Sunday Faith Blog

First, I want to thank you all for having discussed the homosexual marriage SCOTUS decision on my blog with mostly respect and intellectual input, not mocking or insulting homosexuals.  I appreciate that and I hope it continues because nobody feels it’s right to insult good people.   I believe it’s important to remember that homosexuals are not only those marching in gay parades with fishnet stockings and false eyelashes who make it easy to disdain and laugh at, but  they also don’t all support gay marriage and many live dignified lives.

Unlike my normal Faith Blogs, I am printing below an article Ray (Elmer’s Brother) sent me via email.  This is something we’ve all heard before;  children of gay parents don’t have it easy.  I print it here today for prayer for the children…and to possibly send around to your friends and family so they are better informed.  No matter how our media poses situations (like “everybody’s THRILLED about this SCOTUS ruling…all the Late Night Hosts, all channels but FOX, all indoctrinated American kids, all Christians who choose to interpret their own Scripture..everybody’s wildly excited!…and, by the way?… all the rest of you folks are bigots and idiots”), there are many who disagree, including the children of gay parents.   Also, the American College of Pediatrics DISAGREES with the SCOTUS, the link’s another important article.  

Please click HERE to read the rest of the article a bit of which I published below, which is VERY important and interesting and frightening, frankly.   Notice the date on this article, April  24, 2015…the warning went unheeded:

 

A Warning from Canada: Same-Sex Marriage Erodes Fundamental Rights

April 24th, 2015

Americans need to understand that the endgame of the LGBT rights movement involves centralized state power—and the end of First Amendment freedoms.


I am one of six adult children of gay parents who recently filed amicus briefs with the US Supreme Court, asking the Court to respect the authority of citizens to keep the original definition of marriage: a union between one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others, so that children may know and may be raised by their biological parents. I also live in Canada, where same-sex marriage was federally mandated in 2005.

I am the daughter of a gay father who died of AIDS. I described my experiences in my book: Out From Under: The Impact of Homosexual Parenting. Over fifty adult children who were raised by LGBT parents have communicated with me and share my concerns about same-sex marriage and parenting. Many of us struggle with our own sexuality and sense of gender because of the influences in our household environments growing up.

We have great compassion for people who struggle with their sexuality and gender identity—not animosity. And we love our parents. Yet, when we go public with our stories, we often face ostracism, silencing, and threats.  (Z:  The Left so often demands conversation on these subjects but never seems to truly welcome other points of view)

I want to warn America to expect severe erosion of First Amendment freedoms if the US Supreme Court mandates same-sex marriage. The consequences have played out in Canada for ten years now, and they are truly Orwellian in nature and scope.

Canada’s Lessons

In Canada, freedoms of speech, press, religion, and association have suffered greatly due to government pressure. The debate over same-sex marriage that is taking place in the United States could not legally exist in Canada today. Because of legal restrictions on speech, if you say or write anything considered “homophobic” (including, by definition, anything questioning same-sex marriage), you could face discipline, termination of employment, or prosecution by the government.   CONTINUE READING HERE.

But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.”  Acts 5:29

I wouldn’t want to have to fight homosexual leanings and I am 1000% certain there are people in this country who do.  I think it helps if we keep in mind that good people don’t need insults.  They are those living healthy, good lives and struggling with their sexuality.

Sorry if I sound ‘preachy,’ but it’s my blog.  So there 🙂

have a fabulous Sunday,

Z

 

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22 Responses to Sunday Faith Blog

  1. Of course the endgame of the LGBT rights movement involves centralized state power—and the end of First Amendment freedoms!

    Framing this issue (and the transgender and healthcare issues as well) as a civil rights issue has been an effective strategy. People just shut up then because of the connection with civil rights issues and all that transpired during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

    Most Americans today cannot compose a reasoned argument to refute the civil rights argument. Duck is right about one thing: “We are a sorry people.” Of course, he spouts this in a different context and with a different meaning, but you get my point.

  2. Full disclosure: I am one who was physically assaulted and blackmailed by a militant lesbian who was a college professor. 1971. No way out of taking her classes! She was the only professor for a particular course (P.E.), and I had to pass that course in order to obtain a Virginia Teaching Certificate. I made her back off so that she couldn’t finish her assault, but she made my life hell for those weeks in the summer of 1971, and she gave me the lowest grade I’ve ever received as a student.

    I never told my parents. I didn’t tell my best friend of some 45 years until last night.

