Vol. XXVVI – Issue II April/July 2019
Anne Graham Lotz’s
Message to America on
Our 243rd Birthday
Billy Graham’s daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her “How could God let something like this happen?” (regarding the attacks on Sept, 11, hurricanes and earth quakes. Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said “I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?” In light of recent events … terrorists attack, school shootings, etc.
I think it started when Madeleine Murray O’Hare (she was murdered, her body found recently) complained she didn’t want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school…. the Bible says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK. Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock’s son committed suicide).
We said an expert should know what he’s talking about. And we said OK. Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves. Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with “WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.” Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send ‘jokes’ through e-mail and they spread like wildfire but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace. Are you laughing? Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you’re not sure what they believe, or what they WILL think, of you for sending it. Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us. Pass it on if you think it has merit. If not then just discard it… no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don’t sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in. God bless you as you share it with friends. No Nation or people can ever survive or succeed without Jesus Christ.
Publisher’s comments: The scripture says Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. Unless something happens in a drastic and dramatic manner quickly to turn America around, we are going to go the way that other nations of the past have gone that have forgotten God. The churches must awake to prayer and crying out to God for His mercy upon us.)
AN OPEN LETTER FROM
PASTOR GREG A. DIXON
This week I am preparing for two great weeks of ministry in Mexico. The first week of ministry will be held in Guanajuato, Zacatecas and San Luis.
During this time there will be three church planting events. Please pray that hundreds of men will attend and dozens of new church planters will answer the call of God to take the gospel to some of the most remote parts of the world.
The second week of ministry will include 20 youth and adults from five different states and will converge in Oaxaca – four medical teams and two VBS’s will simultaneously take place. Please for our safety and spiritual success.
As you know ADVANCE has 6 INITIATIVES: go to advanceglobal.net to read more about them. These initiatives are a reality because of the financial support so many of you provide. The best is yet to come. 210 Churches have been planted since Advance began.
As you are reading this OPEN LETTER, the church planting INITIATIVE is in need of $14,000 to meet its support promises to 100 church planters in Africa, Asia and Latin America for 2019. In addition, another $100,000 is needed to start 200 additional churches in 2020. The numbers seem great, but all of us together can make this happen! I believe that.
Truly, the need is great and by faith my goal is to see this task accomplished, but I need your help. I can’t do this alone. God has chosen men and women to fulfill the GREAT COMMISSION and there is great reward for doing so.
I believe the Bible teaches that each of us has the responsibility to manage our wealth based upon our abilities in order to use what we grow to expand his church and kingdom. This includes all of us. In fact, my wife and I do not take a salary from ADVANCE. (Continued on page 3)
New IRS Rules for
Dr. Greg J. Dixon
The following are thoughts gleaned from a recent article circulated by Start Church titled: IRS increases 2019 Audit Focus by Paul Rivera. This is one of the most frightening articles that we have presented on the Church/State – 501 c 3 issue since we became aware of this imminent danger to churches nearly fifty years ago.
First it shows that Pres. Trump who is purportedly the “Savior” of the churches of America, in the real world of the IRS, he has not slowed this beast in this instant matter of IRS encroachment on churches and other non-profit organizations.
He has only promised that he would not aggressively enforce the Johnson Amendment against the churches, but for them not to count on relief from the Civil Rights laws including discrimination of the LGBT community. Now let’s notice a few frightening facts from the above article.
He IRS has increased their agents in the non-profit division with the expectation of increasing audits.
They would not be doing this if they did not believe this is an area in which they need to bring into compliance and also expect this activity will increase revenue including paying for the new agents.
Because of this the non-profit world should expect great pressure from these agents into their internal affairs over the next few years.
As we have been saying for many years, the IRS makes no distinction between churches and other religious organizations, even though in some cases the courts have made a distinction between the two.
The IRS wants to strengthen their position that non-profit workers are employees by having the church issue W-2 forms rather than 1099’s.
Even though there has been some leniency in this area, the IRS considers the pastor, and the ministerial staff as employees, equal in status as other workers, i.e. secretaries or janitors even saying in their publications that the pastor should be ordained by the IRS.
