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Rights or "Special" Rights Agenda
Creating laws establishing unequal rights and anti-Christian "hate crimes" legislation
"The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal." --Aristotle
"We lay it down as a fundamental, that laws, to be just, must give a reciprocation of right; that, without this, they are mere arbitrary rules of conduct, founded in force, and not in conscience." Thomas Jefferson (Notes on the state of Virginia, 1782)
Can a moral wrong be a "civil" right? Secular liberal progressives have implied that what is written in the opening paragraph of the Declaration of Independence no longer applies to today's society, indicating that "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God," which set up the boundary for how "Rights" are to be "entitled" is now outdated. So what is the "new and improved" basis in determining how "Rights" are "entitled?" What new wisdom is being employed? Have lawmakers overruled the founder's Biblical worldview of moral virtue and replaced it with a liberal secular progressive worldview whereby the "Laws of Nature" no longer apply?
Why doesn't the mainstream media report these FACTS? The increase in children being born out of wedlock in Scandinavia since marriage was redefined! William Murray, the chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition, warns of the dangers of legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States. He says Scandinavia has had nearly a decade of legal homosexual marriage, and it has nearly destroyed the institution of marriage altogether. More details: http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/4/132004c.asp (See more facts at Lifestyle Consequences of homosexuals.
Special Rights Bill Introduced in Ohio – Again! A dangerous bill has been introduced into the Ohio House and Senate. The bill, under the guise of discrimination, will eliminate some Religious freedoms. The proposed law is titled the Equal Housing and Employment Act. If passed, the bill seeks to add “sexual orientation and “gender identity” to the protected list of gender, race, age, religion, that are punishable on the basis of discrimination. It is estimated that seventeen Ohio cities have passed these so-called anti-discrimination ordinances. ....Civil Rights leader Pastor Fred Shuttlesworth, marched with Dr. Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy. They were called The Big Three in the fight for Civil Rights. When the attempt was made to repeal the City Charter language, Pastor Shuttlesworth opposed the change. CCV asked Pastor Fred Shuttlesworth to respond to the claims of homosexual activists who said they were being discriminated against. Be sure to click here to hear what the expert on discrimination had to say about discrimination. ("I fought my whole life for equal rights, not special rights.") Click here to read more.
George Washington Approved Soldier’s Dismissal for Attempt ‘To Commit Sodomy’ at Valley Forge (CNSNews.com) - How times have changed: In 1778, at Valley Forge, Gen. George Washington approved the dismissal of a soldier for “attempting to commit sodomy,” with “abhorrence and detestation of such infamous crimes,” according to Washington’s papers at the Library of Congress. Washington (1732-1799) was the leader of the Continental Army in America’s revolutionary war against Britain and served as the first president of the United States and thus as its first “Commander in Chief” of the armed forces and the militia, as stipulated in the Constitution. Valley Forge, in eastern Pennsylvania, was the site for the Continental Army’s military camp during the winter of 1777-78.
On Mar. 10, 1778, at Valley Forge, Gen. George Washington approved the dismissal from service of Lt. Frederick Gotthold Enslin for “attempting to commit sodomy” with another soldier. In the first president’s papers at the Library of Congress is a series of orders with the title, “Head Quarters, V. Forge, Saturday, March 14, 1778.” It includes the following entry,
“At a General Court Martial whereof Colo. Tupper was President (10th March 1778) Lieutt. [Frederick Gotthold] Enslin of Colo. Malcom's Regiment tried for attempting to commit sodomy, with John Monhort a soldier; Secondly, For Perjury in swearing to false Accounts, found guilty of the charges exhibited against him, being breaches of 5th. Article 18th. Section of the Articles of War and do sentence him to be dismiss'd the service with Infamy.
“His Excellency the Commander in Chief [George Washington] approves the sentence and with Abhorrence and Detestation of such Infamous Crimes orders Lieutt. Enslin to be drummed out of Camp tomorrow morning by all the Drummers and Fifers in the Army never to return; The Drummers and Fifers to attend on the Grand Parade at Guard mounting for that Purpose.”
