The following comes from an August 13 Pacific Justice Institute press release:
Supporters of traditional marriage remain wary after a city councilman called for one of his colleagues to be censored for commenting on the recent Supreme Court decision.
The Newport Beach City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday night to disassociate itself from an e-mail to constituents by Councilman Scott Peotter. City Councilman Keith Curry had pushed for a censure and referral to the District Attorney for possible prosecution because of Peotter’s use of a picture of the City Seal in the background of his email. In July, Peotter had commented on the Supreme Court’s highly controversial decision mandating same-sex marriage nationwide.
Peotter noted the irony of the LGBT movement’s use of the rainbow showing a picture of the White House bathed in rainbow colors the night of the Supreme Court’s decision in his newsletter, when the rainbow was originally given by God as a sign to Noah after the Great Flood. According to the Orange County Register, local LGBT activists expressed dissatisfaction with Tuesday night’s vote, claiming Peotter’s comments were hate speech and created a hostile work environment.
PJI attorneys sent a letter to the City Council and spoke at a previous meeting, cautioning them against punishing Peotter for his exercise of free speech. Brad Dacus, the president of PJI, commented, “It is alarming that some politicians and activists now believe that expressing support for traditional marriage should be prosecuted. This situation should be a wake-up call to all Americans. We face an ominous future of further repression, coercion and censorship unless we speak and act now in defense of our constitutional freedoms.”
Welcome to the New World Order!
At best, it will mean Christians confined to their closets.
At worst, it will mean Christians imprisoned… or… worse… ?
No imprisonment in the resolution which is here: https://ecms.newportbeachca.gov/Web/0/doc/745921/Page1.aspx
YFC that is your crowds ultimate to criminalize the Faith….
“Be faithful to Christ! Pray for perseverance! Remember that you have been created for great things. Never stoop lower than that ideal. Let nothing satisfy you but God.” These are the words of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta and they echo in our ears today as we seek to honor God’s original intent in Creation. What a privilege it is to serve God rather than to serve man!
Why is this a surprise? There has been a true revolution in the institutional Catholic Church, and Francis and Company are busy consolidating power. The October Synod is only one of several planned future events to further re-define the Church as a leftist political power of world-wide scope.
How is this relevant to the City Council? The HomoFascist blitzkrieg is looking for supporters. The City Council Members are such, as are CA legislators. They will do all they can to stop any criticism of sodomy; the Constitution does not matter at all to them. Now the Supreme Court has broadened sodomite rights to a constitutionally protected right, and the Catholic Church will soon have “welcoming” ceremonies and the like for homosexuals…
(Continued) “. All this makes courageous, honest, and religious people like Councilman Peotter very dangerous, and at risk.
Remember that all, after the revolution, all totalitarian movements became highly legal, passing new laws, creating courts and prisons to enforce them, and developing new heroes — and a new list of the “Ten Most Wanted”. Mr. Peotter is going to find himself the subject of many attacks. Time to lawyer up and be aggressive (not legal advice).
We still have to put our trust in the Holy Spirit when it comes to Pope Francis de spite the efforts of Satan to destroy Christ,s church.
St. Christopher, there was not attempt to silence opponents. All that was said is that individual opinions of city council members should not be represented to be the opinion of the entire council. Please read carefully the ACTUAL resolution:
This man expressed only (apparently) his personal views on a Supreme Court opinion to his constituents. The Council has no business showing its displeasure with that, or in attempting to silence Mr. Peotter’s viewpoints.
Do not forget that there was already an effort to censure Peotter and to seek his prosecution. Mr. Peotter’s attorneys are going to have a field day with this. Pro-Sodomite representatives should not be on the Council anyway.
When citizens vote for liberal and leftist politicians, this is what they get. Obama supports the LGBT agenda, Gov. (Moonbeam) Brown supports the LGBT agenda, as do many local politicians. If you want to support the LGBT agenda and continue to financially support Planned Parenthood, then continue to vote these same people into office, but don’t complain about it. It’s your choice
But Pope Francis is enamored of both Obama and Brown. If he dislikes you like Cardinal Burke then you get banished.
Jail Time for Thought Crime is the trend of the ‘tolerance’ industry. The scam will involve dragging the target in to Court – on any pretext.