. Small churches will be targeted as well as large because they have filed for non-profit status and now find themselves out of compliance.
Many of these small churches having used volunteers to keep their records, will not be able to satisfy these revenue agents and will be forced to spend funds that they do not have on paid accountants.
The church will no longer be protected under Section 7611 which Congress enacted to set a high bar for church audits.
All kinds of methods will now be used to gather information on the churches, including any public activity of any manner by the church including information by members or non-members.
The IRS is not required to ensure it has reliable information when they move on a church. So, what if a disgruntled employee or member of the church simply makes up information about the church? Too bad! The IRS will use the information unless it has proof that the informant is unreliable.
Don’t expect one of the present “Christian” advocacy organizations to come to you rescue. In this arena of tax law the legal guru that the church has pinned their hopes on will simply explain that the church should comply with the IRS rules and site the words of Jesus: at Mt Ch 22 “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.” They are not going to jeopardize their non-profit status by opposing the IRS.
In conclusion, we must understand that Start Church in this warning is not speaking to New Testament churches, but rather, non-profit religious organizations that have waived their First Amendment guarantees. The Biblical Law Center is still helping churches to organize or reorganize to allow them to invoke all of their Biblical and constitutional protections. But the hour is late, and time is running out. We would encourage all that are interested to clicking on to our web site at:
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My wife and I do not take a salary from ADVANCE. We have chosen to give 100% of everything we receive in donations and gifts for preaching to church planting.
We are committed to DISCIPLEING NATIONS through church planting.
Thank you for reading my OPEN LETTER and allowing me to share my excitement of church planting and what is happening around the world.
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Please let me know if you have any questions and I’d be happy to discuss in more detail!
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News Watch April 15, 2019
By Michael Snyder/Economic
Most U.S. churches are shrinking, and more than 100 die every week. In a day and age where pastors are judged by attendance numbers and budget levels, scaring people away is bad for business. With all that in mind, the results from a recent Barna survey shouldn’t be surprising at all…
We wanted to know if pastors felt limited or pressured when it comes to speaking about controversial topics. Half of Christian pastors says they frequently (11%) or occasionally (39%) feel limited in their ability to speak out on moral and social issues because people will take offense. The other half of pastors say they only rarely (30%) or never (20%) feel limited in this way. When asked to identify the source of the concerns, pastors are much more likely to say that they feel limited by those inside the church than those outside. In other words, the reactions of those in the pews are most on the minds of today’s pastors.
And remember, these numbers just show the percentage of pastors that are willing to admit that they are afraid to speak out about controversial issues. In reality, the percentage of U.S. pastors that actually hit the hard issues on a consistent basis is exceedingly low. Not offending people is obviously a strategy that can work, because many of America’s largest churches today are pathetically shallow. In fact, one of America’s most famous pastors absolutely refuses to ever use the word “sin” because it might offend someone.
But eventually people get tired of superficial religion that doesn’t have any substance, and nobody can deny that there has been a mass exodus from the Christian faith in this country. In fact, the number of Americans with “no religion” has risen by 266 percent over the last three decades. In particular, young people crave authenticity, and they can spot a fake a mile away. They are leaving America’s churches faster than anyone else, and that is incredibly sad.
Some churches are attempting to reverse this trend, and many of them seem to think that being “hip” and “trendy” is the key to winning young people back. For example, the following comes from a profile on C3 Church in New York City by Topic Magazine…
Have you ever been to a church where the Jesus music is so loud that some congregants–young, hip urbanites all- -wear earplugs? Where the Christian pop-rock stirs people into such rapture that they jump up and down, both feet leaving earth, both hands raised ecstatically skyward, as if in a mild- mannered mosh pit? Where half the pastors, band members, and congregants have nose piercings and the other half have forearm tattoos, and a teeny-tiny beanie is the accessory du jour?