Enslin’s dismissal came less than two weeks after another soldier, Ensign Anthony Maxwell, was acquitted of the charge of “propagating a scandalous report prejudicial to the character of Lieutt. Enslin” on Feb. 27, 1778, according to the transcription of the court martial dated Mar. 3, 1778.
The document reads: “At a Brigade Court Martial whereof Colo. Burr was President (Feby. 27th. 1778,) Ensign Maxwell20 of Colo. Malcom's Regiment tried for propagating a scandalous report prejudicial to the character of Lieutt. Enslin.21 The Court after maturely deliberating upon the Evidence produced could not find that Ensign Maxwell had published any report prejudicial to the Character of Lieutt. Enslin further than the strict line of his duty required and do therefore acquit him of the Charge.”
“His Excellency the Commander in Chief approves the aforegoing
sentences and orders Ensign Maxwell to be discharged from his Arrest …” the
The two following notes are also provide in the document at the Library of Congress: [Note 20: Ensign Anthony Maxwell, of Malcom's Additional Continental regiment.] [Lieut. Frederick Gotthold Enslin, of Malcom's Additional Continental regiment.]
President Barack Obama celebrates what he considers major accomplishments as the lame-duck Congress nears an end on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) President Barack Obama signed the legislation repealing the federal law (10 USC 654) behind the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on Dec. 22, 2010. The Senate (65-31) had passed the repeal legislation on Dec. 18, and the House of Representatives had passed repeal on Dec. 15, 2010.
In introducing the president at the Dec. 22 signing ceremony, Vice President Joe Biden said, “It’s a good day. It’s a real good day. As some of my colleagues can tell you, this is a long time in coming. But I am happy it’s here. … Mr. President, by signing this bill, you will be linking military might with an abiding sense of justice. You’ll be projecting power by promoting fairness, and making the United States military as strong as they can be at a time we need it to be the strongest. Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States of America, the Commander-in-Chief, Barack Obama.”
President Obama said, “You know, I am just overwhelmed. This is a very good day. And I want to thank all of you, especially the people on this stage, but each and every one of you who have been working so hard on this, members of my staff who worked so hard on this. I couldn’t be prouder.”
Congress forced to vote on sodomy for military members By David Jeffers - If DADT is repealed, sodomy should be legal Congress and Pentagon leaders are on record in support of repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy with President Obama’s signature making it law. Congress and the president, along with the Pentagon brass, patted themselves on the back for this momentous occasion, but said they had a lot of work to do before the repeal is implemented. They have no idea the work they have yet to do. Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) states: (a) Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy. Penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense. (b) Any person found guilty of sodomy shall be punished as a court-martial may direct. ...If we decide to reject the biblical teaching on homosexuality and sodomy, then Congress and the president must take a stand and legalize sodomy.
Hope for the Homosexual
"There is no such thing as 'a homosexual.' Homosexuality is not what you are. It's what you do." Stephen Bennett
Unequal Rights - by Chuck Colson (1/7/04) We hear a lot about "equal rights" in the debate over homosexuality and marriage. But these supposed "equal rights" are really nothing but "special rights." But two recent court cases demonstrate that, whether they realize it or not, they’re really working for something quite different.
Know this first: "But God commends his love (agape) toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8 "Agape" love, or God's love cannot be grasped by the natural man. It can only be understood by the spiritual man, one who has Christ. (1 Corinthians Chapters 1 & 2) It is not expected for the natural man to understand how Christians can love the sinner and hate the sin, but the spiritual man has overcome the world. Click here to challenge your worldly wisdom.
The Destruction of marriage precedes the death of a culture (pdf): Sociologists and anthropologists who have studied the death of civilizations have found that rampant sexual immorality, feminism, and homosexuality have been factors in destroying nations.
From the U.S. Code Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [Laws in effect as of January 7, 2003] [Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between January 7, 2003 and February 12, 2003] [CITE: 1USC7] THE CODE OF LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TITLE 1--GENERAL PROVISIONS CHAPTER 1--RULES OF CONSTRUCTION Sec. 7. Definition of ``marriage'' and ``spouse'' In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word ``marriage'' means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word ``spouse'' refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife. (Added Pub. L. 104-199, Sec. 3(a), Sept. 21, 1996, 110 Stat. 2419.)
