Friday, May 29, 2009

Homosexual Activists Ramping Up Intimidation Tactics

It doesn't seem to matter whether it is an honest answer to a question posed to a Miss USA contestant about her personal belief about marriage, a faith-based organization and their leadership that advocates for traditional marriage, a vote of the people affirming their support of traditional marriage or even an attempt to have a vote of the people on affirming traditional marriage, the homosexual activists are more and more reverting to the use of slander, intimidation, and acts of personal destruction to advance their agenda.

As we prepare to roll out Referendum 71, the ugliness has already begun.

I have been told by state authorities that the homosexual activists are "swarming around" trying to find something wrong with Faith and Freedom. That's fine. We have been audited by the IRS within the past year and found to be in compliance. Our PAC is managed by a highly respected veteran of political action committee management. We have an excellent accounting firm and one of Washington's leading law firms to help us.

Focus on The Family reported yesterday, that a national gay activist group is now accusing the Diocese of Maine of violating IRS rules by collecting signatures to place a marriage-protection amendment on the ballot---much like our own Ref. 71 effort.

Erik Stanley, with the Alliance Defense Fund, told Focus that the church has done nothing wrong. He said, "Under IRS regulations, churches have the right to take a position and advocate in support of a public referendum on traditional marriage."

This group knows this, because a similar complaint they filed against a church in California last year was dismissed as frivolous.

Harassment.

In addition to harassment regarding one's beliefs about marriage, a San Diego television station is reporting that a couple has been ordered by the county to stop home Bible studies. Is this a snapshot of where we are going?

Mike Heath, exec. director of the Maine Family Policy Council told Focus that gay activists, "Are interested in controlling people's speech and going beyond that to control what they believe. Folks in other parts of the country need to understand this will soon be on their doorstep."

This dark, manipulative agenda is not only at the doorstep here, but is crossing the threshold of every family in the state.

This is a time that each of us need to get real with what we really believe about marriage, the future of the family and for Christians, what the Bible actually teaches about homosexual acts.

I strongly recommend the book: "Marriage on Trial: The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage" by Glenn T. Stanton and Bill Maier.

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Gary Randall
President
Faith & Freedom

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19 comments:

  1. The Christian "Right" isn't called right for nothing. Those out there who are egomaniacs, would redefine, or put their agenda ahead of the word of God. I can't think of a better guide for living than the Bible. The Bible says love your fellow man, and Christians do. However there comes a time when we need figuratively "pound the plowshares into swords". The pen is mightier than the sword, and today the Christian Right needs to mobilize, and get politically engaged. There's no longer any excuse for sitting at home huddled in a corner wringing one's hands. Christians need to be watchers watching everything their representatives are doing, and calling them on bad decisions. Oh let the gays try to intimidate, that will only serve to hurt their cause more than help it. Ask Perez Hilton about that.

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  2. You know maybe if religious orgs stopped treating gays and lesbians like second class citizens and stopped working so hard to take away their civil rights, they would back off. You see, they are fighting for their lives here because people like you are trying to destroy their families. Stop using us to sell books. It sickens me.

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  3. So verifying that the groups seeking to take away your rights are complying with all the relevant laws is now "harassment"? Sounds like due diligence to me. If Gary and Faith and Freedom are on the up & up they should have nothing to fear from such scrutiny and no reason to see said scrutiny as harassment.

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  4. "As we prepare to roll out Referendum 71, the ugliness has already begun."

    So true.

    By definition, the very act of "rolling out Referendum 71", will demonstrate ugliness in its most abhorrent form.

    Targeting a specific group of people and organizing to deny them equal rights as human beings because of your personal beliefs, faith, and limited perspective. is ugliness.

    Telling children that their parents' relationship isn't worthy of legal recognition equal to your own because their family looks different than yours, is ugliness.

    Claiming "harassment" and victimization when people speak out against your blatant attacks on them and their families, is ugliness.

    The truth is, is that we live in a country where everyone is entitled to their beliefs. And I would never judge your beliefs or seek to tell you that your faith or values are wrong – let alone promote legislation to restrict your beliefs.

    However, that is the very thing that you seek to do to all LGBT families in Washington. Not only do you judge them, you seek to legislate your judgment into state law by using fear tactics and falsehoods to coerce the residents of our state to agree with you.

    I wonder how you would feel if this were reversed. What if the tide of public opinion was in opposition to Christianity and Christian worship? Would it then be ok for me to promote a referendum prohibiting Christian worship? I would certainly hope not.