There is certainly nothing wrong with having good music and a modern presentation, but it must also be accompanied by truth if it is going to do any good. In the profile, the reporter for Topic Magazine asked “Pastor Josh” about his stand on one of the most controversial issues of our day, and he did his very best to dance around it…
But Pastor Josh knows that some of his congregants are gay–or, in his words, “would say they’re gay”–and he’s happy to tell them where he feels “the truth lands on the issue.” He just doesn’t want “the conversation” to end the moment someone reads on C3’s website that gay marriage is an affront to God. “To me, that’s a shame,” he says. “I’m trying to show, ‘Hey, I’m not judging anyone. I’m not condemning anyone.’ We’ve all got our views and attractions and all those kinds of things.” He knows that young people, especially, inhabit a complicated, alienating world. “I think every one of us is searching for love,” Pastor Josh says. “Even though we might disagree on where the best place to look for love is.”
I have read that quote several times, and I still don’t understand what he is trying to say. Whether people agree with it or not, Pastor Josh owes it to all of us to tell us directly what he really believes.
Of course there are thousands upon thousands of other ministers just like “Pastor Josh” in America today.
The church business has become all about making people feel good, and in this type of spiritual environment even Kanye West can start a church…
Imagine stumbling into a church you’ve never seen on Sunday morning. As you approach you hear rapper DMX praying, “I have special privileges. I am God’s favored child.” In front of you sit Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, who were both raised Christian but now consider themselves “spiritual.” The prayer ends, and a gospel choir in matching Yeezy merchandise belts out rapper Kid Cudi’s “Reborn.” Presiding over it all is Pastor Kanye West. It isn’t a dream. Kanye reportedly started his own church on the first Sunday of the year, and since then, he’s attracted celebrities to his entertaining, religion-laced gatherings.
Of course not all is lost. There are some pastors out there that are doing a fantastic job, and all over the world God is raising up a Remnant. But overall, the institutional church in America is failing to influence the culture because pastors are deathly afraid of scaring their customers away. All that it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. And right now a whole lot of good men are doing precisely that.
(Publisher’s comments: This article misses another issue that some of us raised back in 1982 when we learned of the restrictions of the non-profit 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) contract that limits the stand that churches can take in the moral/political arena that has all but silenced most preachers for fear of losing their tax-exempt status. The church members have become so dependent on the tax-deductible gift that they actually believe it is embedded as a constitutional right. In my opinion there are two clear scriptures that describe these preachers. The first is found at 2Ti 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. The next is found at Mt 7:21-23 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. I personally don’t believe that the Lord means by these words that these ministers are not true believers, I believe he means the word “know” is in the conjugal sense. Paul said, That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; (Ph 3:10.) Few have known Him like this. Oh that we might have a longing to know Him in this manner.
The profit from serving Christ
far outweighs the price – anon
Mark 8:36 “For what shall it profit
a man, if he shall gain the whole
world, and lose his own soul?”
A Letter to Saint
A letter to the Saint Mary’s/Notre Dame student newspaper argues that women should stop wearing leggings because they attract inappropriate attention from men.
The Catholic mother of four sons argues that even “nice” guys are impacted by women who wear them.
Students on both the Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame campus reacted quickly to the controversial article.
In addition to letters in the Observer responding to the woman, there have been protests on campus.
Around 1,300 students are participating “The Leggings Protest” on Notre Dame’s campus today (Wednesday).
Senior Gaby Kluzinski hoped the article was satire when she first read it, but once she learned it was not, she joined the protest.
“People still always bring up and objectify women and always victim-blame them and keep doing it and you hope we progress, but you still find articles like this,” said Kluzinski.
The protest has two main objectives: for women and men to wear leggings in protest and to encourage conversations about female equality.
PhD student Valeria Mora decided to discuss the letter with her class. She wanted her students to know that they can talk to her about issues like this.
“The first thing I got was a huge gasp,” said Mora. “They were like ‘Yes! Yeah, I saw it too.’”
Mora says she hates the double standard in the letter.
She says no one says to men that they’re responsible for an attack because they were wearing shorts.
One law student thought the fact this happened in church was interesting.
