Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Homosexuals Kissing in Front of Mormon Temple--- In Protest

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Matt and his partner Derek, stopped while walking home from a concert last week in Salt Lake City, on the Main Street Plaza, owned by the Mormon Church, to give each other a hug and kiss.

A security guard told them that was inappropriate and against the church's policy. The couple was asked to stop. When they didn't, they were ask to leave. The homosexual couple became angry and argumentative and began using profanity. The security guard called the police, the couple was charged with trespassing.

I saw the first report this last Friday and decided not to comment on it, however, the story has now taken on a new turn, the press has slightly changed the account of what was originally reported and some in the homosexual community are reacting toward the Mormon Church out of disagreement with what the church believes and apparently their right to make policy on their own property.

Sunday morning more than a hundred homosexuals and their advocates gathered in front of the Mormon Temple, on the Plaza, to demonstrate against the LDS church with a gay "kiss-in". Essentially, this was a demonstration against the church's beliefs regarding marriage.

The Salt Lake City Tribune, on Monday, painted a placid picture of love, discrimination and people walking their dogs.

However, there is another side to this. A much darker side.

The Mormon Church owns the property where the two men were kissing. The church feels it was inappropriate behavior on their property and now people are demonstrating against the church, because of what it believes, calling it discrimination.

I am not a Mormon, however, I know that they, as we biblical evangelicals believe that marriage is between a man and a woman.

Why do they not have the right to follow their beliefs with affirming policies on property they own?

When an evangelical pastor preaches that the Bible condemns homosexual behavior---and it does, in church property owned by the congregation, will homosexuals demonstrate against that church?

That has already happened in California and elsewhere as a result of California's Proposition 8.

At what point will litigation begin based on the so-called "hate crimes" legislation that has already become law and more such legislation that is moving forward?

There is a major push from the White House down to normalize this lifestyle, marginalize biblical teaching on the subject and demonize those who do not agree.

I sincerely believe freedom of religious expression is in jeopardy.

Scripture often admonishes God's people to "awaken".

This is a time for people of faith and conservatives to "Wake-Up".

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Gary Randall
President
Faith & Freedom

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6 comments:

  1. I am Mormon. The church purchased that property from the city of Salt Lake specifically so they could limit inappropriate behavior in the area around the Salt Lake Temple.

    I would not want to see any public display of affection, straight or gay anywhere. These gay activists are acting like nobody has any right to disagree with them.

    Thirty years ago we were told that a woman can raise a child by herself, without a man, just as well as the traditional nuclear family. Now our prisons are filled with people from fatherless homes. Most people in poverty are single women. We have learned by sad experience that two parents are necessary to raise children.

    Let's not begin an experiment to see if two men or two women can raise children just as well as a traditional nuclear family. Five thousand years of human experience has taught us that marriage is between a man and a woman and that the traditional family is the best environment in which to raise a child.

    PRS in FW

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  2. Yes, this is the persecution the Lord has warned us about, our battle is not against flesh and blood but against the powers and principalities of this dark world. I am glad that I have a higher place to go and that this world is not my home !!!

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  3. 1. The property where the two men shared a kiss on the cheek used to be a public street before a land swap give it to the Mormon church. Even after said land swap there was a public easement on land until 2003 when the Mormons lost a lawsuit trying to prevent exercise of first amendment rights with which they disagreed. After 2003 the city granted the church full control of what was formerly a public street. So this is slightly more complex than "their own property" as Gary claims.

    2. The demonstratoin was NOT held "on the Plaza" as Gary claims but on PUBLIC land bordering said Plaza (read the article it is perfectly clear).

    3. Seems to me the real lesson to be learned is that granting public land to a religious entity will result in a curtailment of citizens' First Amendment rights on said property, regardless of what promises are given by said religious entity to secure such land.

    4. The protests were as much against Salt Lake City's ill advised decision to grant public land to the Mormon church as they were against the Mormon church's decision to enforce anti-gay policies on this formerly public land. I see nothing to support Gary's claim that this protest had anything to do with the Mormon church's stand against marriage equality. Seems the only reason it is brought up here is to give the false impression that anti-equality activists as victims.

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  4. This is Emmanual's land. The kissers were tresspassing.

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  5. maybe if the behavior was beastiality, there would have been much more of an outrage.

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  6. Can you imagine the killings that could take place in our streets if suddenly the government woke up
    and realized that it was wrong of them to ask America to accept the unspeakable acts of homosexuality
    as if they were normal, and made illegal adult entertainment, pornography, and abortions at the same time?

    I say this because of anger, hatred, and lust that has worked it's way into our nation through those devices.

    If it were cleansed too quickly there could be a lot of trouble.

    We would have to be gentle about it, reminding people that the time
    to rid ourselves of those things may be near and that we should prepare ourselves for it.

    Maybe some should be reminded that they might need to stock up on porn, understanding that they will no longer be able to get any more of it, and should seek the help of God to get weaned off of it.

    They would need to be reminded that the days are getting short and that there may come a time when anyone who receives any kind of pornography and reports it, will cause a search for it by the police as a means of cleansing it out of the country.

    The people would have to be prepared for such a thing.

    At the very least, we could get rid of all new forms of it by law, and seek seriously to enforce such laws, in order that
    this nation not perish from the earth due to the judgment of God
    who raises up nations and also puts them down in the dust and causes others to reign in their stead.

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