    I’m here to tell you that the above kind of situation is now going to increase in frequency.

  3. People do not see behind the facade,
    This is not a battle to silence bigots.
    It is a battle to silence the church.

  4. AOW. i’m so jealous that you have a best friend of 45 years.

  5. Mustang says:
    Freedom of speech is under assault all across the world right now, and it is definitely part of the leftist agenda. If they cannot silence us by screaming that we are racist, or homophobic, or Islamophobic, then they will label us bigots and haters, and they will say that no one has the right to express hateful speech. The leftist position is nothing if not ironic. British courts recently convicted a Christian pastor for insulting Islam. Canadians persecute its citizens for similar offenses.

    The fallacy in the leftist argument is that there is no “unreasonable” fear associated with pointing to the social harm done by racists, whether black or white. There is no unreasonable fear of Islam when in fact Moslems have murdered tens of thousands of people in cold blood. Similarly, there is no unreasonable fear of homosexuals; there is only disgust by their despicable behavior, which is an affront to God’s law and human decency.

    The disconnect here is that men who are drawn to other men suddenly decide that they want to be fathers of children. How is it possible for courts, who set themselves up as protectors of children allow homosexuals to adopt children, when study after study reveals that homosexual parents actually harm these defenseless children? It defies all logic, but listen to the homosexuals scream bloody murder when the opinion of experts conflict with their decadent proclivities. Soon, any psychologist who releases a study on this topic will face charges for propagating hate science.

    There are other concerns, as well. For example, 69% of the individuals reportedly raised by lesbian mothers said that their mothers received public assistance, as compared with only 17% of traditional families. Only 26% of lesbian households were engaged in full time employment. 18% of children raised by lesbians spend some time in foster homes. Less than 2% of children raised by lesbians reported a same-sex relationship lasting the full 18 years of childhood.

    America is in a deep hole. We ought to stop digging.

  6. geeez2014 says:

    Ed, that is nice, isn’t it…to have a best friend for 45 years. Other than my own sisters, I don’t have good friends of that many years.
    And yes, there is such an assault on the church these days. This is just a small indication of that but I really hope some of you read Yahoo homepage for a week, just the headlines. Yesterday, there was an article about how Jefferson and Franklin were Deists and how Christians have “used the lie that is Christianity” to cover that up….nearly every single day, there’s something about how Christians have failed, or how wonderful people have awakened and freed themselves from Christianity or devout Judaism, and how much more gleeful they are, ..etc etc.
    Here’s an article…tells a very sweet story….but how many Yahoo readers know of the Waldensians, and why would the Pope’s apology for an 11th century mistreatment be fodder for a headling article on Yahoo? See my point?
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/28/pope-francis-waldensians_n_7644916.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

    Anyway…it’s all about that…….ALL about silencing those darned Christians who are such a threat to all that stuff that’s so much FUN like immorality…. etc.

    AOW; so surprised she was a P.E. teacher! 🙂 I’m so sorry you had that terrible experience!
    I have a black girlfriend who gets IRATE when people use the term CIVIL RIGHTS for gay rights, etc…IRATE. She IS a Democrat …the one I’ve written here who agrees with me on almost all of my conservative stands but says finally “But I could never vote Republican; it’d be going against my family for years”
    Yup. And she’s TOTALLY against abortion, too!!!!!

  7. geeez2014 says:

    Mustang, my links on the children of gay parents are enhanced by your information..thanks.
    I hate to admit this but I’m not sure I am getting your point about “Unreasonable fears”….?? Just don’t quite grasp what I’m sure is an excellent point…. can you restate “There is no “unreasonable” fear associated with pointing to the social harm done by racists, whether black or white”?

  8. Mustang says:

    The definition of such terms as homophobic and Islamophobic is “unreasonable fear of …” Islam or homosexuals. My point is that we have no unreasonable fear of any of these things and that leftists ought to stop using these words to describe our objection to homosexual life style, or Islamic extremism, etc.

  9. geeez2014 says:

    Mustang…I see… thanks… good point. NOW I’m going to your Psalm Sunday because I enjoy it so much!

  10. Who was it that said a true Democracy can’t last for more than 200 years? That appears to be true, doesn’t it? 200 years. 1776 to 1976. We’ve been going downhill ever since. And it has been snowballing faster than ever imagined. Obama has accomplished what he set out to do with the help of naive people, because with their help the Muslim in the W/H is winning. “Mission accomplished”.