“I also thought it was interesting that the comments were regarding something she viewed in church, particularly because there’s been a lot of push to get young people back in the church,” said Xitlaly Estrada, Notre Dame law student. “I saw it as a little counter-intuitive to be judging people while in mass.”
Conrad Palor wrote a response in the Observer, disagreeing with the woman. The sophomore wrote that the women’s letter was an attack on women.
He told us several classmates had reached out to him, happy to see that there was support from both men and women.
You can read the letter to the editor in full below:
I’ve thought about writing this letter for a long time. I waited, hoping that fashions would change and such a letter would be unnecessary — but that doesn’t seem to be happening. I’m not trying to insult anyone or infringe upon anyone’s rights. I’m just a Catholic mother of four sons with a problem that only girls can solve: leggings.
The emergence of leggings as pants some years ago baffled me. They’re such an unforgiving garment. Last fall, they obtruded painfully on my landscape. I was at Mass at the Basilica with my family. In front of us was a group of young women, all wearing very snug-fitting leggings and all wearing short-waisted tops (so that the lower body was uncovered except for the leggings). Some of them truly looked as though the leggings had been painted on them.
A world in which women continue to be depicted as “babes” by movies, video games, music videos, etc. makes it hard on Catholic mothers to teach their sons that women are someone’s daughters and sisters. That women should be viewed first as people — and all people should be considered with respect.
I talk to my sons about Princess Leia and how Jabba the Hutt tried to steal her personhood by putting her into a slave girl outfit in which her body became the focus. (That’s the only scene in the whole franchise in which Leia appears in such a way — and it’s forced upon her.)
Leggings are hardly slave girl outfits. And no one is forcing them on the countless young women who wear them. But I wonder why no one thinks it’s strange that the fashion industry has caused women to voluntarily expose their nether regions in this way. I was ashamed for the young women at Mass. I thought of all the other men around and behind us who couldn’t help but see their behinds. My sons know better than to ogle a woman’s body — certainly when I’m around (and hopefully, also when I’m not). They didn’t stare, and they didn’t comment afterwards. But you couldn’t help but see those blackly naked rear ends. I didn’t want to see them — but they were unavoidable. How much more difficult for young guys to ignore them.
I’ve heard women say that they like leggings because they’re “comfortable.” So are pajamas. So is nakedness. And the human body is a beautiful thing. But we don’t go around naked because we respect ourselves — we want to be seen as a person, not a body (like slave-girl Leia). We don’t go naked because we respect the other people who must see us, whether they would or not. These are not just my sons — they’re the fathers and brothers of your friends, the male students in your classes, the men of every variety who visit campus. I’m fretting both because of unsavory guys who are looking at you creepily and nice guys who are doing everything to avoid looking at you. For the Catholic mothers who want to find a blanket to lovingly cover your nakedness and protect you — and to find scarves to tie over the eyes of their sons to protect them from you!
Leggings are so naked, so form fitting, so exposing. Could you think of the mothers of sons the next time you go shopping and consider choosing jeans instead? Let Notre Dame girls be the first to turn their backs(ides) on leggings. You have every right to wear them. But you have every right to choose not to. Thanks for listening to the lecture. Catholic moms are good at those!
Two Jews – Jesus and Bernie:
Jesus – 2000 years ago: “The poor ye have with you always”
Bernie – Fox News Town Hall 4/15/19 – Elect me and my fellow Democratic Socialists and there will be no more poverty.
Lenin/Stalin – 1917: To the Russian people – Thanks for supporting us and our program of Democratic Socialism, it worked after we killed off over 100 million and turned the entire country into a poverty- stricken gulag. Before under the Czar we had 1% rich, now under communism, we still have 1% rich. Under the Czar we had a middle class, under communistic/socialism we have no middle class. Under the Czar we could worship God, under atheistic communism we can no longer worship God. Under the Czar the preachers were free, under communism the preachers are in prison.
America at the cross roads, which will they choose in the next election, Jesus or Barabbas?
