Wednesday, April 29, 2009

URGENT! PLEASE READ! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!

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This morning, my dad sent me an e-mail containing the following. We live in urgent times and this is a VERY urgent subject. I beg you to read this AND TAKE ACTION!!!

Dear friends who live in the United States,

(Please feel free to circulate this correspondence widely and rapidly)

This is a matter of great urgency. Please take a moment to contact your representative in the U.S. House of Representatives and express your opposition to the homosexual “hate crimes” bill (H.R. 1913) that will likely be voted on sometime tomorrow (Wednesday). Call 202-225-3121 or 202-224-3121 or contact your representatives through www.congress.org.

Support for a “hate” bill that enshrines “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” into federal law (note that it is not yet so enshrined) does not mean merely that you oppose hateful, violent acts against persons who self-identify as homosexuals, transsexuals, and cross-dressers. Laws are already in place protecting persons who identify as homosexual or transgendered. They are the same laws that protect all of us from violent physical or verbal attacks.

Support for such a bill means, in effect, that you are in favor of the federal government taking an official, legal stance that opposition to homosexual practice and transgenderism of any sort is hatred and bigotry akin to virulent racism and liable to state prosecution. Any statement against such homosexual practice or transgenderism could be prosecuted as an “incitement” or “inducement” of others to violence, no matter how loving and rational that expression of opposition may be.

A “sexual orientation hate” crime bill does virtually all its damage in establishing “sexual orientation” as a category of being that is worth the federal government’s vigorous special protection. A person who has a problem with the behavior arising from homosexual “orientation” will be legally established as a “bigot,” even if he or she does not commit a violent crime. That status becomes codified in law. Your opposition to homosexual practice, no matter how loving and rational, puts you in the category of a virulent racist who regards African Americans as morally inferior beings.

In establishing an official “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” protection category, “sexual orientation” hate laws make inevitable, so-called “employment nondiscrimination acts” for “sexual orientation” that turn out to be “employment discrimination acts” against people in the workplace who do not want to support a homosexualist agenda. Together they make inevitable the passage of legislation that mandates acceptance of “gay marriage.” It is not possible to be for a “sexual orientation thought-crime” bill and not also be for the enforcement of “gay marriage” because the former leads inevitably to the latter. That is how the courts in Massachusetts and, recently Iowa, operated. They moved from “sexual orientation” laws in “hate crime” and “employment” to treating as intrinsically discriminatory any opposition to “gay marriage.”

Look at how far things have already gone in Canada. Among those recently fined thousands of dollars are: Father Alphonse de Valk and Catholic Insight Magazine for speaking against homosexual behavior; Bill Whatcott, a Catholic activist, for producing pamphlets that called homosexual practice immoral (Whatcott was also “banned for life” from criticizing homosexuality); Stephen Boisson, a pastor, for a letter to a newspaper denouncing homosexual practice as immoral (also ordered to desist from expressing his views on homosexual practice in any public forum).

Can’t happen in the United States? Even though some high court justices have already made appeals to precedents in foreign law to support the homosexualist agenda here? Tell that to the freelance female photographer who on the grounds that it violated her Christian belief declined to photograph a lesbian wedding and, as a result, was ordered by the New Mexico Human Rights Commission to pay over $6000 to the lesbian couple.

This past year an African-American woman Crystal Dixon was removed from her position as associate vice president for human resources at the University of Toledo simply because she wrote an editorial in a newspaper saying that homosexual behavior should not be compared to being black.

Rolf Szabo, Richard Peterson, Kenneth Gee, Annie Coffey-Montes, and Albert Buonanno were all fired from their corporate or government jobs in the United States for not wanting to “celebrate” at their work station “sexual orientation” diversity.

A Christian ministry in New Jersey has been subject to state investigation for refusing to allow a lesbian civil union ceremony to be conducted on its property.

In California affirmation of homosexual practice is now mandatory for public schools from the earliest grades on up; teachers who refuse to go along are subject to termination.

Need more examples of this juggernaut of intolerance? Go to my online postings at http://www.robgagnon.net/AlleghenyCountyHomosexualBill.htm or http://www.robgagnon.net/ObamaWarOnChristians.htm.

