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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:53 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Oregon Official Who Took Down Christian Bakery for Declining Same-Sex ‘Wedding’ Loses Election
11/16/16

The Oregon official who ordered a couple to pay heavy emotional damages to two lesbians for declining to create a cake for a same-sex “wedding,” resulting in the eventual shutdown of their bakery, lost his election bid last Tuesday.

Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Commissioner Brad Avakian sought to serve as Oregon’s Secretary of State, but was edged out by Republican challenger Dennis Richardson 47 to 43 percent—and in a state that is traditionally blue.

“His losing was a good sign that people don’t agree with somebody who is anti-constitutional to the nth degree,” Aaron Klein of the now former Sweet Cakes by Melissa told reporters. “He never recognized our religious constitutional rights in his office. He just ignored them.”

“He used his office to execute a personal bias and I think people thought he’d do the same with secretary of state,” he opined. “Most people don’t know his son is gay and he’s got a dog in the fight. For him, it’s personal.”

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Gendersaurus Rex: Government Targets Preschoolers With Lessons on 'Sexuality, Queerness and Difference'
11/16/16

Scottish kids are being encouraged to explore "queerness" and question whether they are a boy or a girl, in a project paid for by taxpayers.

"Gendersaurus Rex" is an "artistic research project" exploring how "gender, feminism, sexuality, queerness and difference" can be incorporated into live performance for children.

It was commissioned by Imaginate, a performing arts group that is subsidized by the Scottish government and the European Union.

According to its website, Imaginate "works in partnership with schools, local authorities and Education Scotland to support pupils, teachers and other educators' creative development."

The project is being led by controversial performance artist Eilidh MacAskill, who believes that "patriarchy" and "heteronormativity" are "destroying children's lives." She works with children between the ages of 2 and 5.

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Minnesota Judge Rules Taxpayers Must Pay for Gender Reassignment Surgery
11/21/16

A Minnesota judge has ruled that a transgender man can have his gender reassignment surgery paid for by citizens' tax dollars.

According to LifeSiteNews.com, District Court Judge William Leary ruled that sex changes should be covered under Medicaid, meaning that taxpayers will incur the cost of these surgeries.

The case was brought before Judge Leary by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) who sued the state on behalf of Evan Thomas, a 64-year-old biological woman who is living as a man, taking sex change drugs, receiving counseling to transition into a man, and says getting gender reassignment surgery is “a matter of life and death.”

Judge Leary’s ruling in the case is consistent with the Obama administration’s changes to the Affordable Care Act which forces states to include gender reassignment surgery in their Medicaid plans.

“Th(is) district court order brings the state into compliance with (Obama's) federal rule, and ensures the department may provide this service to Minnesotans,” read a statement from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Thomas said the surgery was necessary because “feeling you are in the wrong body can be devastating.” He admitted he had experienced depression and suicidal thoughts, adding that he has felt like he was in the wrong body since he was an adolescent.

It remains to be seen whether the incoming Trump administration will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, as they promised to do on the campaign trail. If ObamaCare is repealed and replaced this mandate could be changed.

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Zales Attempts to Normalize Sin
11/23/16

Zales Jewelers should be ashamed of attempting to normalize sin by featuring two women getting married in its latest commercial, which shows two women in wedding gowns exchanging vows and wedding bands. Zales is promoting same-sex marriage and their new "Love and Pride" Collection. The "Love and Pride" wedding band collection, designed for the LGBTQ community with rainbow and matching bands, is "promoting Equality, Diversity and Unity" and encourages same-sex couples to "celebrate their Love with Pride" as stated on its website.

Zales is using public airwaves to subject families to the decay of morals and values, and belittle the sanctity of marriage in an attempt to redefine marriage. Even though homosexuality is unnatural, this advertisement is pushing the LGBTQ agenda. An even greater concern is that the commercial is airing when children are likely watching television. To make matters worse, this ad has aired during family viewing time such as football games and prime-time shows.

Zales crossed a line that should have never been crossed. Even if 1MM didn't disagree morally with the decision to air this ad, it is not a retailer's job to introduce so called social issues such as this to our children. That is a parent's decision. Zales is glorifying sin, and no sin should be placed in the spotlight and honored. This goes for homosexuality as well.

