Since Jesus had no human biological father, and since God, his heavenly Father, lacks a body, then Jesus was a man who likely had no Y chromosome. Would this not make Jesus more like a transgender person than a cis-gender one?
Hunter Baker is a university professor running a longshot campaign for the open congressional seat in the 8th District of Tennessee. He is very clear-eyed about his challenges. In explaining why he chose to run, a lot of it has to do with the gay left’s bullying, anti-American behavior. He cites the hate campaigns against Brendan Eich, Atlanta Fie Chief Kelvin Cochran, Christian florists and bakers, and the left’s all-out-war on Religious Freedom in general as his motivation.
When Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-A affirmed traditional marriage, a media storm followed. Mayors of Boston and Chicago said the company shouldn’t be allowed to do business in their cities. But instead of leaving Chick-fil-A vulnerable, millions of people rallied to its support. A huge show of solidarity and the company’s simple dignity changed the story.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker tried to silence pastors in the city by issuing subpoenas demanding they turn over their sermons so they could be examined for any mention of a controversial local equal rights ordinance. The response was overwhelming against such a move. Parker backed down.
These two examples show we can stand up to those who demand conformity to the corporate/DC/Hollywood party line. We deserve to have rights of faith and conscience protected. But every time a Republican office holder runs scared, the task becomes that much harder. We need people in office who are able to offer a simple, reasoned defense of religious liberty.
I wish him well. Without him and people like him, the future is going to look like a pair of Birkenstocks tramping on a human face forever.
What I’d like to say is, just relax. If you don’t like what somebody’s doing, pray for them, and if you feel as though somebody is doing something wrong against you, can you just for a second get over it? You know?
What he is telling people of conscience to do is surrender to the social left.
The “Culture War” … properly understood.. is a defensive, rear guard action by people of Christian faith and conscience against the social left’s use of academia, media, and state power to attack and destroy their values. The Left has always been the aggressor in the culture war.
The Left is never going to stand down. The left is never going to “get over it.” Unless people stand up for themselves, the Left will fulfill its agenda. And it’s not about gay marriage or tranny bathroom rights. It is ultimately about destroying the family unit and destroying Western values as the basis of society.
“The nuclear family must be destroyed , and people must find better ways of living together. … Whatever it’s ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process. … “Families have supported oppression by separating people into small, isolated units, unable to join together to fight for common interests. …” – Functions of the Family, Linda Gordon, WOMEN: A Journal of Liberation, Fall, 1969.
There will be no Nativity Scene at the Florida State Capitol. There will, however, be a rainbow Pride Festivus poll celebrating a made-up religion from twenty-year-old sitcom.
Some of us were discussing starting a new religion; a religion centered around the sacredness of beer, consuming alcohol, eating pork products, and ogling scantily clad women. How do you think the “Tolerant” left would react to seeing some religion other than Christianity tweaked and ridiculed?
I wanna call it the Religion of P.E.A.C.E. Pork Enjoyment and Alcohol Consumption Everywhere.
A pair of radicalized Mohammedans murdered 14 disarmed people in a gun-free zone yesterday. So, naturally, the Obamacrats are demanding more disarmed citizens, more Gun-Free zones, and more Mohammedan immigration from radicalized parts of the world.
When the only tool you know is a hammer, et cetera…
The left also took the opportunity to vent their anti-Christian bile by engaging in a coordinated campaign of prayer-shaming.
This woman is being praised by the left as a secular folk hero for bravely standing up for her right to wear a spaghetti strainer on her head for her drivers license photo.
I think she’s a couple tacos short of a combo meal.
I got $50 that says she believes in Anthropogenic Global Warming.
If you must do something with your Facebook profile pic to show solidarity with France, may I suggest that instead of some lame French Flag or naive Eiffel Tower peace symbol, maybe you should consider this guy.
FWIW, my guess is that the number of Christians offended by Starbucks cups is far, far smaller than the number of leftists who were outraged because a fictional character raped another fictional character on a TV show whose trademark is sex and violence. In fact, it looks like a single attention whore is behind whatever controversy there may be.
