The following comes from a July 7 Christian Post article by Samuel Smith:
WASHINGTON — Americans United for Separation of Church and State announced Monday the launch of an “aggressive” initiative to combat any state or federal legislation, or court ruling seeking to protect religious objectors of same-sex marriage from government consequence for living according to their religious convictions.
The organization, which advocates a strict separation view of the religious freedom clauses of the First Amendment, has started the “Protect Thy Neighbor” project, which will monitor and battle all state and federal legislation and court challenges that pertain to giving individuals, business and religious institutions the right not to serve or participate in same-sex weddings on the basis that it would violate their religious beliefs.
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on June 26 that it is unconstitutional for states to refuse issuing same-sex couples marriage licenses, the organization expects Christian conservatives to respond by introducing a plethora of bills, executive orders, regulatory and policy changes that are “designed to resist the Supreme Court’s ruling.”
“Those of us who value true equality, separation of church and state, equal treatment and government policies free of sectarian bias do not intend to be passive. We are going on the offensive,” Reverend Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United, said at a press conference at the National Press Club. “We will identify dangerous legislation at the state and federal levels and work to stop it. If those policies pass anyway, we will challenge them in court.
“We will work to put a stop to reckless definitions of ‘religious freedom’ that are really just excuses to infringe on the rights of others,” he added.
Prior to the Supreme Court’s ruling, Americans United worked to stop Religious Freedom Restoration Acts in Indiana, Arkansas and other states that could, but not necessarily would, provide businesses and individuals with greater religious protections from being forced to serve and participate in same-sex weddings.
There is concern among the Christian academic community that Christian universities and Christian schools could lose their tax-exempt statuses if they don’t change their policies to allow married same-sex couples to live in married housing.
In response to a question from The Christian Post, Lynn, who is an ordained minister for the Church of Christ, contended that Christian colleges refusing to provide married housing to married same-sex couples is akin to schools not allowing interracial married couples to occupy married housing.
In 1983, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Bob Jones University could legally have its tax-exempt status revoked for engaging in the discriminatory practice of not allowing mixed-race dating.
“I think that the issue with [LGBT] rights is a little bit different [from race]. The evolution of the issue is moving at least as quickly as we have moved in the area of race and that this is a national dialogue that ought to begin about, should in fact benefits be given to educational institutions that do in fact discriminate,” Lynn stated. “Even now, I would not want to be a person at a fundamentalist academy who is trying to defend the practice, that is taking a reasonable amount of government funds and refusing to allow a same-sex married couple to live in the married student housing. I think even now, that would be on the edge of the indefensible.”
Although social conservative Christians and business owners are adamant that providing services or goods to same-sex weddings would violate their religious views, Lynn said his interpretation of the Bible calls on Christians to be inclusive, not exclusive.
“I read the same Bible as the Religious Right, yet where they see a manifesto for exclusion and bigotry, I see a command to love and include. Where they see division, I see community. Where they see rejection, I see acceptance,” Lynn stated. “With Protect Thy Neighbor, we are putting the Religious Right on notice: Your politics of division, homophobia and exclusion will not stand. We are watching and we are reacting. We will meet you and, I suspect, beat you in Congress, in statehouses and in courtrooms.”
When You take Caesar’s Coin – You become Caesar’s Stooge, like this clown.
A Smaller Church but one loyal to Authentic Christian Faith is the answer in the short term – while the Abomination implodes from its own Perverted Pandering and Hatemongering.
Either way innocent people will be harmed, which is the intent of these Hostage Takers – but as when the Homo-Nazi Reich was appeased in Munich in a similar manner, Winston Churchill correctly observed that they had bought shame and would reap war.
These “Aggressors” want that Kulture War – to Destroy anyone who dares expose what a bunch of bigoted perverted bozos they truly are.
I doubt this snake oil salesman will come visit his targets in prison (Judicial Contempt will be…
I doubt this snake oil salesman will come visit his targets in prison (Judicial Contempt will be the tool to promote Fear of Jail Time for Thought Crime – as Contempt requires no actual Criminal Act save personal Conscience, and has no sentence limit) – with the Gaystapo funding the Prison Gang Rape and Assassination pogroms needed to assure that ‘tolerance’ rules’ the Age of Abomination – wherever their enemies are locked up.
Gay marriage supporters will not stop until everyone accepts their perversion. Their new law of the land will be used as a teaching tool to all through lawsuits, civil punishment, ect . Mere sermons and letters to the faithful will not suffice against this form of teaching. The church must teach at the same level. The bishops must state clearly that anyone Catholic who officiates, witnesses, or attempts a gay marriage is excommunicated, any Catholic who attends a gay wedding, reception or supports legal measures in support are in a state of mortal sin. Of course these actions would have temporal consequences but compared to the loss of soul whatever the cost to Catholic Church in America it would be insignificant to eternity.
The far LEFT is not tolerant of free speech, freedom of religion, or anything else that does not support their own ideology.
They want to control everyone and everything.
They are tyrants and bigots.
From the Vatican web site:
” CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING PROPOSALS to GIVE LEGAL RECOGNITION to UNIONS BETWEEN HOMOSEXUAL PERSONS”
“ In those situations where homosexual unions have been legally recognized or have been given the legal status and rights belonging to marriage, clear and emphatic opposition is a duty.
One must refrain from any kind of formal cooperation in the enactment or application of such gravely unjust laws and, as far as possible, from material cooperation on the level of their application. In this area, everyone can exercise the right to conscientious objection. “
Send this to your Diocese Bishop.
I am sure that you really do not believe that most of our “Bishops” will have the cojones to do such a non-PC thing. Even our “Holy Father” excuses himself from judgement. And you expect our Bishops to do otherwise. Good luck with that.
I predict that “Catholic” institutions of higher education such as Notre Dame will capitulate before they are challenged.
A full and complete education in Christian morality is so desperately needed, in this country! So many Americans no longer understand basic moral concepts! For a country to prosper well, its people need to worship and obey God, and cultivate a strong moral backbone, with a strong, God-directed (not “me”-centric!) moral work ethic, and an excellent moral conscience! A weak country always falls easily to the Devil! It is so sad, and so shocking, to see so many post-Vatican II Church leaders and pontiffs, very often weak, not fully committed to Christ, and lacking a strong moral backbone and work ethic, to carry out Christ’s holy mission!
So many religious leaders of today, are sadly not truly Christ’s followers, at all! One must “say no,” to the ignorant, sinful, “me’-centered world, the “Death Culture,” and say, with great conviction, to Christ: “I am YOURS ALONE!” No more baloney! God is very pure, beautiful, and all-good! God cannot be present, in situations of sin and filth, no matter how the people involved say they “feel!” Sin and virtue are objective actions and states, not based on subjective human feelings! The greatest gift of love, is to obey God, and always refrain from sin– no matter what your personal, subjective feelings may be! Otherwise– you won’t end up at Heaven’s door, sadly, in the end!
When any “Catholic” College, Institute, Hospital, Charity or organization takes money from the FEDERAL or State Government in the form of Grants, etc, then they must play by the government’s (Obama’s) rules.
The US Government supports the INTRINSIC EVILS of: Abortion, Contraception, Sodomy Marriage, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, and soon Euthanasia.
(The US Government requires that ALL taxpayers pay for these intrinsic evils through their taxes.)
This is what happens when Catholics and others of good will VOTE for Evil politicians.
Evil politicians appoint judges and high ranking administrators – of their same like mind.
The Democratic Party is evil, and there are some in the Republican Party of the same ilk.