Saturday, April 28, 2012
Here are two stories from the Leftist, anti Christian government currently in power; one local and one directly from Obama.
The Hutchinson City Council (
) has proposed an ordinance to force churches
renting space to secular groups to also rent to homosexual groups, or LGBT
groups. They could not discriminate “against a gay couple who want to rent the
building for a party.” Kansas
Meryl Dye, spokesperson for the Human Relations Commission: “They would not be able to discriminate against gay and lesbian or transgender individuals.” “That type of protection parallels to what you find in race discrimination. If a church provides lodging or rents a facility they could not discriminate based on race. It’s along that kind of thinking.”
Our own church, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of
took five years to get all the secular challenges taken care of to get Miracle
League on our campus. Miracle League is an organization for disabled kids to
play baseball. There was an attempt to get us re-zoned as secular institution
because Miracle League is, plus we have many groups providing alcohol,
marriage, divorce support that are secular. We would have to then pay taxes,
which most likely would end our 60+ year old church. Las Vegas
Non-compliance would be investigations and fines. Churches are not rich, are voluntarily supported by donations and run by volunteers. The Left is forever campaigning for taxation of churches because they know it would cripple most and close down many. As oft repeated on this blog, the Left needs to shut down religion because they need to create a vacuum to replace it with their religion of the State and eliminate opposition. Nazis do, communists do it, fascists do it, and socialists do it. All Leftist movements. Full article here.
At the national level Obama doubled down on his bigoted intolerant attack on religion in a recent speech on his idea that contraception should be mandated and paid for by the State. Churches must submit to the State on this issue, and as he often does, mocks those that differ from him.
From the speech to Women's Leadership Forum in
April 27: Washington
“This contraception fight in particular was illuminating. It was like being in a time machine,” Obama told the crowd, many of whom had purchased tickets that cost $1,000 to attend. “Republicans in Congress were going so far as to say an employer should be able to have a say in the health care decisions of its female employees. You know, for a party that prides itself on being rabidly anti-regulations of almost any kind, for folks who claim to believe in freedom from government interference and meddling, it doesn’t seem to bother them when it comes to a woman’s health.”
Full article here.
Christians must be ever vigilant. The anti Christian bigotry and intolerance and persecution isn’t violent like in other places in the world, but the effect is the same. Christianity is the most prosecuted religionon the planet, and we must support each other and defy the State.
As an aside, in this speech he also said:
"As long as I’m President, we are going to keep moving forward."… "You can count on that. You don’t have to take my word on it – you’ve got my signature on it. Because something like standing up for the principle of equal pay for equal work isn’t something I’m going to have to 'get back to you on' – it’s the first law I signed."
Thing is, female employees in the White House get paid 18% less than men. Oooops. Plus, study after study shows when days off and hours worked are calculated into the pay equation, women do get equal pay, except I guess, in the White House. Yes of course there are other exceptions, but men work 8-10 hours a week more than women, and take fewer days off.
Our Dear Leader is shameless using lies, bigotry, intolerance and deceit to keep power.