Once there – if the target fails to Really Believe (not pretend believe) out loud ‘for the record’ that mentally ill self mutilating guys like Bruce Jenner remain Male (xy) – The Target can be Jailed for Contempt of Court.
Contempt requires no underlying crime – and has No Limit, because one can always ‘Cure’ the Contempt by embracing the Lie – or else.
Just wait until a Traneeee Judge gets a witness who fails to use the improper Pronoun (He, She…) and we will see how ruthless these mentally ill manipulators truly are,
Dr. Church’s appeal to take place this Wednesday and Thursday.
On March 30, Dr. Church, a well-respected urologist, was expelled from the medical staff of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a major Harvard-affiliated hospital in Boston.
Dr. Church’s crime? He voiced concerns to his colleagues and hospital staff about the unhealthy nature of homosexual behavior and objected to the hospital’s aggressive promotion of “gay pride” activities.
As we’ve reported, for years the hospital has been aggressive in its attempts to silence and punish Dr. Church.
Reform and Renewal Starts with Us
Let’s get straight to the point. We no longer live in a culturally Christian state. We do not live in a robust pagan state, such as Rome was during the Pax Romana.
We live in a sickly sub-pagan state, or metastate, a monstrous thing, all-meddlesome, all-ambitious. The natural virtues are scorned. Temperance is for prigs, prudence for sticks in the mud who worry about people who don’t yet exist.
A man who fathers six children upon three women and now wants to turn himself into a “woman” attracted to other women—he is praised for his courage.
Justice means that a handful of narrowly educated and egotistical judges get to…
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Proposition 8 seems such along time ago. Gays, as Pope Francis calls homosexuals, punished many that donated to the successful campaign, including Mormons and the Mozilla proposed CEO. Gays are harmless in their persecution and we cannot expect them to tolerate us now they have the Law of the land in their favor. The world is upside down. Maybe in the year of Mercy Pope Francis will remember heterosexual rights.
I am on the “Lavender Liberal” Stalker’s List for small donors to Prop-8, and forever a target for ‘tolerance’ retaliation. Such Distinction is not rare – anymore
The Christian purge has begun: Chaplains banned from preaching that homosexuality is a sin
– Mat Staver, the founder of Liberty Counsel, is representing Wells. He said the state’s ban on Biblical counseling is unconstitutional religious discrimination.
“There is no question there is a purging underway,” Staver told me. “The dissenters in the recent Supreme Court decision on gay marriage warned us this would happen…
I am 65. By accident of birth a member of the 60’s Generation; a generational cohort well-known for its inventive protests: the Anti-War Mobilizations, student and free-speech demonstrations, and, not be be ignored, New York’s “gay” Stonewall Riot.
At such events, as an expression of declarations and manifestos, the burning of flags was an honorable tradition. An expression of speech much protected and indulged in.
Now, what if, by those protesting the decline and fall of our society (upholding the Natural Law underlying our Constitution), as an expression of their statement and declaration, they burned a Rainbow Flag? As in the past, would they also be respected for their inventive expressions of free speech? If not, why not?…
Answering that will reveal who and what we have become.
From the Mother Lode, prayers for this persecuted one. Will the boys over at MHR in the Castro be offering up petitions, too?
Steve – the ‘Post Judy Garland Funeral Riot’ was indeed physically centered around a drag queen bar known as Stonewall – but it was the shared adoration for that now long ago flawed actress ‘Dorothy of Oz’ that fueled it, along with considerable amounts of drugs and alcohol of course.
The Propaganda machine has turned ‘Stonewall’ – where drunken hysterical drag queens threw bricks at police sent to stop the mayhem – in to a mythical victory for the Politically Correct, kind of like the ‘Night of the Long Knives’ did for Hitler’s Homo-Nazi faction after the blood purge go his mentor Rohm.
I suggest avoiding the aggrandizing of ‘stonewall’ – and instead remembering the legacy of death and disease spread from such places,…
“Judicial Contempt” is the next tool:
The ‘gay marriage’ gauntlet: time to choose
It’s never fun to be proven right when warning of some impending wrong.