This story is very little more than hype, driven by the secular media and left-wing websites like Buzzfeed so they can say, “Oh, look how crazy and thin-skinned Christians are.” It also helps trivialize legitimate assaults on religious freedom.
Also, Starbucks coffee is mediocre and overpriced. And the cups look like the Solo cups they play beer pong with at frat parties.
I saw a headline on a morning newspaper (Dayton Daily News, FWIW), Motive Still Unclear in Oregon Shooting. I knew immediately that the motive was absolutely clear but inconvenient to the leftist narrative.
Anastasia Boylan was in a classroom on her fourth day studying at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg when Chris Harper-Mercer entered and shot her professor dead point-blank.
She told her family that he told his victims to stand up and declare their religion, before telling them: ‘Good, because you’re a Christian, you’re going to see God in just about one second.’
This idea that everybody on the left is plotting against Christianity and wants to wipe out religion is offensive… to me! Because I’m the only media figure on a show week in and week out that says that! And I’ll be damned if the credit’s going to go to the entire left when I’m doing all the heavy lifting!
Read the comments in the piece to get an idea of how pervasive the hatred of Christians is on the left.
The POTUS would like to see all of America turned into a “Gun Free Zone,” or at least enact the same “Common Sense Gun Laws” that have made Chicago an island of peace and tranquility.
I only hope whoever did this got the right pictures, because I would hate it if the point were lost.
Communications obtained through a public records request show employees of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries—which pursued the case against the Kleins—participating in phone calls, texting, and attending meetings with Basic Rights Oregon, the largest LGBT advocacy group in the state.
Gee, it seems like there’s a word for when the state colludes with a group of people to deprive another group of their rights and property. I can’t think of it right now, but I know that word exists.
But, good news, the SCOTUS has ruled that there is one religion whose members do not have to give up their rights when they engage in commerce. Three guesses which religion that is.
Bales Memorial Wesleyan Church in Jamestown was spray painted, had flowers torn up, parking signs were ripped up and windows were broken.
The church sign was also broken and letters removed and the front entrance to the church was egged and sprayed with silly string.
One spray-painted message on the church door reads, “God loves (expletive)!!! He hates you!” Another said “Gay’s ok!”
There has been a steady torrent of hate directed at Christians from the gay left for some time.
As with all “hate” crimes, one always has to hold out the possibility that this will turn out to be a false flag… as so many “hate crimes” turn out to be.
The #WeddingCakeFascists were stunned when they tried to destroy Memories Pizza for failing to bow down to the Gay Agenda. Instead, supporters of religious freedom and the general concept of Liberty raised some $850,000 through GoFundMe for the owners of Memories Pizza. Another GoFundMe campaign aimed at helping an old lady in Washington – who was also targeted by the #WeddingCakeFascists – raised over $160,000.
Stunned and humiliated, the #WeddingCakeFascists started their own GoFundMe account, hoping to raise $1,000,000 to promote tolerance or some such thing.
As of now, they’re about $999,000 short.
Now, if they had been allowed to pledge other people’s money they probably would have made it. Other people’s money is the only thing Progressives are generous with. Well, that and pious sanctimony.
Some people scoffed at Ben Shapiro when he said that gay activists would be targeting religious schools next. That was less than a week ago.
It didn’t take long.
Students and alumni of a Catholic high school in Iowa held a rally on Wednesday afternoon to protest a decision by school officials not to hire a gay teacher.
The rally at Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines involved a walkout and a demonstration at which a handful of students and alumni spoke, reports The Des Moines Register.
There’s a simple solution to this. The gay dude, if he’s a good teacher, can find work someplace where his lifestyle isn’t an issue. And the school can hire someone who maybe isn’t as good a teacher, but who lives within the strictures of Catholic teaching. And everybody else minds their own damn business.
But that would deny a lot of LGBT’s and their progressive allies the opportunity to sanctimoniously posture, and to force their morals and values on people who don’t agree with them.
Yes, I’m so old that I can remember when all right-thinking people deplored Scalia’s Smith opinion and saw RFRA as a moral duty. But that was when cute, peyote-using Native Americans might benefit; now that it’s those beastly, mouth-breathing Christians in flyover country who might benefit, religious exemptions are obviously horrible.