    I will pray that understanding, compassion, and empathy enter your heart and that the all-encompassing love of Jesus will begin to lead your actions.
    In the mean time, I will continue protect myself and those I love from you and your referendum and will speak out in favor of love, equality, and understanding.

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  5. I remember how Jesus told the man
    "Who made me a ruler and a judge
    over you?" and "Beware of covetousness."

    It was told to the man who came to
    Jesus asking him to talk to his brother, that he divide his inheritance with him.

    I suppose if the man came to Jesus
    recognizing that he was the righteous judge of these things because of God the Father, he should also have been aware of the commandment that said, "Thou
    shalt not covet."

    No doubt Jesus wished the Pharisess would have been doing the work of deliverers, righteous
    judges, but his ministry was first
    the gospel about himself, the ministry of the word of God.

    And what about today? What's the motive of those who are not under
    the God given manner of marriage,
    but want the benefits by law?

    What is their motive? Fairness?

    I suppose the man who wanted his brother to share the inheritance might have thought his motive was
    the same, but Jesus was never unfair to anyone and he never will
    be.

    There is an inheritance that is of
    the firstborn, that those that are not of his, can not receive.

    Those who are of the first man can
    not receive some things that are of the last man, till they become
    born of his spirit.

    I don't think I should feel well about any judge who is about to be appointed till I hear that the
    judge to be, believes in Jesus who
    always knows how to judge right and never makes a mistake.

    I for one do not believe that covetousness should ever get a promotion, for it's not of the
    kingdom of heaven. Jesus has a party and covetousness isn't on the guest list. He wants us all to
    be together in righteousness, having spoiled principalities and
    powers. Some of us have been on the wrong side of a fuzzy rope.

    The good news is that if we repent
    of our sins God is there for us. If we receive Christ, we will receive something better than what
    we gave up.

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  6. Psalm 140: 1-8
    Deliver me O Lord, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;
    Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.
    They have sharpened their tongues
    like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.
    Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.
    The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread
    a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
    I said unto the Lord, Thou art my
    God: hear the voice of my supplications, O Lord.
    O God the Lord, the strength of my
    salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.
    Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked
    device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.

    Psalm 140:11-13
    Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
    I know that the Lord will maintain
    the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.
    Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright
    shall dwell in thy presence.

    Luke 19:11
    And as they heard these things, he
    added and spake a parable, because
    he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately
    appear.

    So often we sow, but do not see
    the reaper. We invest but do not see the fruit. Some things take time.

    God gave Jesus the kingdom, but some sent a message that they would not be ruled by him. Yet, the Lord gave his own each some tallents, that they might gain
    the more for the Lord, and so we
    wait for the time when we shall see the fruit, and continue for
    we know our labors are not in vain.

    And what happens to those who will
    not let Jesus be their lord?

    In the parable the lord commanded
    they be brought before him and they were slain before his eyes.

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  7. I remember how the devil said in
    the garden something like this:

    "Isn't every apple just as good
    as all the others? It isn't fair
    is it to say that one isn't as good as the others? It certainly
    is ugly to say anything bad about
    this fruit that's right before you
    isn't it? Why not just accept it
    and stop being so much better than
    whatever, in your own eyes? You're
    just not being fair."

    So if we all accept homosexuality
    as the same as marriage between one man and one woman, the way God
    ordained from the beginning, would
    our eyes truely be opened to know
    good from evil? Would we truely then be as ....who?

    Who is it that wants control of people through the government and
    it's judges? Who is it that wants
    to call good evil and evil good?
    Who is it that corrupts, oppresses
    and works to turn what's good into
    evil?

    Woe be unto him, for God's day is
    coming. I want to be found on the
    Lord's side, for the host of heaven is with Jesus. There's more
    with him and God than with anybody
    else.

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  8. Wow, who called for the triple order of crazy?

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  9. We could go back and forth for weeks, months, or years quoting the bible (or misquoting and making up entire conversations as the case may be) to prove our points and make our cases.

    The truth is it doesn't matter.

    In the United States of America, our founding fathers established separation of church and state for a reason. It was to ensure that the theology of any given religion did not determine policy and law for the nation (or state) as a whole.

    Without this very important distinction, we would very likely resemble the Taliban in Afghanistan far more than the great country we call home.

    “Woe be unto [me], for God’s day is coming…”

    Perhaps…

    But in God’s day, I assure you, it will be God, not you standing in judgment.