  11. Mal, not just muslim in the WH.
    Google Bath House Barry.

  12. For us Christians, there is still a hope, not just a heavenly one, but the hope of an awakening.
    But we need to be prepared for the battle.
    Ephesians 6:
    10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

    11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

    12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

    13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

    14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

    15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

    16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

    17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

    18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

  13. Imp says:

    I don’t think for one minute all this is over and we’re just going to lay down and take it from those lawyers on the court:

    Outspoken conservative and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke sees a light at the end of the tunnel following the Supreme Court’s ruling that made same sex marriage legal nationwide.

    Clarke took to Twitter on Saturday and said he believes conservatives are starting to snap out of their slumber and resigning themselves to progressive culture taking over America and are becoming angry and ready to fight for their values.

    Encouraged to see that the sense of resignation over SCOTUS and modern lib cultural rot is turning to anger today. Next is rage, then revolt..

    — David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) June 27, 2015

  14. Ed, Muslim…….and possibly gay, too! Its not confirmed but very suspicious.
    IMP, I DO hope you’re right that we are snapping out of our slumber with respect to recent SCOTUS decisions. They’ll just keep pushing and pushing until we say “ENOUGH” and rebel.

  15. Mustang says:

    @ Imp

    Does Sheriff Clarke say whom it is we should fight? I am thinking that it would not be much of a victory if we beat up that nasty little rat Ginsberg. Maybe Clarke was thinking elections ought have consequences. A quick review of the facts may be in order: Clinton appointed Ginsberg, Reagan appointed Kennedy, and Bush appointed Roberts. Whom do we fight? Reagan is dead, and Clinton/Bush are out of office. Maybe we should beat up Kagan for being a homo and refusing to recuse from the deliberation about normalizing sexual deviancy. I mean, I know Clarke is right —we should beat up someone, I just can’t figure out who it ought to be —
  16. Baysider says:

    Ed: “This is not a battle to silence bigots. It is a battle to silence the church.”
    This could not be said better. We know for sure it’s not just flesh and blood that we wrestle with – all this is energized by God’s deepest, longest, and strongest opponent. Good to know HE ends up in the lake of fire. Can’t be soon enough.

    Re: ‘phobias’ – yes, I’ve taken issue with many people over this. Never met a ‘homophobe’. I ask “what do you mean by ‘phobe’ “? And can sometimes follow up with “so you mean like being a Christ-phobe?” (Although, no fear of HIM is irrational, ’cause He can deliver the punch.)

  17. geeez2014 says:

    I LOVE David Clarke…do you know he actually almost SMILED on TV the other night? 🙂
    Seriously, he’s a great guy, though Milwaukee doesn’t have a great crime record, by the way….

    Mustang is right….what’s Clarke propose we do? And is he willing to get his sheriff’s department on OUR SIDE?!!!

    I really do think some of these extremists like the anti traditional SCOTUS decisions and ISIS (not to lump them too closely together!) are GOOD. I DO think some Americans are finally saying “WHAT?” And I KNOW for a fact that a lot of muslims, even in countries like Jordan, are reacting against the ISIS bunch; anti MUSLIM extremists…a good thing. Maybe our saving grace (Not to suggest the word ‘grace’ here with “His Grace”, but…….if the halo fits!!)

  18. Ray Cole says:

    If one can make up a civil right one can just as well deny one and even though Canadian law implies free speech, one only has to ask Mark Steyn or a pie faced Ann Coulter what is the reality.

  19. silverfiddle says:

    I agree there is a bigger agenda, and it’s about power and control.

  20. Kid says:

    As I’ve thought all along – What of the Children’s rights in homosexual ‘homes’.
    The majority of kids have testified that they found it very undesirable.
    I wouldn’t expect much relief based on that though. Look at how kids grow up in breeder homes/neighborhoods and no-one is even talking about that.

  21. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, only leftwingers have rights anymore, certainly not rightwingers and, apparently, not even leftwingers’ kids….If the gay activist wants children, they shall have children, by any means.

    SF…much bigger agenda.

    Ray; free speech until someone rights an op-ed about their ‘anybody can marry’ situation, then they’re in BIG TROUBLE, right? Some free speech.

    Free speech is for lefties. Period. I do believe Americans are just now starting to see that….

  22. Kid says:

    “Free speech is for lefties. Period. I do believe Americans are just now starting to see that….”

    We can hope. Then we can hope for change, or better yet imo, let’s use this to make things so bad for America, people can’t even walk down the hall without getting nautous.

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