Millions of Americans strongly believe marriage should be between one man and one woman. It is obvious that Zales would rather take sides than remain neutral in the culture war. Zales will hear from the other side, so the company needs to hear from us as well. Our persistence will pay off. One day, we will answer for our actions or lack of them. We must remain diligent and stand up for biblical values and truth. Scripture says multiple times that homosexuality is wrong, and God will not tolerate this sinful lifestyle (Romans 1:26-27).

Please contact Zales Jewelers through our website, urge the company to pull this inappropriate commercial immediately and remain neutral in the culture war. Also, let Zales know that continuing to air this offensive advertisement in the future will force your family to decide to avoid its stores, especially during the Christmas season.

Also, while out shopping, stop by your local Zales and let the store manager know why you will not be shopping there during the Christmas season. Please be kind and request the manager pass along your concern to the corporate level, urging Zales to remain neutral in the cultural war.

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11/25/16
Orlando Cruz: Boxer dreams of becoming first openly gay world champion

(CNN)The bright camera lights highlight his carefully styled beard, rugged features and defined cheekbones. Orlando Cruz looks every inch the archetypal tough, Central American boxer.

Deeply embedded in two worlds -- boxing and Puerto Rico -- that are founded in machismo, Cruz has also become a gay icon to thousands.

On Saturday, Cruz has the chance to create history -- should he beat Britain's Terry Flanagan for the WBO lightweight title, the 35-year-old will become the first ever openly gay world champion.

Boxing, like many other sports, is yet to fully open its arms to the idea of a gay athlete, something Cruz has unsurprisingly experienced first-hand.

"I don't care if they say, 'Orlando Cruz is gay. ****.' I don't care," he defiantly tells CNN. "I look at my family when I walk in the ring. I look at my mum, sister, I look at my brother.

"I don't care, you know, I'm just focused on my family."

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Illinois Commission Panel Says Christian-Owned Bed & Breakfast Must Host Gay Weddings
12/5/16

A decision forcing a Christian-owned bed and breakfast to pay a same-sex couple $30,000 for refusing to host their wedding ceremony will stand.

A 3-member panel of the Illinois Human Rights Commission refused to hear an appeal in a decision compelling TimberCreek Bed & Breakfast to pay a fine for declining to host a gay wedding on their property, although they have hosted opposite-sex weddings in the past.

TimberCreek owner Jim Walder told The Christian Post that they took issue with the panel decision and were planning to appeal to the full state Human Rights Commission.

"Citizens should only decide not to obey a law after much thought and only in extreme circumstances," said Walder.

"In our opinion, forcing a small business with one employee to host gay marriage which violates the owners sincerely-held Biblical belief that marriage is between one man and one woman is an extreme circumstance, especially when marriage has been understood for thousands of years to be a union between one man and one woman."

In 2011, TimberCreek refused to host a same-sex wedding ceremony, with Walder stating at the time that he opposed on religious grounds to holding such ceremonies even if they became legal.

"We will never host same-sex civil unions. We will never host same-sex weddings even if they become legal in Illinois," said Walder in 2011.

"We believe homosexuality is wrong and unnatural based on what the Bible says about it. If that is discrimination, I guess we unfortunately discriminate."

In response to the refusal, the same-sex couple filed a formal complaint with the state's Department of Human Rights arguing that it is a rejection of the Illinois Human Rights Act.

In March, Administrative Law Judge Michael R. Robinson ordered TimberCreek to pay the same-sex couple $30,000 for causing emotional distress, plus over $50,000 in attorney fees.

"Respondent [must] pay each Complainant $15,000, which represents damages for the emotional distress arising out [of] its refusal to host their same-sex, civil union ceremony," ordered Robinson.

"Respondent [must] be directed to cease and desist from violating the Human Rights Act by discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation when denying same-sex couples access to its facilities and services for their civil union ceremonies and/or marriages."

Regarding the Commission's upholding of the previous decision, Walder told a local media outlet that the "fix was in from the get-go," as he said two of the three panel members were involved in LGBT activism or openly gay.

"The public probably assumes that these three commissioners were nonpartisan, fair and neutral when the exact opposite was the case," stated Walder.

"This feels like blatant reverse discrimination against all business owners, Christian or otherwise, by the IHRC, which is supposed to be an unbiased, neutral party in resolving complaints."

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally! ‘Gays’ reveal agenda as shutting up Christian

12/10/16

Finally!

