R-71 UPDATE/SB5688: We are still hearing from people who are unsure whether they should vote for or against R-71 / SB 5688. We were for R-71 in order to put SB 5688 on the ballot. Now that it is on the ballot, we are voting REJECT, in order to defeat SB 5688. REJECT.
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has announced that the appeal filed by the state in doe v. Reed, which deals with the issue of blocking the release of the names and addresses of those who signed R-71 petitions, will be hearing the oral argument Oct. 14, at 11: 00 AM in Pasadena, California.
Our people will be there.
This appeal was filed objecting to the restraining order that continues to seal the names of those who signed the R-71 petitions, from the public, particularly the homosexual activists who have threatened to use them for purposes of harassment.
You should know that on Friday, the ACLU of WA State, filed a letter of amicus curiae with the Court, against us, and for the Secretary of State.
The letter supports, "the defendant/appellants the Secretary of State of Washington (Reed) and the Public Records Officer of the Secretary of State of Washington, in the above referenced case."
The ACLU, who say they advocate for people's rights, are saying they want the names made public.
I have linked to a copy of their amicus letter.
This is a trial by fire. It is not a political battle, it is a spiritual one. Thank you for standing with us.
Kirk Cameron Shown No "Tolerance" Toward His Beliefs On Evolution
Actor Kirk Cameron, often referred to as a "former teen idol," has announced an outreach to help students be more informed on the subject of creation and evolution.
To facilitate the effort he has legally reprinted 50,000 copies of Charles Darwin's, "The Origin of Species," which is now "public domain," with an additional 50 pages pointing out the flaws in Darwin's theory and making a strong case for creation, using material from scientists who actually believe God created the universe.
Cameron, who accepted Christ personally about 20 years ago while he was starring in the popular TV series, "Growing Pains" says, "We have a situation in our country where young people are entering college with a belief in God and exiting with that faith being stripped and shredded."
This is true.
He says, "An entire generation is being brain washed by "Atheistic Evolution".
There are 2 stories in this.
Christians should be aware of what he is doing and support it. Please follow the link and read more about his project that will be launched on November 21, the anniversary of the origins book.
The second story here, chronicles the continual assault on freedom of speech. And thought for that matter. The "Tolerance" people are at it again. Assaulting Cameron for what he believes.
Because he doesn't agree with their agenda. It is a familiar pattern. Miss California in the Miss USA contest, is asked her views on marriage, she respectfully responds, she is trashed. Wrong beliefs.
Last week, following Sarah Palin's speech in Hong Kong, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, carried a front page headline that read, "A Broad In Asia". There was outcry and push back, then an apology by the paper that can't afford to lose subscribers, admitting it was not an error, it was intentional. They are sorry. After the damage is done. This kind of attack has been relentless toward Sarah and Todd Palin because of their beliefs.
The Jonas brothers and a couple of other young artists wear purity rings, symbolic of their belief in abstinence. They are publicly trashed. On television.
Now Kirk Cameron has a different view then that of the secularists. Trash him. Cameron is presenting both sides of the evolution-creation discussion. Darwin's book, considered the consummate source for evolutionists, and a 50-page addendum presenting the biblical teaching on creation and supporting scientific discovery and evidence. Trash him anyway. We don't care about both sides. We only care about our side.
Tolerance is only extended to those who hold the proper beliefs and open mindedness only applies within the context of secular progressive thinking.
Here's a couple of examples out of hundreds of personal attacks already being leveled at Cameron.
The Huffington Post asks, "Are Evolution-Deniers Any Different From Holocaust-Deniers, Birthers, or Truthers?" (Posted Sept.24)
The Washington City Paper refers to Cameron as an evangelical crazy, (posted Sept. 25), his "The Origin of the Species," with it's 50-page addendum "a cult version" and "When did Kirk Cameron Become So F------ Weird?" (posted Sept. 23)
All this because he has a different belief. And all this from the people who pride themselves in being open minded and tolerant.
Some say, "Well, that's just those far left extremists." It often starts with them, but quickly works it's way into a sympathetic "main stream" article.
There are a thousand examples of this kind of pattern every week in our country. Those of us working on R-71 have and are experiencing this in a regular and increasing way.
Some guy in Everett is calling for destruction of government and church buildings and directly advocating for the death of Larry Stickney and myself. A couple of homosexual activists publicly say they don't condone that behavior, tut...tut...tut... and the personal assaults continue and escalate. Eventually, the mainstream press joins the hunt and because certain people believe certain things, they are personally attacked by carefully crafted words of innuendo and a selectively raised eyebrow. And reputations are trashed and motives slandered.
Some who have helped in the R-71 effort have received calls demanding to know, "Why do you hate gays?"
Because one believes in and defends marriage, they are branded as bigots and haters by those who strive to deconstruct marriage and undermine the culture.
Much is at stake in the days ahead, not the least of which is freedom of speech and freedom of belief.
I am assured God will help us through this trial by fire.
Faith & Freedom
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