Drumbeats Of Ezekiel 38 – Iran Dragging Middle East Into Dangerous Standoff
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Dangerous Rise of Anti-
Semitism all Over the
World, Including the
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Joel Osteen Celebrates
LGBTQ Pride at Lady
NEW YORK — Megachurch speaker and author Joel Osteen and his wife Victoria were among a number of celebrities, including drag queens, actors and music industry personalities, who attended the “SiriusXM and Pandora Present Lady Gaga at the Apollo” concert on Monday night in New York City. The two posed on the carpet for a photograph next to a SiriusXM/Pandora/Lady Gaga backdrop, which is posted online.
“Are you ready to [expletive] party tonight? Are we making history?” Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, asked the crowd as she opened the show, according to the New York Daily News.
The popular music streaming companies had announced last month that they would be presenting the “special performance” to “celebrate SiriusXM and Pandora coming together as one company.” They also noted that the concert “coincides with World Pride Month, which this year is being celebrated in New York City.”
This is not satire, this really happened. Joel Osteen, one of the modern-day princes of the Word of Faith prosperity gospel movement, was seen at Lady Gaga’s pride celebration at Apollo Theater on Monday night. The New York Daily News reports, Poehler wasn’t the only heavy hitter in the crowd. From Alaska Thunderf–k, a drag performer who won Season 2 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” to the controversial televangelist and anti-LGBTQ pastor Joel Osteen, the event drew an eclectic mix of fans, industry insiders and celebrities, from the movies (Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas), the music universe (Clive Davis, Adam Lambert), the fashion world (Alexander Wang), television (John Oliver, Camila Mendes) and the America’s gay Royal couple and Harlem residents Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka. Osteen’s presence was curious, because Gaga has championed LGBTQ causes. Lady Gaga is known for her risque performances and lack of modest attire. Being that Osteen is a charlatan who has been given over to the lusts of this world and bilks millions of people for every dime they have, it comes as no surprise that he and his wife, Victoria, would immerse themselves in the culture of demonic influence, sex, and greed. It was reported that Osteen was wearing a blue blazer while his wife was wearing a long, black dress.
Interestingly, Osteen asserted a few years ago that he believes that the Scriptures are clear that homosexuality is a sin. Yet, he has continuously softened his tone and downplayed the significance toward homosexuality since then. In an effort to remain culturally relevant and inclusive, Osteen generally avoids the topic altogether. Osteen’s ministry has produced a number of look-alike worldly money-hungry pastors, including his very own apprentice, John Gray, who was caught cheating on his wife and made amends to her by buying her a $200 thousand Lamborghini while living in a $1.8 million home paid for by his church.
(Publisher’s comments: We do not rejoice in exposing this tragic behavior of the Osteen’s on TOL. Even though we do not agree with Joel’s “Word of Faith” doctrine and his “healing in the atonement” position, which basically says that its possible to reverse the curse, we believe that he is a blessing to a great many people. As a representative of Christianity all over the globe, as Jacob said, concerning the activity of his wicked sons, he will make us all “to stink among the inhabitants of the land.” It will be so especially among the non-Christian religions, such as Islam. We must understand that we can’t win the world by acting like them. Paul said, 2Co 6:17 “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you…” When the Lord Jesus ate with sinners, there was no question in anyone’s mind that He was not endorsing their sin. We need to be aware that some of the leading media preachers and preacherettes are posturing themselves to keep their tax-exempt status over the LGBTQ issue that is heating up all over the nation. Joel now has the evidence of his tolerance toward this community. He is trying to have it both ways. Even if somehow the Osteen’s simply made a mistake, when Gaga cursed, they should have exited immediately. They should go back and reread Ps 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.)
The LGBT Equality Act passed the Democrat-dominated House of Representatives on Friday with a 236 to 173 vote.
As Christian Headlines previously reported, the ill-named Equality Act seeks to make “gender identity” a covered category under the Civil Rights Act, thereby overriding the protections based on biological sex. The act also moves to repeal the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 and would make abortion a federally protected civil right; require the funding of abortion through Medicaid, Medicare and other sources; and encroach on parental rights to their children’s healthcare among other things.