A Bill Sponsored by Homosexual Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts, who once ran a homosexual prostitution ring out of his home, will amend Title 1 of the United States Code, to eliminate any Federal policy on the definition of marriage. Another Bill will also amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act giving "Special Rights" to homosexuals, by forcing every organization is America, Churches, Day Care Centers, Nursing Homes, Schools, etc. to hire gays and lesbians as teachers, coaches, doctors, etc.
Herbert Hoover - "When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned. There is no such thing as a no-man's land between honesty and dishonesty. Our strength lies in spiritual concepts. It lies in public sensitiveness to evil. Our greatest danger is not from invasion by foreign armies. Our dangers are that we may commit suicide from within by complaisance with evil, or by public tolerance of scandalous behavior."
Said Anything About Homosexuality, Did He?"
"Against Nature" & "Without Excuse"
"God gave them over to a reprobate mind"
"Homosexual activists are following the plan laid out in the 1989 book "After the Ball," which directed them to divert Americans' attention away from homosexual sex acts. The idea is to gain the nation's approval by pulling the victim card and claiming theirs is a civil-rights issue. This is in the hopes that we will not concentrate on the unnatural sex acts that are part of their lifestyle." Diane Gramley, president of the American Family Association of Pennsylvania.
Since Election2004, Matt Foreman of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force angrily declared to Agence France Press, "The Supreme Court isn't going to give a damn what's in any of these state constitutions." These "tactics" yet prove the Scripture true: "And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers. Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents. Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful; Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them." Romans 1
Paula Ettelbrick, a law professor and homosexual activist, was quoted in an August 2003 article in The Weekly Standard. "Being queer is more than setting up house, sleeping with a person of the same gender, and seeking state approval for doing so," Ettelbrick stated. "Being queer means pushing the parameters of sex, sexuality, and family; and in the process, transforming the very fabric of society .... We must keep our eyes on the goals of providing true alternatives to marriage and of radically reordering society's view of reality." And Michelangelo Signorile, writing in Out! magazine (December/January 1994), stated that homosexuals should " ... fight for same-sex marriage and its benefits and then, once granted, redefine the institution of marriage completely .... To debunk a myth and radically alter an archaic institution .... The most subversive action lesbians and gays can undertake -- and one that would perhaps benefit all of society -- is to transform the notion of 'family' altogether." (http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/4/272004f.asp)
"The religious have a belief in God-based moral law, and the Left believes in man-made law as the moral law. [W]hereas they cannot change God's laws, those on the Left can and do make many of society's laws. In fact, the Left is intoxicated with law-making. It gives them the power to mold society just as Judeo-Christian values did in the past. Unless one understands that leftist ideals function as a religion, one cannot understand the Left. Laws are the Left's vehicles to earthly salvation." Dennis Prager
Book Review: The Homosexual Agenda: Exposing the Principal Threat to Religious Freedom Today by Alan Sears and Craig Osten Sears and Osten clearly demonstrate how religious freedom (in particular the freedom to believe homosexual behavior is wrong) is being stifled by homosexual activists. How "gay rights" activists plan to destroy marriage and the family -- and rob you of your religious liberty. In the wake of the Supreme Court's "right to sodomy ruling," this book has been published revealing how "gay rights" activists plan to destroy marriage and the family -- and rob you of your religious liberty. The book, "The Homosexual Agenda: Exposing the Principal Threat to Religious Freedom Today," exposes: Lawrence v. Texas: why the Supreme Court's ruling overturning sodomy laws opens the door to the complete triumph of the homosexual agenda -- and the end of free-speech rights for all who have faith-based objections to endorsing, funding or supporting homosexual behavior; The six-point strategy, laid out by two homosexual leaders in the late 1980s, for radically altering America's perception of homosexual behavior. How all six of these points are being carried out in present-day American culture; How homosexual activists have made progress by infiltrating, influencing and intimidating people in every major power structure -- including the media, education, government, corporate America, and even the major churches; The myth of homosexual "tolerance": How "gay rights" legislation in many states sets severe punishments for those who do not agree with its demands; How the homosexual agenda is being pushed to elementary school children, starting in kindergarten; Liberal churches: Why some now exist for little more than promoting homosexual behavior; Homosexuality and pedophilia: clear proof of the link between them; and much more.
