition, read Atheists Threaten to Sue Every School in Tennessee and in Mississippi but admit they're Short on Lawyers to Sue ALL Christians

-- From "Cape football prayer gets flagged" by Leigh Giangreco, Delmarva Daily Times 10/17/14

Two students on the team led the prayer, while coach Bill Collick participated, according to the [FFRF] foundation. Collick serves as both football coach and dean of students for the high school. . . .

The foundation is asking the district to investigate a possible separation of church and state violation but is not planning any legal action.

[Daniel Conkle, a professor at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, poses the question,] “Can [the coach] stand at the back of the room? At what point does the coach take a posture that he’s endorsing or promoting the prayer?”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Cape Henlopen School District responds to question about what appeared to be post-game prayer" by Mark Fowser, WXDE-105.9FM (Delaware) 10/17/14

The letter from Superintendent Robert Fulton was sent to a Staff Attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

The organization informed the district last week of its concerns about a photograph after a recent football game that appeared to show football coach Bill Collick and some players taking part in a post-game prayer, and raising questions about whether it was a constitutional violation.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "A kind word for Coach Collick" posted at Delaware Cape Gazette 10/17/14

Cape Henlopen High School football coach Bill Collick stood at the edge of a group of players on their knees in a post­game prayer recently. Sports Editor Dave Frederick, a friend of Collick’s and himself a coach of long standing, caught the scene with his camera. When the Cape Gazette published the photograph ­- in print and online - it captured the attention of the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, dedicated to keeping religion and public functions separate.

Coach Collick didn’t organize, lead, or require the prayer. To the contrary, he exercised his own constitutional right to join this peaceful assembly. He was being supportive, and that’s what good coaches do. And Coach Collick is a good coach. He serves as a positive role model through his professional and positive demeanor on the field and in the hallways of Cape Henlopen High School as an administrator. He keeps students engaged, who might otherwise not be, and on the right track.

To read the entire editorial above, CLICK HERE.

Also read U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of public prayer, and read the resulting resurgence in public prayer following the Supreme Court decision including the long list of states enacting laws to bring prayer back to schools.