According to Fox News, the bill had nearly unanimous support among House Democrats and garnered the support of eight House Republicans.
Among the Republicans who voted for the legislation were Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Rep. John Katko (R-NY). Both Fitzpatrick and Katko are listed as sponsors of the act.
Roll Call reports that 23 members of the House, including three Democrats seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, abstained from voting on the legislation.
The act’s next step is the Republican-dominated Senate where it will need to reach 60-votes in order to avoid a filibuster, the Washington Blade reports.
Many are expecting the bill to fail in the Senate since Democrats will have to pick up 13 GOP votes – provided that all of the Senate Democrats are on board with the Equality Act – in order to reach 60 total votes.
If the Equality Act passes the Senate, President Trump – who has spoken out against the Equality Act – is expected to veto the legislation.
1. IT ENDANGERS THE CHURCH
Among the many things the Equality Act endangers, the church is one of them. If the Equality Act passes, Churches will no longer be able to hire someone based on their beliefs. What this means is that a church could not deny hiring someone because they are an Atheist or because they live a life contradictory to the church’s beliefs.
This also means that churches, like all other institutions, will not be allowed to segregate restrooms or locker rooms based on sex, a move that could increase the risk to young girls and women in public or shared restrooms in all venues.
According to Greg Baylor of Alliance Defending Freedom, the Equality Act is also set to repeal the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, a bill that was signed into law by Democratic President Bill Clinton. This means that people will no longer be able to use religious free exercise as a defense for their actions. For example, if a church declines to allow a gay couple from holding their wedding in their church because it goes against your religious beliefs, the church could be subjected to legal action. According to Focus on the Family, if the Equality Act passes, the same will be true for other organizations as well, including, adoption agencies, wedding venues, florists, bakers and photographers.
2. IT ENCOURAGES THE SUPPRESSION OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
According to The Hill, the Equality Act moves to elevate the protection of LGBT people over people of faith. If enacted, the Equality Act will prevent religious people from denying a service, employment, housing or public accommodations among other things, to LGBT persons, despite the fact that homosexuality contradicts their religious beliefs.
An example of this would be the well-known Masterpiece Cake Chop case. While Jack Phillips was deemed within his first amendment right of freedom of religion when he declined to make a wedding cake for an LGBT couple, the Equality Act would have deemed Phillips’ decision discriminatory.
Alliance Defending Freedom’s Sarah Kramer summed up the effects of the act on religious people by putting it simply. In a statement on the ADF website Kramer wrote, “Essentially, the Equality Act gives people of faith an ultimatum: Change your faith-based practices or face government punishment.”
She added, “This would prohibit employers, individuals who rent out apartments in their homes, preschools, and even religious schools and organizations from making choices based on basic biology, bodily privacy, and their beliefs about the nature of marriage.”
3. IT WILL OBLITERATE WOMEN’S RIGHTS
While the LGBT community might feel like there is something to celebrate with the Equality Act, feminists – both radical and liberal – are speaking out against the legislation. The Equality Act is seeking to make “gender identity” a covered category under the Civil Rights Act. By doing this, the protected category of “sex” is being eliminated. This means that all of the strides women have made in society to advance women’s rights and protections, are going out the window.
The bill seeks to amend dozens of sections in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to add “including sexual orientation and gender identity,” any place the category “sex” is protected.
Essentially what this means is that scholarships for women, grants for women, business loans for women and restrooms for women among other things, could legally be awarded to or used by men. Both conservative Christian organizations and liberal radical feminist organizations are banding together in protest of this change, some even arguing that if the Equality Act passes it will “erase women.”
Radical feminist group Women’s Liberation Front came out against the act on Twitter writing, “If the #EqualityAct succeeds in making “gender identity” a protected class under federal law, it will erase the protected category of “sex,” which for decades has been the foundation for securing the rights and opportunities of women and girls in the United States. #WomenStandUp”
4. IT WILL AFFECT YOUR KIDS
Not only will the Equality Act allow male students to enter female restrooms, but it will also hinder parents’ authority over their children.