Many in the pro-family movement have long stressed that the cultural Marxist left’s belligerent push for the judicial fiction that is “gay marriage” was never about gaining “equal access” to this biologically exclusive male-female institution, as they profess, but, rather, is, and has always been, about control…
The criminalization of Christianity… clamoring for her imprisonment. They want her held in contempt of court and thrown in jail for refusing to at once affirm homosexual sin and violate God’s…
I agree, Michael…especially when you see such a small percentage of the 2% of the general population actually choosing to ‘marry’ and of that small group many are already ‘ divorcing’.
The Court in its June 26 decision dealt with your proposition head on. Nobody gets married in order to destroy the institution of marriage, to destroy Christianity, or to impose control on others.
Really, do you think the folks who spent their lives and in a few cases their fortunes to gain access to marriage, and those who entered into marriage, were so stupid that they thought the best way to destroy something is to boost it up and make it more relevant than it was before? Do you really think they were so stupid that they couldn’t think of a better way to criminalize Christianity than to put a ring on it? Really you think they are that stupid?
Actually, you are completely wrong, “Your Fellow Catholic”. HomoFascists have every intent on destroying the institution of marriage, which is the only reason that they sought constitutionally-based recognition. And, they are certainly not stupid, as can be seen by their dedication and strategy.
Getting “recognition” legally, however, is only one of the first big steps. The rest have to do with erasing the language, imagery, and institutional opposition to sodomy. Of course, the primary target is Christianity, most specifically Catholicism. Like Hillary C. said, you need to change the Faith, which is what HomoFascists are trying to force.
I don;t really think gay people need to have you lecture them on their motivations. They KNOW what their motivations are, and the destruction of marriage is not on the minds of those who advocate for marriage equality.
There are two other types of people you might want to worry about destroying marriage: Those gays who don’t want to fight for marriage in the first place. If there are gays who want to destroy marriage, you’d find them in that camp.
But the biggest group destroying marriage (whether it is their intent or not for me to say) are straight people! Straight people who marry with a moment’s notice in Vegas. Straight people who divorce each other as frequently as they marry. And the Duggans who – while on the Family…
Nobody is attempting to lecture gay folks about what their intentions are, YFC. They do know what they are. And it’s time we all did. As for the mess heterosexuals make of the institution – that’s true. But that’s all the more reason to promote the truth about what marriage is – not toss it all away to mean something completely different.
God bless Pacific Justice .im grateful for their work. This article is a good one. It should open our eyes and encourage us to be more assertive and defend what we hold true and dear in Christ.
Folks please read carefully what the city resolution called for. It did not censure this council member for expressing his views. All it did was to say that when council members express their views, they must not do so in a way that implies that their views were endorsed by the city council. Simple as that. Pacific Justice Institute rakes muck as usual.
Nope, YFC, wrong again (and again, and again. . .).
This is a clear effort at seeking prior restraint of Mr. Peotter’s free speech rights.
The City Council is going to lose this. Hopefully, Peotter will get damages, and an apology.
Apparently you didn’t read the resolution. All it said is that when council members express their private views, they must do so in a way that does not imply endorsement by the city government. Very simple and straightforward. Except for folks who like to pretend that everybody is out to get them.
The fact of the resolution, and other attempted censure, and of the investigation of possible prosecution of Mr. Peotter, are the keys, “Your Fellow Catholic”. The Council has no business seeking to create a public division between its majority and Mr. Peotter. Such acts are the infringement of Mr. Peotter’s personal liberties, and are evidence of a Liberal conspiracy to cause Mr. Peotter’s loss in future elections (and worse, including the cost of defending himself).
Masterful Analysis by Mike Adams:
Three Kinds of Christians
Recently, an angry LGBT activist told me “not all Christians are alike.”
– The Cowardly Christian. This is a rapidly increasing segment of the Christian community. He’s the guy who has always known abortion was wrong and that homosexuality was harmful – not just to the people engaged in it but also to the larger society.
He knows the so-called gay rights movement is really a gay wrongs movement meant to strip people of basic civil liberties including the freedom to express their religious views.
The cowardly Christian is often a member of…
In my limited understanding I see only two kinds of Christians, Michael…good ones and bad ones…and there’re only two consequences to being one or the other. There are only four first things and four last things and only two things in the dash between “born…- died…” :)