October 31st, 2012 / Categories: Christianity /
Another example of persecution here in America. It is not coming to America..it is already here.
The American Freedom Law Center today said it has asked the high court to review a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that Michigan pastors who preached the biblical condemnation of homosexual behavior were not protected by the First Amendment right to freedom of speech.“There is no doubt that this federal criminal statute violates the First Amendment on its face,” said Robert Muise of AFLC. “Thus, the act chills the exercise of free speech, specifically the free speech of our clients, who speak out against homosexuality. This chilling effect is sufficient to confer standing to challenge the act as a matter of law.”David Yerushalmi, co-founder and senior counsel of AFLC, said “criminalizing religious opposition to homosexuality while elevating those who engage in homosexual acts to a protected class under federal law is a clear violation of the Constitution and a frightening abuse of federal power.”
Take a close look at the below excerpt. Anyone who thinks Romney is anything different than Obama is in for a rude surprise after this election.
Romney is NOT pro-life – he’s fine with government-mandated funding of abortion as required by Obamacare. But wait. I thought conservatives thought this issue was of the utmost importance? I guess when weighing the lesser of two evils, less consideration is given to this issue.Romney is NOT pro-2nd Amendment – his record on this is long and abysmal in Massachusetts. But wait. I thought conservatives held gun rights near and dear. I guess when weighing the lesser of two evils, less consideration is given to this issue too.Romney will NOT repeal Obamacare. He’s even publicly stated that he acknowledges Obamacare was built on the foundation of Romneycare – and he has unequivocally stated that he is ‘proud’ of Romneycare this despite its terrible reputation and citizen dissatisfaction in Mass.. But wait. I thought that conservatives believed that this issue was so important, they literally took a movement the Tea Party, which was originally about economics and bailouts, and turned it into an anti-Obamacare movement? I guess when weighing the lesser of two evils, all this effort can be entirely overlooked.Romney has stated publicly that he supports The Patriot Act, NDAA and CISPA. Granted, conservatives were slow to wake up to these issues in the first place; so this isn’t ‘traditionally’ something that self-styled Republicans have cared about in the past. These are traditionally issues of civil rights infringements, long a focus of liberals and the Democrats. However, since Obama has been in office, conservatives and some Republicans have taken up this fight. In reality, this should be a fight for ALL of us. These are issues of basic human freedoms. The fact that Republicans have ignored the creeping Big Brother statism is just as egregious as the Democrats forgetting about it just because ‘their man’ is in office.Romney has no intention to disentagle us from foreign wars. He’s stated that he would actually be more aggressive in this regard. I won’t rehash this because recently FedUpUSA featured two articles about our folly in the Middle East and how the policies of government are getting our own troops killed. Suffice it to say, Romney states that it will be business as usual in this department. Obama on the other hand, ran on ‘hope and change’ and part of that change was supposed to be, as many liberals and Democrats were demanding, getting the hell out of the Middle East. What he’s done instead has been the complete opposite, and in fact, he’s made at least one unilateral, Executive act of aggression on a foreign power, which entirely bypassed congress. Weren’t liberals foaming at the mouth about George W. Bush doing just this same thing? The Democrats have been deafeningly silent. Democrats are apparently only anti-war when their guy isn’t in office.So, let’s summarize: What we have in Romney is a white Obama, who has built a false belief around himself that he is a pro-business capitalist, despite the fact that he made the majority of his wealth based upon government picking his sector as a ‘winner,’ resulting in it being the recipient of extreme preferential treatment. So, what he IS, is an adept cronyist, not a capitalist. With help from the Republican Party and a desperate ’conservative’ American public, despite the above-listed facts, Republicans and conservatives have now convinced themselves that Mitt Romney is somehow going to represent conservative principles and is somehow going to be better than Obama. Uh, okay.
The below isn’t bold it’s nearly stupid. If you are using a gov’t mechanism to get around your entity having to pay taxes you shouldn’t be surprised when said gov’t pulls on your chain..because you’re wearing one! If you don’t want the gov’t “interfering” then give up the npo and you can freely talk about anything you want.
Some pastors have been brave enough to rise up and do exactly that. This weekend is “Pulpit Freedom Sunday” in churches across the country. Pastors in pulpits across the country will not only endorse candidates from the pulpit, but will also send the tapes of the services directly to the IRS. Now that’s bold!