I commend to you also an analysis by law professor Shawn Akers posted at http://americansfortruth.com/news/analysis-of-2009-hate-crimes-bill-hr-1913.html. As Akers notes,

“This bill will certainly be construed in light of existing federal law including specifically United States Code Title 18, Section 2, that says that : “Whoever commits an offense against the United States or aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces or procures its commission, is punishable as a principal.” (emphasis added). This is the feared immediate nexus between the speech of a pastor or radio commentator and the actions of a deranged parishioner or listener. Proponents of the bill argue that it clearly, under its own language, applies only to acts of violence. This argument is misleading and na├»ve in that it implies that criminal liability would be available only for the person physically committing the violent act, while ignoring completely the likelihood that courts, especially ideologically driven, activist courts, will impose criminal liability on those deemed complicit in the violent act whether or not they physically contributed to the act….

“In other words, because penalties already exist for those who commit criminal acts, HR 1913 serves only to punish individuals for the beliefs, opinions, or convictions held at the time an act is committed. As such, HR 1913 does not punish criminal intent, but criminalizes thought….

“Tellingly, in the April 23, 2009 Judiciary Committee hearings on HR 1913, Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) said unequivocally that “We need to protect victims against hateful words, hateful acts and even violent acts.”

Please contact your representative in Congress now.

Thank you,

Robert A. J. Gagnon, Ph.D.

Author of : The Bible and Homosexual Practice : Texts and Hermeneutics (Abingdon Press).



This is the day in which we live. This is the time in which we live. As the days and months move on, it will become more and more difficult to be a Christian. This is where the rubber meets the road in Christianity. This is where we take our stand. This is where the battle is. Please, PLEASE send this on to EVERYONE you know. It is going to be voted on sometime today. AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SEND THIS ON! POST IT ON YOUR BLOG! DO ANYTHING! Just get it out there and get it circulating as soon as you can. We have called our representative and she is voting against it, thank the LORD!!! Please please please get this around to anyone you know. If this is passed, many other things MUCH WORSE than this are BOUND to come. These people will protect sexual perverts, but they won't protect THE UNBORN! This, my friends, is a judgment from God, and He has cursed this nation. Look at History: what does this sound like? Sodom and Gomorrah, perhaps? Let your parents know and call your representative NOW! It WILL be passed sometime this day. Things like this are a progression: first it was black rites, then women's rites, animal rites, children's rites...and now sodomite's rites. But, wait, where are the unborn's rites? What about the Christian's rites???
TAKE ACTION NOW! THIS IS A HUGE DEAL....TAKE ACTION! STAND YOUR GROUND! THIS IS THE TIME TO STAND AND FIGHT! GOD BE WITH YOU IN THIS WAR!!!!!!!


In Christ ALONE,
~Miss Rose

15 comments:

bookflutterby said...

Good for you for posting this! I live in Canada and I know exactly what this post is talking about. Churches are shutting their doors to heterosexual couples who want to get married, because if we allow those couples, we have to also allow homosexual/lesbian couples, if not, the church could get sued or whatever else could happen. I will be praying for the US!
Courtney

Sarah Grace said...

Good post!

J.J. Biddinger said...

I have emailed my congressman about it. I deeply pray God does not allow this to pass, it would be terrible for America.

Thanks for alerting me,
J.J.

~Miss Rose~ said...

Courtney~
Good for them! Even though they may undergo persecution...it's for the RIGHT CAUSE! I applaud those who appose this act.

Sarah~
Thanks!

J.J.-
You're welcome. We were blessed that our representative is apposing it.

In Christ,
~Miss Rose

halestone said...

so wait....your AGAINST gay marraige?
tell me...what is SO wrong with being different?

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is a wakeup call for me! I had no clue all of this was going on. My parents have been very protective about what we hear about, but they did make me aware of this earlier last year. It was very good of you to post this! Thank you so much. Our nation is in need of our prayers.

In Him who Saves,

Hannah Ashley
Birmingham, Alabama

Sydney said...

This is very sad. We have known about this for a while -and other things, but when we tell people, they usually do not believe us. God is judging our country. If times don't get difficult, then our country will probably never repent.

Calico Zak said...

A few of my friends where talking about that today and the other day I heard on the radio that there was a man directing a protest against sodomites and abortion when a radical Homo sexual supporter came up and hit him across the back (probably with an iron bar) and got away with it without having to go to jail or anything if it had been the other way around the man directing the protest would still be in jail (this being some years ago)
PS the man who got hit stills suffers from it today!!

In Christ
~C.Z.

~Miss Rose~ said...