According to the Heritage Foundation, the bill will politicize the medical industry creating conflicts with parents, doctors and the government.
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) said of the Equality Act that it is “the most invasive threat to a parent’s involvement in children’s medical decisions he’s seen.” The Heritage Foundation reports that the Equality Act will force doctors to ignore parents’ wishes and give kids – no matter the age – transgender operations and puberty blockers if the child asks for it. This means that even if a parent simply wants to allow their young child to be an adult before making the life-altering decision to transition from one gender to the other, but the child asks for the procedure, then doctors must comply to the child’s wishes.
Scalise explained this to CBN News saying, “The son can actually go to a doctor without the parents’ involvement at all, even if the parents object vocally. Under this bill, the doctor has to treat the boy to ultimately transfer over to be a female.”
“I’m not talking about 18, 19, 20-year-olds – I’m talking about 11 and 12-year-olds,” he added.
According to Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), cases like this are already happening in individual states. “In Ohio, there were parents who had their parental rights taken away from them because they refused to go along with giving hormone treatments to their teenage child,” Hartzler told CBN News.
Hartzler also warned that doctors who refuse to do transgender procedures on anyone – including kids – can face legal ramifications.
While the Equality Act has yet to pass into law, it has passed the House Judiciary Committee. The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the legislation on Friday.
In the south, it has been traditional for a young lady (debutante or “female beginner”) of high status to “come out” into adulthood. It’s a formal rite of passage into society of an educated, wealthy, sophisticated young lady now ready for the privileges and responsibilities of adulthood. It is a recognition of her availability of being a wife and mother—in that order. This coming out takes place at a ball and elegant dinner. During the evening, the debutante displays her ability to walk, sit, dance, and eat without tripping over her gown or dropping a croissant down the front of her dress.
Homosexuals also have a “coming out” but not as elaborate as the southern ladies. Most southerners pay little or no attention to the social elites’ fancy affairs since they are busy making a living. However, arrogant homosexuals seem to think that all of us want to know about when they “became aware of their sexuality” and feel a need to announce it to the world. As if we care.
Pete Buttigieg is mayor of South Bend, Indiana and is “married” to Chasten Glezman, a teacher at Montessori Academy near South Bend. Pete calls Chasten his “husband” but since that is asinine, aberrant, and not accurate, I will refer to him as his “lover.” I do that knowing I will be reminded that Time magazine gave him some credibility with a cover photo of Pete and his lover. However, Time’s rush to gush is typical of the leftist media who are willing to promote anything that is anti-biblical, anti-common sense, and anti-decency.
Glezman admitted that he and Pete met online, had their first date in South Bend in September of 2015, then he “moved to Indiana and started living with Buttigieg in 2016.” Obviously, they lived together before “marriage.”
In December of 2017, the “couple” announced their engagement and were “married” in June 2018 in the Cathedral of St. James (Episcopal) in South Bend. (That says much about everyone involved.) Following their ceremony, the couple stopped by for a short visit at a LGBTQ Pride Week block party; and then went to their wedding reception where they danced the night away with 200 guests.
Their ceremony was livestreamed on YouTube and featured a reading from Justice Anthony Kennedy’s majority opinion in the landmark 2015 same-sex “marriage” decision that made perversion legal if not moral.
I don’t hate Pete or his lover or any other homosexual, but I will not give them a pass when they or others suggest that “gayness” is not perversion, that it is normal, maybe even admirable. Nor is it bigotry to explain to uninformed readers what “gayness” is. However, with my demand to know the extent of Pete’s “gayness,” I will become the object of ridicule and rebuke, and rejection. Maybe, even more death threats. But if you love homosexuals more than you fear retaliation, you tell them the truth.
And this article will be rejected by some of the sites that normally publish my articles—for telling the truth! No doubt, I will be held in more disdain for revealing the disgusting things that homosexuals do than the homosexuals who do those disgusting things! You can expect the homosexual crowd to have a hissy fit because of this article. That is as predictable as tomorrow’s sunrise.