As hard as it may be for members of the Hate Group that is the progressive gay left to accept, it is possible to accommodate both the desire for people of religious conviction not to be forced to act against their beliefs, and for gays to be able to get married in the eyes of the State.
As a pluralistic society, we ought to respect others’ religious beliefs, and do what we can to make space for them to practice their values so long as it does not interfere with basic political requirements. America has a long and proud tradition of making such accommodations—Catholic churches were exempt from prohibition so they could serve wine as a part of the Eucharist, Quakers and other pacifist groups have historically been exempt from being drafted into the military in combat positions, and in the 1990s we further strengthened laws protecting peyote use by Native American religions in their ceremonies.
The reason this debate has boiled over is because gays are insisting that conscientious objectors to gay marriage must be compelled by the State under threat of imprisonment or financial ruin to participate in gay weddings. It’s not enough to have a piece of paper from the State that somehow is necessary to legitimize their relationships, they also have to force the defeated to acknowledge their power. (The Gul Dukat Definition of True Victory.)
It would be advantageous for gays to show more tolerance.
Pushing for gay rights will be easier if religious objectors can be secure in the knowledge that the state will not be used to compel them to violate their religious beliefs. This does not mean gay persons should be discriminated against, but it does mean we should provide the space for people to not participate in religiously objectionable acts. As a tolerant and pluralistic society, it is incumbent upon us to provide this option, even if we strongly disagree with the moral stance of religious objectors.
If people would just accept and tolerate the fact that other people will make different choices and have different opinions, we could do away with this tyrannical notion that the state should referee every dispute, every difference of opinion.
But such a situation would be intolerable to the Gay Left, which wants not merely to take their victory, but to shove it in the faces of the defeated. Over, and over, and over again.
One thing struck me during the
shrill hysterical two-minutes hate debate over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law, the Big Corporations (Apple, General Electric, WalMart [No kidding, the left was cheering for WalMart!”) were siding with the left, and the left was saying “You people should be on the side of Big Corporations because they are looking out for your best interests.”
Big corporations like Walmart, Apple, Salesforce.com and General Electric and their executives have done the right thing by calling on officials in Indiana and Arkansas to reject “religious freedom” laws designed to give businesses and religious groups legal cover should they deny service to gay couples.
And then there are the “living wage” laws so beloved by the left that also happen to be supported by Big Corporations like WalMart
because they know it will drive mom and pop stores out of business; and that is exactly what is happening, and the left is okay with that.
Also, Big Corporations are siding with the left in their efforts to replace American workers with cheap foreign laborers who will vote overwhelmingly in favor of the social democrats.
Suddenly, the left is in bed with the huge corporations they claim to despise; and big business is throwing big squeezy bear hugs around the leftists who want to confiscate their profits and effect de facto nationalization of industry through regulation. Meanwhile, it’s the Conservative Right who are increasingly critical of corporatism and the power big business wields over Government.
When I look at how big business is lining up with the progressive left to create an electorate that will elect more socialists to power, I can’t help thinking about Khrushchev’s quote about the capitalist selling you the rope you will use to hang him with.’
Over at Breitbart, Ben Shapiro looks at how the gay left is taking rights away from private businesses and speculates where this war is headed. The gay left promised that gay marriage would not affect anyone beyond same-sex couples wanting to get married. As the experiences of Memories Pizza and Barronelle Stutzman show, this was a lie. The gay left is not content with having won state recognition of same-sex marriage, and thinks that they must force Christians (but not Muslims) who oppose same-sex marriage to bow down before them. Shapiro sees that following as the gay left’s next targets:
- Churches: The gay left has already begun a push to have churches tax-exempt status revoked if they refuse to perform same-sex marriages.
- Religious Universities: Universities that do not support same-sex marriage will be denied tax-exempt status and will have their accreditation revoked.
- Religious Schools: Already in California, private schools are required to teach a pro-gay curriculum. Those that don’t will be shut down by the State.
The gay left simply cannot tolerate a difference of opinion. You will celebrate gay marriage, or you will be punished.
I have seen this image crop up on Facebook. Yes, indeed, they are coming for the churches.