Halestone~
This is not about "being different", this is about breaking the law of God which applies to ALL people. Here are a few examples of what the Lord has to say about sexual perversion:
1st Kings 22:46:
"The remnant of the sodomites who remained in the days of his father Asa, he expelled from the land."
Jude 1:7:
"just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in GROSS IMMORALITY and went after STRANGE flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the PUNISHMENT of ETERNAL FIRE."
(emphasis added)
Leviticus 18:22:
"You shall NOT lie with a male as with a female; it is an ABOMINATION."
(emphasis added)
Leviticus 20:13:
"If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a DETESTABLE act; they shall surely be put to DEATH. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them."
(emphasis added)
Deuteronomy 23:17:
"None of the daughters of Israel shall be a cult prostitute, nor shall any of the sons of Israel be sodomites."
1st Kings 14:24:
"There were also sodomites in the land. They did according to all the ABOMINATIONS of the nations which the LORD CAST OUT from among the sons of Israel."
(emphasis added)
1st Corinthians 6:9:
"Or do you not know that the unrighteous will NOT inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor SODOMITES...(v10)...will inherit the kingdom of God."
(emphasis added)
Romans 1:24-32:
"Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to IMPURITY, so that their bodies would be DISHONORED among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them over to DEGRADING passions; for their women exchanged the NATURAL function for that which is UNNATURAL, and in the same way also the men abandoned the NATURAL function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing ABOMINABLE acts and receiving in their own persons the due PENALTY of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a DEPRAVED mind, to do those things which are NOT proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they KNOW the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things ARE WORTHY OF DEATH, they not only do the same, BUT ALSO GIVE HEARTY APPROVAL TO THOSE WHO PRACTICE THEM."
(emphasis added)
Hebrews 13:4:
"Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be UNDEFILED; for FORNICATORS and adulterers GOD WILL JUDGE."
(emphasis added)
Proverbs 5:10-12:
"...and strangers will be filled with your strength and your hard-earned goods will go to the house of an alien; and you groan at your final end, when your flesh and your body are consumed; and you say, "HOW I HAVE HATED INSTRUCTION! AND MY HEART SPURNED REPROOF!"
..."He who has an ear, let him hear"...(Revelation 2:29.

No, I'm not against "gay" marriage, because gay means "happy" "cheerful" and "pleasant" as defined in Webster's 1828 Dictionary. My parents are VERY happy in their marriage, and if the Lord wills, I will be too. No, I'm not against gay marriage...but I AM against sexual perversion and immorality.

Please feel free to look the above verses up in your own Bible, and feel free to e-mail me if you wish to discuss this further.

God bless.

In Christ,
~Miss Rose

~Miss Rose~ said...

Hannah Ashely~
Thanks for stopping by! It's always nice to get new visitors. :) I'm glad that I could be of some help, and I hope the Lord will bless you!
Thanks!

Sydney~
I totally agree with you. I do think that hard times are coming, and we should do our best to prepare for them, and stand firm in the Lord!

Calico Zak-
It's amazing, isn't it? I mean, everything in the world has "rites" except for Christians and those standing for the REAL truth.
Thanks for reading.

In Christ,
~Miss Rose

Susanna said...

Dear Rose,
Thank you for taking the trouble to copy all the verses down about immorality. It was a blessing to read again where the Lord so clearly tells us what is wrong. Thank you. : ) I'll try to email you soon. Hope you are having a great week!

J.R. Parker said...

It's scary how fast things are moving in the world today. Even proponents of Gay marriage should fight against this, since it is a direct violation to our freedom of speech and would have more terrible consequences later.

~Miss Rose~ said...

Susanna~
Thank you. I was hoping that someone would read it. :) That's okay if you can't get around to e-mailing me; I perfectly understand. :)

J.R. Parker-
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I very much agree with you; already, they (congress) are planning to monitor radio talk shows in the matter of 90 days...our freedom of speech has come to an end.

In Christ,
~Miss Rose

Bekah said...

Wow...I had no idea this was going on! This is... *splutter madly*
Oh man. This is bad.
I can't do much else then pray.
So pray I shall.
Thank you, Rose, for a wonderful blog.

Bekah

PS thanks so much for all the verses reminding me of the evil of homosexuality! It has always intensly sickened me, and I knew it was wrong, but if anyone asks me exactly why I don't like it, I shall have these verses to back me up.

Rachel M. said...

That is just so sad that people would think that homosexuality is fine.

Thank you for letting me know!