To emphasize my point: Pete and his lover chose to make their perversion a very public matter. They really worked at it. Pete said, “I’m gay as a—I don’t know, think of something really gay—that’s how gay I am.” Remember, Pete brought this up so I, as a voter, have a right to know just how “gay” Pete is. After all, he wants to be President of the United States and I want to know where he stands on important issues.
Since studies show that about half of homosexuals were seduced into perversion by age 14, I wonder if Pete would totally renounce and repudiate such a revolting practice. Just a simple disavowal with appropriate disgust thrown in will suffice.
All homosexuals are aware that their lifespan is about 20 years less than for normal people so voters should know that a homosexual president may not live to finish his term. Moreover, 70% of homosexuals admit to having at least one STD plus they are infected with other contagious diseases such as tuberculosis, pneumonia, etc. About 20% of homosexual men are infected with HIV and about half of them do not know it. Don’t voters have a right, even an obligation, to know a candidate’s health status since the candidate’s health is always an issue? Is a homosexual candidate an exception? If so, why?
Will he release his complete medical records?
Since homosexuals do many dangerous things it seems wise, considerate, thoughtful, and loving to suggest they cease such dangerous activities. After all, we strongly suggest that one should not smoke, eat much red meat, not drink, and not gain weight since those are deadly activities. Why is it unreasonable, unkind, or untoward to demand the same of homosexual candidates?
Pete admits to using marijuana while at Harvard and wants to make smoking weed legal, but does he still use marijuana, use tobacco, drink hard liquor, overeat, lose sleep, and refuse to exercise?
Homosexuals are notoriously promiscuous as reported in a six-month study of daily sexual diaries by Corey and Holmes in the New England Journal of Medicine. In that study, homosexuals “averaged 110 sex partners and 68 rectal encounters a year.” It is known that even the most devoted and long-lasting homosexual relationships are usually not monogamous. Each partner normally reserves a night out each week to “play the field.” Will Pete admit that that is too “gay”?
Studies show that almost all homosexuals practice oral sex and about half ingest semen which is as dangerous as ingesting raw blood exposing them to hepatitis A and B, gonorrhea, and HIV. Moreover, about 90% of homosexuals practice rectal sex and two-thirds do so on a regular basis. Furthermore, 17% of homosexuals admit to rubbing or ingesting the feces of homosexual partners. Will Pete admit that too is too “gay”?
About 23% of “gays” (according to the largest study ever conducted) participate in golden showers where they urinate on each other, splash each other with urine or drink urine. Now, it is a person’s own business if he has a taste for urine, but we have a right to know what Pete thinks about that. Is he “that gay”?
Will Pete repudiate the 41% of “gays” who practice fisting where one rams his fist into the rectum of his partner? Or, at times, they use carrots, bottles, flashlights, (even gerbils!) or other objects often requiring a trip to the hospital for removal. Surely, Pete will repudiate that.
Will Pete repudiate the 90% of “gays” who practice rimming which is so disgusting that I won’t continue to explain it? In doing research for my book, AIDS: Silent Killer!, the owner of a chain of homosexual bathhouses told me that often the same man is “rimmed” 20 times in a single night. Will Pete repudiate such a disgusting practice?
Surely, Pete will repudiate the 37% of homosexuals who practice sadomasochism, the 90% of homosexuals who use illegal drugs, and the 66% who admit to restroom sex.
Franklin Graham was right when he said about Pete, being gay is “something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised or politicized.” In declaring that fact, Graham was showing love and concern for the mayor because God judges sin—all sin even the sin that shouldn’t even be named. Perversion results in judgment with horrible, eternal results.
If you haven’t noticed, they are no longer “gay” in Sodom.
(Publisher’s comments: Any decent and God fearing person should be embarrassed to read such that we have published on TOL today, however the reason the sodomites are becoming accepted in polite society is because people do not really have a clue what they do and what they are recruiting our children to do, and be assured they have never ceased their goal to turn the entire world into a “queer” society. The Zero Population growth crowd is also using them to advance their political agenda.)