It has taken years of court hearings, tens of thousands of miles of air travel, tens of thousands of pages of court documents, but it’s finally been revealed what the Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) group wants a federal court to tell a Christian pastor, author and speaker.

Shut up!

“Actually, and incredibly, yes,” concludes the newest filing in the case SMUG brought against pastor Scott Lively years ago.

“SMUG unequivocally seeks a speech-chilling injunction against anything Lively might say which SMUG finds offensive, to hold over Lively like a club.”

SMUG filed a case under the U.S. Alien Torts Act alleging it has a right to use American courts to seek to stifle the traditional family and Christian messages of Lively.

He’s being defended by Liberty Counsel, which, by the sound of its latest filing, is getting tired of the arguments.

Its response to the plaintiff’s post-hearing memorandum on summary judgment contends there’s nothing to the dispute.

“In its post-hearing memorandum (dkt. 324-1) (‘SMUG Memo’), plaintiff Sexual Minorities Uganda (‘SMUG’) attempts yet again to do that which it plainly could not do at the summary judgment hearing, nor in its summary judgment opposition, nor in its ‘sur-reply’: (A) identify any specific actions of Defendant Scott Lively (‘Lively’) in the U.S. that had a direct causal link to any alleged injury suffered by SMUG in Uganda; and (B) identify any specific injunctive relief that this court could even consider that would not violate the First Amendment.

“Although it is seemingly grasping at straws, SMUG still offers nothing.”

SMUG brought the case four years ago and since then has attempted to “produce a shred of evidence to fit its sensational claim that Lively committed ‘crimes against humanity’ – akin to genocide and war crimes – by ‘conspiring’ to ‘persecute’ the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) population in Uganda,” Liberty Counsel said.

But SMUG did reveal its “secret and corrupt goal to intimidate Lively into silence, along with any American pastor with a heart for African families,” Liberty Counsel said.

The legal group points to SMUG’s request that the court enjoin, or prohibit, Lively “from selling or giving away his books in Uganda.”

And “to enjoin Lively from going to Uganda and preaching at Martin Ssempa’s church.”

And “to enjoin Lively from going to Uganda to speak to a group of high school students about what Lively perceives to be the many and serious health hazards of homosexual conduct.”

And “to enjoin Lively from going to Uganda to train lawyers on how to use the law to oppose the legalization of same-sex marriage.”

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And ‘to enjoin Lively from going to Uganda to lobby the Ugandan Parliament not to legalize same-sex marriage.”

In other words: shut him up.

“SMUG deems every pro-family advocate in Uganda to be a ‘co-conspirator’ in a ‘criminal enterprise’ to ‘persecute’ the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) population of Uganda,” Liberty Counsel reported.

“Even after 100 hours of depositions and 40,000 pages of documents, SMUG has no evidence whatsoever connecting Lively to any act of so-called ‘persecution,'” said Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel. “SMUG has always claimed it was not trying to hold Lively liable for his speaking and writing. Yet the more SMUG writes, the more obvious it becomes that SMUG wants to punish Lively for his beliefs.

“This is clearly a vendetta against Lively for speaking about homosexuality and God’s design for the family in Uganda,” said Staver.

In calling for a summary judgment on behalf of Lively, Liberty Counsel said one of the offenses cited by SMUG was that Lively emailed to friends a link to an article.

“If sending Internet links to others lends ‘practical assistance’ to ‘crimes against humanity,’ those words mean nothing,” the filing said.

SMUG also cited Lively’s comments “that the dean of a Ugandan law school, Sylvia Tamale, should be fired or demoted because she ‘teaches a course on gender in the law school in which she reportedly expects students to adopt her pan-sexual ideologies.'”

But, Liberty Counsel noted, “Tamale herself has submitted a declaration to this court in which she describes her free and unrestricted advocacy on homosexual causes in Uganda, without any mention of any attempts to fire or demote her from her job.”

“Calling for the resignation or firing of public figures with whom one disagrees is protected First Amendment expression, part and parcel of public debate, and an advocacy tool frequently … employed by LGBT advocates,” it said.

“SMUG has been vague about the injunction it wants because SMUG knows it has no legal basis for it. No matter how offensive SMUG finds Lively, SMUG knows it cannot enjoin what it really wants to enjoin – Lively’s ideas,” LC wrote.