    Until then, I suggest you begin to pay attention to the plank in your own eye – before seeking to remove the speck of sawdust in mine.

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  10. I've just read that Dr. Tiller has been brutally murdered. Let us join in praying for his eternal soul, and for grace and serenity for those who loved him.

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  11. CW, our nation was founded on God's basic principles. As for the 'separation of church and state' is twisted today! The original is for the 'fear' of the government getting into the church's business. Remember, they came here for 'freedom' of religion, and Jefferson wrote them a letter to assure them that this won't happen. But, it has in our day. Now the government is getting into our business, and critizing us for sticking with the guidlines of pro life, authuentic marriages, homosexuality, that is an abomination to God, and most importanty to me is the fact our children are being taught in the schools of these deviant behaviours are to be accpect, which is contrary to our Christian beliefs!

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  12. anon 9:28
    Maybe if gays and lesbians stopped behaving like barbarians, they wouldn't get so much blow back. And since when is marriage a "civil right"? Marriage is a core institution of our society established to advance the species, something a gay marriage cannot do. Public school systems now push the gay agenda down the throats of our children without parental knowledge or permission, so how are we to respond? Christians do not dislike gays, or use them "to sell books", gays put themselves in the public spotlight thinking that will advance their agenda. They invade our churches, they step on first amendment rights because what's said doesn't agree with their agenda, and they attack little old ladies because they're angry. As I said gays need to stop acting like barbarians.

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  13. Carrie Prejean's hardships are a personal tragedy, which should not be used for political gain.

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  14. Jesus clearly said what God has to say about marriage... It is the Church's long-compromised position on divorce (or adultery with another while a husband's or wife's pre-existant spouse still lives...) that brought us to this present state of "affairs"...! REPENT... remaine divorced or be reconciled to your living spouse... [1 COR. 7:10-11, ROM 7:1-3, 1 COR 7:39, etc.] This is the log in the eye of the Church.

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  15. "They invade our churches, they step on first amendment rights because what's said doesn't agree with their agenda, and they attack little old ladies because they're angry. As I said gays need to stop acting like barbarians."

    So I guess "pro-life" activists must be worse than barbarians, since they do everything you accuse gays and lesbians of and shoot their opponents in their churches as well. So you need to either rethink the broad-brush smear approach that you are so eager to apply to gays and lesbians or admit that pro-life advocates (if not Christians in general) are amoral pond-scum worse than barbarians!

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  16. cw so when the Episcopal Church came out for gay marriage , where were you in regards to separation to church and state ?

    Since when does any citizen have the audacity to tell another how she or he has to vote . Get off your high horse, and take the plank out of your own eye .

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  17. @ Anon

    When the Episcopal Church came out for gay marriage, I had no opinion in the matter as I'm not Episcopalian. What a church, of which I'm not a member, believes or endorses is really none of my concern.

    However, when individuals and churches come into my home - into my life - to restrict and limit my legal rights because of their religious beliefs, you can bet I have an opinion.

    I have to ask, what would you do if I came into your home, rifled though your files, found your marriage certificate, ripped it up, and told you, "You no longer have the right to visit your spouse in the hospital. You no longer have the right to arrange a funural for your spouse or decide what is to be done with his or her remains. If your spouse dies, you may not be able to stay in your home."?

    I have a feeling you would defend yourself, your rights, and your property.

    Should I be able to vote your marriage out of existence? Is that my right? Should you not speak out to protect yourself?

    I will get off my high horse, when you get out of my home and out of my life.

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  18. Marriage is NOT about children, and it never was - it has changed over history. Originally it was a way of ensuring female fidelity. Now it is a bond, giving legal rights and recognition. If you think marriage is solely for the production of children, do you also think infertile couples should be forbidden to marry?

    I'm bisexual: I've been in love with a man, and I'm in love with a woman. There isn't a difference: it's just love.

    I'm also British. We have gay marriage, and you might have noticed that we're doing fine. If the seas turn to blood we'll notify you. Maybe being British means I just don't get it - but why on earth should 'the will of the voters' decide whether people marry?! If they'd decided whether interracial marriage should be legalised in your country, it would have taken decades longer.

    Jesus never said anything about homosexuality. He had a lot to say about judgemental, self-righteous religious leaders.

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  19. Your all in for a surprise, gays included! GOD is a jealous God,His wrath can be servere. It's now called Global Warming. We will all be experiencing the end of the "Birth Pangs" and the rise of you know who>

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