A bill that would provide federal money to train law enforcement officers to identify and criminally prosecute speech and thought offensive to homosexuals has been introduced into the U.S. Senate, matching a House-approved bill that critics fear will be used to crack down on biblical teachings.
The proposal, from Democratic Sens. Edward Kennedy and Patrick Leahy, aligns with H.R. 1913, which was approved in the U.S. House yesterday.
It denies protections to classes of citizens such as pastors, Christians, missionaries, veterans and the elderly that would be granted to homosexuals and those with gender issues....
Interesting, John, you belong to the same Romish Church as these two Senators do. [URL=http://www.johnankerberg.org/Articles/_PDFArchives/social-issues/SI2W1004.pdf]]]The Freedoms that Christians Might Lose...[/URL]. You belong to very morally schizophrenic church. This is a reason why, [URL=http://www.johnankerberg.org/Articles/roman-catholicism/RC1105W3.htm]]]Should Roman Catholicism really be classified as a Christian religion? -- No.[/URL].
Alan H. said "Talk about hate crimes! Oh! They can say whatever they want about "someone like her" and it's not "a hate crime." What utter nonsense! To speak out against sin is always lawful, by God's own declaration, whether earthly legislators or judges approve or not."
Good post Bro. Nothing she said was hateful. Nothing she said was derogatory to anyone! She merely stated what she believed. Makes you wonder why they ask questions at those pageants if they expect a canned politically correct answer. She has certainly been berated for her beliefs.
I was listening to a conservative radio station playing clips of people criticizing Carrie Prejean, Miss California, for what I thought was a "very mild" comment about gay marriage:
"We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage," Prejean said. "And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised."
Implying that they had that right to do as they wanted, she claimed the right to believe & do otherwise. In spite of her very cautious statement the reaction was hateful. I could not believe some of the extremely ungodly things which they said about her.
Talk about hate crimes! Oh! They can say whatever they want about "someone like her" and it's not "a hate crime." What utter nonsense! To speak out against sin is always lawful, by God's own declaration, whether earthly legislators or judges approve or not.
"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather â€”reprove themâ€”. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for â€”whatsoever doth make manifest is lightâ€”." Eph 5:11-13