Just weeks ago, Lively was bludgeoned with some 1,000 pages of claims from SMUG, which is trying to find basis for its charge that Lively’s actions are “crimes against humanity.”

“The evidence shows that Lively, in a country where homosexuality has been illegal for decades, urged treatment of LGBTI people with respect and dignity, and the liberalization of Uganda’s laws against homosexuality, even as he spoke in favor of biblical sexual morality and against the LGBTI political agenda,” his lawyers argued at the time.

“SMUG has now made it clear that it wants to put Pastor Scott Lively’s Christian faith on trial,” said Liberty Counsel’s Harry Mihet, chief litigation counsel and vice president of legal affairs, at that time. “Every American should be concerned about this unprecedented attempt to subjugate U.S. citizens and our Constitution to the new ‘morality’ of the international left, and we should pray for a just and decisive ruling from the court preserving our most cherished constitutional freedoms of thought and expression.”

SMUG’s claims of “crimes against humanity” stem from Lively’s visits to Uganda in 2002 and 2009, when he declared his biblical views.

SMUG’s “gay” claims are based on the Alien Tort Statute, but the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the provision “cannot be used to sue U.S. citizens alleging violation of international or foreign law,” Liberty Counsel argued.

“Neither Ugandan nor U.S. law provide a cause of action for SMUG, so SMUG is trying to create new precedent to punish speech,” by Americans in America, the legal team explained then.

Said Staver at the time: “The implications of this suit are frightening because SMUG is trying to punish a U.S. citizen for constitutionally protected speech under some vague and undefined international law. From the beginning this case had no merit, but we have had to spend four years and countless hours defending an innocent pastor against a lawsuit designed only to intimidate. This case is a direct assault on the supremacy of the United States Constitution.”

U.S. District Judge Michael Ponsor had rejected an earlier move to dismiss the allegations, made by the George Soros-funded Center for Constitutional Rights in New York, which the New York Times described as left-leaning.

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National Geographic Magazine Now Promoting Transgender Lifestyle To Very Young Children
National Geographic editor-in-chief Susan Goldberg said that the both the upcoming issue of the magazine and the documentary are an attempt to tell the stories of transgender people that might not necessarily get widespread coverage otherwise.

12/17/16

National Geographic just ‘made history’ with its new cover featuring Avery Jackson, a 9-year old transgender

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” 2 Timothy 3:1 (KJV)

As part of its January 2017 issue exploring our evolving understandings and definitions of gender, National Geographic is featuring nine-year-old transgender rights activist Avery Jackson on its cover—the first time a transgender person has made the cover of the magazine.

Jackson rose to stardom last year when she began documenting her transition with “Avery Chats,” a series of YouTube videos describing how she came to understand her identity at such a young age and eventually came out to her parents as trans.

   We devoted our entire January 2017 Special Issue to an exploration of gender—take a look https://t.co/AFW1VjWvWH #GenderRevolution pic.twitter.com/XvzKNddVum

   — National Geographic (@NatGeo) December 16, 2016

“When I was born, doctors said I was a boy, but I knew in my heart I was a girl,” Jackson explained in her first video. “So I may have some boy body parts, but that’s not wrong, that is OK.”

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1/6/17
First days of 2017 bring new 'bathroom bills'

(CNN)In the first days of 2017, legislators in five states have introduced so-called "bathroom bills" restricting access to public accommodations.
Legislative moves this week in Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Texas and Virginia represent the latest efforts at the center of a broader public debate over transgender rights.

Additionally, lawmakers in Alabama, South Carolina and Washington filed so-called bathroom bills last year for introduction during the upcoming sessions.

Since 2013, at least 24 states have considered restricting access to restrooms, locker rooms and other facilities on the basis of biological sex, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

The American Civil Liberties Union in May filed a lawsuit challenging Mississippi's religious freedom law, which critics say will discriminate against gay and transgender people. Part of the law, known as HB 1523, allows employers and school administrators to dictate access to bathrooms, spas, locker rooms "or other intimate facilities and settings."

North Carolina is the only other state to enact the controversial legislation banning people from using public bathrooms that don't correspond to their biological sex as listed on their birth certificates.

Already, backlash against House Bill 2, the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, has caused huge economic losses for the state, such as businesses canceling plans to expand and the NBA moving its All-Star game from Charlotte to another city.

The economic costs, however, have not deterred other states from following suit:

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