"Be afraid, be very afraid, when elites use the phrase 'free expression.' It is actually invoked to shut you up. To the elites, 'free expression' is their right to offend, insult, and abuse you and your values as much as they like. But when you criticize them, this is known a 'censorship.'" Shut Up and Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN are Subverting America by Laura Ingraham
Same-sex marriage: Good for gays, bad for children - by Dennis Prager (5/4/2004) Of all the arguments against same-sex marriage, the most immediately compelling is that it is hurts children. If children have a right to anything, it is to begin life with a mother and father. Death, divorce, abandonment, a single parent's mistakes -- any one of these deprives children of a mother or father. But only same-sex marriage would legally ensure that children are deprived from birth of either a mother or a father.
Canadians Make Free Speech a Crime (April 29, 2004 Washington Update - FRC.org) If you haven't realized it yet, you will soon. For those pushing the homosexual agenda, tolerance is a one-way street - their way. Where is their tolerance targeted? The church. Just north of us in Canada, the parliament passed Bill C-250 last week, making it a crime for anyone to publicly criticize homosexuality. Known as the "chill bill," the law makes it illegal to advocate traditional Christian opposition to homosexual sex. The quoting of Scripture will soon be hate speech.
Already in Sweden, sermons are explicitly covered by an anti-hate speech law passed to protect homosexuals. A Pentecostal minister there is facing charges for using Scripture references that state homosexuality is a sin. And in England, the House of Lords passed the Gender Recognition bill last month, which makes it illegal for a clergyman to refuse to marry a homosexual couple claiming to be man and a woman. And if a clergyman is under the impression he is marrying a man and woman, but finds out after the ceremony that the couple is really of the same sex, it is against the law for him to tell anyone. If he does, he faces a hefty fine! You may think this will never happen in America, but if we continue down the destructive path towards redefining marriage and thought crimes legislation, it won't be long before our churches will be handcuffed and silenced.
Gay politics is the child of the new political America. In a fashion quite the opposite of Dr. King -- who challenged an unjust nation to return to the principles and traditions from which it had strayed -- gay political operatives work to re-write our traditions to suit their own proclivities. They say their struggle is about equality, but it's really about the exercise of political power and claims for entitlement." Star Parker
"Most Americans view pedophilia as an abomination. But gay activists are now openly advocating it, calling it 'inter-generational intimacy.' ...We can't afford to keep silent about this issue. God help us if the barbarians in our midst are able to convince the American people that child molestation is just another fashionable trend of the twenty-first century." Charles Colson
From Jan. 8, 2004 AgapePress.org NEWS BRIEFS (http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/1/82004h.asp) ...Homosexuals are about to increase their presence at the Disney World theme park in Florida. Pro-family groups have long criticized Disney World for allowing the annual "Gay Day" celebration that takes place there in early June. That event, which began in 1991, attracts more than 100,000 homosexual men and women. Now, according to Cybercast News Service, the Family Pride Coalition has picked Father's Day for a second homosexual event at the park in Orlando. The group says it has been "specially designed for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents and their families." CNS quotes Family Pride Coalition spokesperson Aimee Gelnaw, who praises Disney, saying it has been "a wonderful support" in the planning of the June 17-20 event. This year's "Gay Day" celebration occurs two weeks earlier on Saturday, June 5.Also: A quote promoting GAY DAY at Cirque du Soleil at Walt Disney World Resort: "Erotic! Homo-erotic! Eroticism! See the human body manipulated and displayed in ways you would never dream possible. This is more than theatre. This is total sensory overload." (http://www.gayday.com/schedule/calendar_item.asp?id=29) There are other GAY Days at Six Flags, King Dominion and others. We can choose either to voice our opposition or sit by and watch it grow and consume our kids.
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